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Furniture Designing And Draughting | by Alvan Crocker Nye



Notes on the elementary forms, methods of construction and dimensions of common articles of furniture

TitleFurniture Designing And Draughting
AuthorAlvan Crocker Nye
PublisherThe William T. Comstock Co.
Year1914
Copyright1914, Alvan Crocker Nye
AmazonFurniture Designing and Draughting

By Alvan Crocker Nye, Ph.B, Instructor In Furniture Designing Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York City

Third Edition Revised With Addendum

-Preface
THIS book for the use of students, architects and others who at times find it desirable to make drawings for furniture, has been prepared from material collected during an experience of some years as ...
-Chapter I. Definitions, Classification, Etc
FURNITURE designing is the art of delineating and ornamenting household effects so they become objects of beauty and pleasure as well as service. Furniture designing means giving thought and study to ...
-Chapter II. Tables
THE table consists of a flat, level surface, suitable to receive whatever may be placed upon it, supported on one or more uprights. The word table properly applies to the top, which in early times was...
-Turnings
Turnings are used continually in the construction of furniture, and they always appear smaller than a square stick of the same dimensions. This is apparent in the above illustrations. No. 1 shows th...
-Turnings. Part 2
When the design calls for the edge of the top to appear thick, it is a needless waste of material to construct it of wood the full thickness, besides making an unnecessarily heavy piece of furniture. ...
-Turnings. Part 3
The hinges used for joining the two parts of the top are not ordinary butts. They are of a special form, as will be seen from the adjoining illustration, and are placed at each end of the leaves, with...
-Chapter III. Chairs, Seats, Sofas
THE parts of a chair are the legs, the seat frame, the back, and the arms. Plate XL. The seat frame, and in most instances all the rails, are doweled to the legs and back posts. The seat frame is sti...
-Chairs, Seats, Sofas. Part 2
Having determined on the outline of a chair back it is necessary to study its composition, that is, to decide how the space within the outline is to be treated. This question is sometimes decided befo...
-Chairs, Seats, Sofas. Part 3
In making the drawing from which a chair is to be constructed care must be taken to determine whether it is to have castors or not. If it is to have them the leg must be shortened accordingly, for the...
-Chairs, Seats, Sofas. Part 4
The foundation for the padded seat is webbing stretched as tightly as possible across the frame, front to back, and side to side. The widths interlace, over and under, each other so as to make a firm ...
-Chairs, Seats, Sofas. Part 5
The beauty of this class of work is dependent on the absence of fussy, unnecessary trimmings, and on the outline. This outline ought to be one that seems the natural result of using upholsterers' mate...
-Chapter IV. Casework, Panelling, Bedsteads
THE beauty of casework is dependent on: Firstly, its proportion as a whole. That is whether the height, the width, and the depth are of dimensions that appear well together. In most problems at least ...
-Effect Of Mouldings
The position of the moulding in relation to the eye may also apparently increase or diminish its members. If it is placed above or below the eye so the moulding ascends or descends, respectively, and ...
-Joints
The butt-joint is employed when two pieces of wood are jointed together in the same plane. The simplest form is when the edges of the two pieces are brought together and held by glue, no other conne...
-Joints. Part 2
The cabinetmaker avoids these difficulties. First he cuts a rebate in the frame on the finish side. In this the moulding is glued solidly so it becomes a part of the frame itself. When the glue is dry...
-Joints. Part 3
The thickness of door rails is dependent entirely on the size and design of the door, but the bottom rail is made a little wider than the top rail and side stiles, which are of the same width. PLATE ...
-Bedsteads
Bedsteads have a head board, a foot board and two side rails. The head and foot board are often panellel, and sometimes the side rails also. In the old-style bedstead there were four posts. These were...
-Chapter V. The Drawer
NEARLY every article of furniture may be provided with a drawer; and the ease with which it slides and its accuracy of fittings are tests of good workmanship. To have a wide, deep drawer slide so easi...
-Chapter VI. Ornamentation Of Furniture
IN addition to the general outline and proportion of furniture, its appearance is dependent upon ornamentation. This should not, however, become so important as to destroy the constructive elements or...
-Ornamentation Of Furniture. Continued
Where the top of the slat, in the form of a horizontal ellipse, joins the top rail of the back a dowel is placed. The thickness of the material included in the outlines of the ellipse is hardly suffic...
-Chapter VII. Theories Of Design, Rendering, Etc
IT is necessary that the designer should be familiar with the historic styles of architecture and furniture. He should also study the characteristic forms and ornamental details of each period. This w...
-Theories Of Design, Rendering, Etc. Continued
These projection drawings may be of any convenient scale, but most draughtsmen use one inch or one and one-half inch to the foot. With drawings made at these scales before him, the draughtsman has lit...
-Addendum. The "Louis" Furniture Styles
IT is natural that the historic styles of furniture should correspond with those of architecture. The architectural arts as practiced after the Middle Ages may be divided into the Renaissance and the ...
-The "Louis" Furniture Styles. Part 2
The Louis XVI. acanthus is less free, the general flow of the leaf being in one direction The parts of the leaf are not separated, as much as in either of the other styles, but each lobe is divided an...
-The "Louis" Furniture Styles. Part 3
Boulle sometimes worked from his own designs, but more often from those of Jean Berain, whose arabesques and grotesques form the motive for much of the inlay. At the beginning of his career Boulle pro...







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