Making Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Furniture: With Measured Drawings

Courier Corporation
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Richly illustrated guide to the design, construction, painting, and decoration of a host of distinctive pieces — candle stands to four-posters. Includes designs for 24 popular hex signs and measured drawings for building 50 representative pieces: chairs, tables, desks, and many more. 250 illustrations. Bibliography.
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Courier Corporation
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Published on
Dec 27, 2012
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780486157627
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Language
English
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Genres
Antiques & Collectibles / Furniture
Crafts & Hobbies / Woodwork
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