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Mid-Century Modern Furniture Plans

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

This week’s book giveaway is for Michael Crow’s “Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects.” The book includes mid-century modern furniture plans for a number of great projects by designers like Hans Wegner, George Nelson, Borge Mogensen, George Nakashima, Finn Juhl and others.

We published this book a couple of years ago and lately I’ve been revisiting it because I’m currently working on Michael’s new book – a book of techniques and shop drawings for Mackintosh furniture designs. “Mackintosh Furniture” will compile shop drawings for 28 furniture designs along with a look at a few different methods for creating some of Mackintosh’s signature details. The book will be published in November of 2017.

Mackintosh tabouret

This round taboret will be featured in Michael Crow’s “Mackintosh Furniture: Techniques & Shop Drawings for 28 Designs” (November 2017).

In the meantime, I have a copy of the “Mid-Century Modern Furniture” book to give away. Simply post a comment below and on winner will be chosen at random (winner will be announced Monday 5/15). Good luck!

—Scott Francis

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  • rjhanby

    Count me in, please

  • elintz

    I was looking at this book the other day when I was thinking that I needed to make a mid century lounge chair like the one on the cover.


    I’m mid-century modern myself (just don’t ask which century) and I love the furniture from that era. This book looks great.

  • kevinbraddock

    I would love this book

  • clguerrero

    I’m in!

  • Lbuck

    I built several projects in the Arts and Crafts edition and now am in a MCM rambler with new furniture tastes. Perfect timing to build the furnishings!

  • djbyrne

    Looks like a great book with lots of inspirational pieces and dimensions for timeless pieces

  • Cinkjo

    My father was a wood craftsman. Recently my 27 yr. old son said he would like to learn how to build furniture like my father used to. This would be a great book to start that off with. Something that mother and son could do together and make something my father would have been proud of.

  • Niwot

    Mid century! My favorite!

  • TrevorML

    this would be a really great book to break into furniture making… combining this with Christopher Schwarz’s Anarchist’s Design Book would be a fun thing to do!

    cheers from Oz

  • Sprehe

    Levels Jerry

  • BrianKloc

    Looks like an interesting book.

  • jb6646

    Interesting options. Not the normal selections.

  • waffleiron

    This could be fun.

  • Pleasanton

    Yes indeed-ily dood-ily

  • PBrown

    I’d love a chance at this.

  • fredjray1

    I’m too poor to buy it; I’ll gladly take it off your hands.

  • mike0mike

    yes, please

  • jwaggoner

    My daughter would love this. She loves Mid-Century Modern Furniture.

  • Chairmaker14

    I would really enjoy this book.

  • linsmith54

    Great choice for a book offering, plans for mcm furniture seem hard to come by.

  • Willy638

    Yes, please.

  • gregworks

    I’ve never built any mid-century modern furniture. Might be time to give it a go.

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