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Furniture Fundamentals

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “sadkins” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in theFurniture Fundamentals series it is currently available at

When I joined the woodworking team a few of years ago I found myself thumbing through a couple of books in the Furniture Fundamentals series. Exploring those two books,“Chairs & Benches” and “Tables,” – as well as a book that I edited as an addition to the series, “Casework” – made for a great jumping off point for my work with Popular Woodworking. The series offers a lot of great information on how to build some of the most commonly built furniture forms. The books cover a range of techniques for varying skill levels and feature a wide array of furniture styles from Shaker to Arts & Crafts to Mid-Century Modern.

For example, “Tables” includes an Eames-style coffee table, a Victorian side table and an Asian bedside table – just to name a few. “Chairs & Benches” features a spindle chair, a Japanese garden bench and a few variations on the ever-popular Morris chair. The aptly named “Casework” covers all manner of casework from carcases to drawers. The three books are available individually or as a complete set. Together they make a nice reference for building some of the most popular furniture forms.

For this week’s book giveaway, we’re giving away a set of all 3 books in the Furniture Fundamentals Series! Simply post a comment and I’ll choose one winner at random. Winner to be announced Monday 9/18/17.


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  • Adws

    I want to start getting into furniture making. My wife has some projects she wants me to do, and this would help in that.

  • Mike

    Would love to add these to the growing stack of books I have to read. I’m in!

  • kaw-liga

    I could always use more books! My wife might not agree though. 🙂

  • LucR

    Looks good ! I’m in.

  • Macpony

    Count me in !

  • Porifera

    I’m looking for a challenging new project that will help be further develop my skill set.

  • pchast

    I’d like a chance at them too. Thanks

  • erikhinkston

    Yes please

  • rjhanby

    Count me in!

  • fallsomepioneer

    I’m in

  • Riven Joiner


  • AndrewHMPalmer

    We’re closing on our new house soon and I can finally start building my shop! I’d love to have more books in my woodworking library.

  • pmac

    Sigh… I hope I’m random enough this time.

  • mutz2k

    count me in

  • shemigon

    It must be an awesome book!

  • johnclaus


  • oasis22

    time to get lucky

  • Michiel67

    That would aid me a lot to learn how to build great projects!

  • wonkothesane

    In like Flynn.

  • Pequod

    Free/more books are always lovely. I like this new ploy of y’alls.

  • sadkins

    New to woodworking and this was one of my first subscriptions I ordered. Great magazine!

  • aaronk

    looks good!

  • galooticus


  • gtrboy77

    Count me in! Looks interesting…

  • Chairmaker14

    I would get a lot of use out of these books! I’m really interested in the chairs and casework.

  • Gene

    Sign me up, please!

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