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American Period Furniture

American Period Furniture is published annually by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers. Written primarily by members of SAPFM, American Period Furniture is the only trade publication devoted exclusively to the information needs of period furniture makers. Each annual volume contains how-to articles, biographies of important cabinetmakers, analyses of important pieces, and articles dealing with historical topics in period furniture making.

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E-features from American Period Furniture


A Method for Producing Seymour Line-and Dart Banding

Read the hardcopy companion article to this video in 2105's American Period Furniture,
or online in the SAPFM members area.
Kerry Pierce on Molding Planes

Kerry Pierce's Tips for Buying Molding Planes

Kerry is a prolific author who has written about refurbishing wooden molding planes.

Der Stuhlmacher

Kaare Loftheim's Translation from the Original German Text on Chairmaking by P. N. Sprengel

Kaare Loftheim is Master of the Shop for Colonial Williamsburg's cabinetmakers.  This article is an excerpt from his translation of an important 18th century work devoted to German trades.



Article Suggestions

To suggest an idea for an article,contact Carl Voss.

Submitting an article

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If you would like to advertise in American Period Furniture camera ready, digitally formatted ad copy is desired. The editor can provide services to prepare ads at additional cost.

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