- With Saw, Plane & Chisel, by Zachary Dillinger -

With Saw, Plane and Chisel book cover shot

Zachary Dillinger documents the hand-tool-only construction of six pieces of classic American period furniture, spanning the major styles from the 1690s through to the mid-19th century. Along the way he offers a brief look at the historical development of these styles and the European influences from which they evolved.

Woodworkers will gain a strong understanding of how period furniture was made, how that influenced the development of those styles, and how to use this information to make excellent, realistic period furniture today. Includes details on how to do veneer work, inlay, painted decoration, etc.