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Book Giveaway: Rustic Furniture Basics
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Editor's note: We have a winner! Troy from Fairbanks, Alaska wins the Rustic Furniture Basics book. Thanks for commenting, everyone! Make sure you're subscribed to Buzz Saw so you don't miss a thing!

We've added ten new DVDs to our product lineup over the last couple weeks. One of them, new this week, is called Rustic Furniture Basics. Are you a rustic furniture fan? I mean really rustic, not like distressed garage sale antiques, but pieces made from branches, recycled lumber, wood scavenged from old buildings - that kind of "rustic". It's the original "reused, recovered, re-purposed" furniture!

This new DVD from Taunton is perfect for the beginner builder, and takes you through ten rustic projects. From the Taunton website:

With clear, simple language and valuable close-up shots of each procedure, renowned woodworker Doug Stowe demonstrates how to master every facet of this ancient craft. From selecting branches and logs to finding recycled materials, you'll discover how rustic furniture making is the original "green" building practice. And you'll see precisely how to use basic hand tools and low-tech procedures to create attractive, functional pieces with a primitive, natural look.

I've got one copy of the companion book, also called Rustic Furniture Basics, to give away - and tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 9:00 CST I'll choose one lucky person from all the people who comment on this post to win it! If you Tweet a link to this post, or post about it on your blog or website, come back and tell us about it in the comments for another chance to win! The book is 144 pages, with 282 color photographs and 19 drawings. Good luck!

posted on May 24, 2010 by Kim Adams
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12 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Rustic Furniture Basics”

  • Eric

    I would like a copy of the book. It looks like it could be very interesting.

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  • Troy

    Up here in interior Alaska, birch is a very good material for rustic furniture. It's probably the only wood suitable in this area and many people specialize in working it. Birch can be seen in many homes in various uses too, esp log homes and cabins. I would like to learn more about rustic furniture.

  • Jeff

    Looks like fun.

  • Elijah

    Looks like a great book with some interesting projects!

  • Doug Knoodle

    Would love to check it out!

  • Nelson Lewis

    Looks interesting!

  • Joseph

    My wife loves the lodge look so of course I'm interested in building rustic/twig furniture. ;^)

  • Salvage wood furniture

    I don't know this kind of rustic furniture. It seems great as it utilizes recycled elements. It looks amazing.

  • Jack

    Make it easy, just send me the book and I promise to read it.

  • Ann Karen

    is this book still available? or does this have an e-book that I can download? thanks

  • Rockler Blog Team
    Rockler Blog Team January 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Ann - the book is still available (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22553). If you get it, let us know what you think!

  • Sonia Alcala

    My dad is a huge fan of rustic furniture. He is actually working on making me a bed, his first attempt to make one. He could really use this book to help him make a good bed, i dont want it to break while im getting some beauty sleep. Hopefully i am able to win this book, i know it will make him very happy to learn more about Rustic furniture!

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