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Easy-to-build Adirondack Furniture
Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.
Through it all, the furniture patiently endures--ever handsome, ever inviting, ever lasting. To survive summertime abuse and the semiannual ritual of being dragged into and out of storage, outdoor furniture must be sturdy, rugged, and well built--all qualities that epitomize Adirondack pieces.
This bulletin contains instructions for building an Adirondack chair, matching footstool, companion side table, and Westport chair (an ancestor of the modern-day slatted Adirondack chair). Each project will take the moderately skilled carpenter less than a day to fabricate; for the beginner, maybe a weekend.
Learn how to choose the right lumber and hardware, complete with instructions for table, footstool, and the Westport chair.
Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy And Healthy
Make Your Home a PURR-fect Palace!
Indoor cats live longer, stay healthier, and enjoy better relationships with their human owners than do outdoor cats. But if you're like many cat owners, you worry about confining your cat to the house. You wonder if your cat finds like indoors satisfying, and you look for ways to add entertainment, exercise, and excitement to your indoor cat's daily routine.
Worry no more! Author Arden Moore will show you how to turn your house into cat heaven without spending a lot of money, whether you live in a large country cottage or a small studio apartment. You'll learn how to:
- Cat proof your home
- Think like a cat when you decorate
- Provide your cat with fun home-alone activities
- Teach your cat to play simple games with you
- Pamper your cat with a spa-style massage
- Install an enclosed outdoor cat run
- And more!
Little Books About Old Furniture
The sovereigns of England, unlike those of France, have seldom taken to themselves the task of acting as patrons of the fine arts. Therefore when we write of the "Queen Anne period" we do not refer to the influence of the undistinguished lady who for twelve years occupied the throne of England. The term is merely convenient for the purpose of classification, embracing, as it does, the period from William and Mary to George I. during which the furniture had a strong family likeness and shows a development very much on the same line. The change, at the last quarter of the seventeenth century, from the Jacobean models to the Dutch, was probably the most important change that has come over English furniture. It was a change which strongly influenced Chippendale and his school, and remains with us to this day.