Make a Joint Stool from a Tree
By Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. Make a Joint Stool from a Tree explores 17th century woodworking through a single project, the joint stool. This focused study begins with splitting an oak log, hewing and planing, layout and joinery, decoration (including turning the legs), and finally mixing and applying paint. The techniques covered in this book are well illustrated through detailed color photos, and would certainly be applicable to other types of funiture making.