192 pages, 280*217mm, full color
Devoted to design principles, influences, appreciation, and application, this fully illustrated manual presents a thoroughly unique approach to becoming a professional furniture maker and designer. Examples of work suitable for both batch production and one-off commission work are discussed, as well as the tools and machinery required for a variety of working situations. Business efficiency methods are also explored, including the available professional help such as accountants and solicitors who may ease the paperwork side of running a business, in addition to the promotional aspects—exhibitions, press coverage, gallery display, and photography—that are so essential to growth. This handbook is indispensable to any self-employed craftsman, student, or woodworker looking to start a business.