JOINERY is a natural outcome of, and sequel to, Cassellís
Carpentry and Joinery with which work it is uniform in style and
Whilst the chief object of that work was to explain
constructive principles adopted in the related crafts of
carpentry and joinery, the present purpose is to give some
hundreds of examples showing further how these principles are
applied in everyday practice.
The reader is here
assumed to be acquainted with hand tools and appliances - their
shapes, care, and uses; with timber - its qualities, varieties,
and selection; with the different forms of joints and their
adaptability to various conditions; with the setting out of work
- including the preparation of rods; and with the principles of
construction in woodwork; all these matters are fully dealt with
in Woodworking and in Carpentry and Joinery, the earlier volumes
in this series.
The present book
devotes but little space to the rudiments of cabinetwork and
joinery, but makes a direct and immediate appeal to the
constructive instinct of the craftsman by presenting him with an
extensive and varied range of designs of completed articles,
accompanied by full explanatory notes.
No less than 250 different designs with details are included
in this book, the illustrations numbering 2,021 in all.
In almost every case the
objects here illustrated have been made by their designers, who
also contributed the original drawings and descriptions either
to Work or to Building World, and it is from the columns of
those two weekly journals that this volume has been compiled.
practical character of the work is thus assured, the
contributors including the foremost master-craftsmen of the day.
Emphasis is laid on the fact that the book is concerned with
actual practice only. In every case the designs are workmanlike,
and the host of detail illustrations - of which this book
certainly contains more than any other of its kind, if any other
exists - will be welcomed by all craftsmen who seek for
thoroughness and sound constructional practice.
Paul N. Hasluck
La Belle Sauvage
London, E. C.