Early American furniture has been widely studied, but through a narrow lens. Typical museum pieces seen today were not found in typical homes, and there is a vast amount of distinctive furniture from the southern region of early 18th- and 19th-century America that has been largely ignored. Furniture in the Southern Style is the first book of measured drawings to present details of this vernacular furniture, which draws on a wide variety of influences that combine to make forms that are uniquely Southern and typically American. No serious study of 18th- and 19th-century American furniture would be complete without the in-depth examination of work produced in the South that this book provides.
Furniture in the Southern Style CD: 27 SketchUp Models of Pieces from the MESDA Collection
On this CD, you’ll find the 27 detailed SketchUp models that were built to generate the illustrations for the book Furniture in the Southern Style: 27 Shop Drawings of Furniture from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Working with these models is as close as you can come to physically taking apart original examples of priceless antiques. With the free Google SketchUp program installed on your computers, you can:
- Closely examine every furniture part and every joint
- Develop and print detail drawings and cutlists
- Explore construction details
- Use the provided models as a starting point to develop your own designs
Google SketchUp can be downloaded, free at sketchup.google.com; it works on both PCs and Macs. More information on using this program is available at www.popularwoodworking.com/sketchup.
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