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.
The outdoors: A place of fun, fear, and mystery. In days gone by Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett made their living in the outdoors. Today, we try to capture some of the adventure and enjoyment by hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, playing and learning to live outside; with humorous, eerie or scary results. If you have always lived in the city and have never gone country for a while, you don't know what you're missing. Join the author in anecdotes of humor, scariness, and even some of stupidity on some participants parts as he recalls and relates his and others stories. If you ever did any of the above activities or are considering trying some of them, you can learn some of the things to do and not do involved in safely accomplishing your goals. I hope you enjoy the read!
"In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made, and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer." Contains chapters on Roman furniture, the Renaissance Period and its variations throughout Europe, Asian furniture, and many more. Originally released in 1892.