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Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Hardcover) Loot Price: R942
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Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Hardcover): Louise Brigham

Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Hardcover)

Louise Brigham; Illustrated by Edward H. Ascherman

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Originally published in 1910, this unusual book is about making furniture by hand using old boxes and crates. From the author's preface: "Two summers on the island of Spitzbergen taught me, more than all previous experiments, the latent possibilities of a box. Our camp was located seven hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle; Hammerfest, Norway, 535 miles to the southeast, was the nearest point from which supplies could be obtained. Ice and snow cut off the settlement from the outside world for eight months of the year. The provisions and other equipment necessary for the camp of eighty miners and workmen had to be carried in boxes on the ships that came from the mainland during the four summer months. When the portable house which was to be the home of the manager, his wife, and myself as their guest, had been put up and the supplies unpacked, the boxes began to accumulate. ... No lumber was available in Spitzbergen. ... cut off from materials the possibilities of the box seemed greater than ever, and the work, which daily grew in interest, commenced. As I worked in that far-off marvelous land of continuous day, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, I felt anew the truth, so familiar to all, that work to be of real value must be honest, useful, and beautiful..." With instructions on how to make 100 different items of useful furniture from boxes and cargo crates; including jardiniere, plant box, footstool, clock case, wall rack, washstand, bookcases, desk, game table, umbrella stand, nursery table, picture frames, corner seats, etc. etc.

General

Imprint: Kessinger Publishing Co
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2008
First published: June 2008
Authors: Louise Brigham
Illustrators: Edward H. Ascherman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 332
ISBN-13: 978-0-548-98634-9
Categories: Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Building skills > Carpentry
LSN: 0-548-98634-7
Barcode: 9780548986349

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