Issue 10 T.O.C. – Al Breed - Book Recommendation

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Ten. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is come. 

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Al Breed - Book Recommendation
We’re big on books. We love to learn of obscure titles long out of print that contain information or images that cannot be found anywhere else. The quest for this kind of knowledge can lead down many rabbit trails – but where to begin? What volumes should a furniture maker track down to begin a woodworking reference library?

Cabinetmaker, carver, and chairmaker Al Breed has forgotten more than most will ever know about pre-industrial furniture. He is a veritable walking reference, and he is generous in sharing that knowledge with others. For our book recommendation in Issue Ten, Breed has offered to do something a little different: He recommends a solid stack of books for the woodworker to start with in building a library.

From well-known classics (such as Thomas Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director) to more obscure but equally enlightening titles, Breed presents a list of volumes worthy of dusting off and cracking open. These books are sure to offer new insights and inspiration for anyone seeking a pre-industrial education.

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