The Dunlap Cabinetmakers Back by popular demand at a new, lower price
Complete materials lists and scaled drawings for 14 heirloom pieces
Fascinating background on the Dunlap family and its furniture
The Dunlaps of New Hampshire began making fine furniture in the mid-1700s. Their distinctive tables, chests, chairs, and clockcases have their origins in the traditions that the Scots-Irish brought to the New World. Most Dunlap works are now in museums where they are studied by scholars, but thanks to the book's detailed scaled drawings and Donald Dunlap's construction notes, woodworkers can undertake the challenging proportions and ornament practiced by the Dunlaps. The 14 projects range from a simple knife box to an intricate tall clock and include a one-drawer stand, tea table, and desk.
chest of drawers
flat-top high chest of drawers
high chest of drawers with gallery
About the Author:
A Tradition in Craftsmanship
Donald Dunlap practices his craft in Antrim, New Hampshire.
Philip Zea is president of Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Chipstone Foundation publication American Furniture. He lives in Norwich, Vermont.
John Nelson, author of 60 books, lives in Dublin, New Hampshire. His most recent woodworking book is The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (1-57990-600-1).