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Classic American Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Mac” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Classic American Furniture” it is currently available at

Some styles just endure, pure and simple. Classic furniture styles such as Shaker and Arts & Crafts continue to stand the test of time. It’s a testament to the beauty and functionality of the designs. This week’s book giveaway for a copy of “Classic American Furniture” offers 20 projects from Christopher Schwarz and the editors at Popular Woodworking. Projects include cupboards, cabinets, tables, sideboards, mirrors and shelving. It also offers valuable helpful insight into topics such as finger joints, through mortises, wedge tenons, splines, panel glue-ups and finishing techniques.

One copy of the book is up for grabs this week. Simply post a comment and I’ll choose a winner at random. The winner will be chosen on Monday 8/28/17. Good luck!

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  • rrvchief

    Please count me in.

  • lochridge

    count me in

  • Gene

    Sign me up, please!

  • Indy Mike

    Please put my name into the drawing. Thx

  • rjhanby

    Count me in please

  • woodworkjay

    I think this would be a good source for ideas; count me in.


    This could be fun to make something for our new old house we’re rehabbing !

  • indelicatow

    Thanks for giving these books away.


    A few weeks ago I had checked this out from the Library. The projects are very well detailed. Unfortunately when you borrow a book you don’t have time to get into building something. You just get a few ideas of what you might build in the future when you can afford to buy the book.

  • Guadfly

    I’d love this for my bookshelf.

  • Cindy

    A book like this would open up a whole new world of furniture-making for me! Yea!

  • wasmithee

    I’d love to have a copy of this book.

  • trs

    This would be a great bday present

  • galooticus

    I’m interested!

  • douglasschmitt

    I love Shaker Furniture!

  • Geoffrey Bentz

    Looks like another good one.

  • LucR

    It seems good. I hope to win it to fill my fall evenings.

  • lemonstr


  • erikhinkston

    Thank you for your offer!

  • Mac

    Always looking for good Shaker furniture plans


    This covers much of the furniture I want to start building.

  • Joseph

    Looks nice!

  • cams2705

    Looks like a great book … entering with everyone else.

  • matthewbeesonwoodworking

    Keeping my fingers crossed! heehee

  • tmsbmx

    My kind of reading

  • mysandman

    Looks like the perfect library addition.

  • Dave

    Looks nice.

  • Tom d. Sims

    I love the simplicity of the arts & crafts movement style

  • MARoss1248

    Would love to have it in my library.

  • Chairmaker14

    I definitely need that book.

  • johnclaus


  • josephproth

    that would be great

  • devintech

    Hoping for a win.

  • Jeremy


  • Rcampbell43

    Sweet. I’m currently working on a Shaker wall clock and would love to see some other Shaker projects.

  • nschmi4

    Oo pick me!!

  • oasis22

    Maybe i’ll get unlucky…

  • josephtjohnson

    On the outside chance I may win one of the book giveaways . . . . . .
    Ever hopeful.

  • calebawilson

    Looks like a bunch of great projects.

  • Kurt

    Since I am just really getting started making furniture this book would be a God send. Thanks for all the great info.

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