A flashback from before television ruled our evenings and magazines were our source entertainment in the after dinner easy chair. This plan was published in the 1940 March issue of Popular Mechanics and you can download it by clicking the icon below.
If you got an old kitchen chair up in the attic and a pair of old preferably wooden skis you can make this chair sled in a couple of hours. My dad made me one when I was a kid and I had a lot of fun with it. Get to it, there’s a lot of winter left yet.
I would suggest that you place the chair closer to the front of the skis than on these plans, it gives the one pushing more room to stand on the skis when going down hill. My dad did
The Recipereminiscing’s DIY Sunday projects stays in the early forties for another week. This set of nifty benches can be yours with a couple of hour’s work in the workshop. The five page plans can be downloaded in pdfformat by clicking the icon below
I owe you to mention that this dressing table was the latest fashion back in the early forties, but if you are fascinated by the styles from that periode this might be just the project for you. The plans was published in Popular Mechanics Magazine in 1940 and you can download the plans in pdf format by clicking the icom below – Ted
The plans for this nifty little sales stand was published in “Popular Mechanics” in January 1940. Great for those of you who wants to cash in on your cooking. Just pull it along to where people congregate, whether it be a sport arangemet, a summer beach or a park. The plans can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking the icon below.
This plan for a practical outdoor desk was published in Popular Mechanics in July 1948. The desk can be transported like a box and assembled when and where needed. Full size plans in pdf format can be downloaded by clicking the icon below.
Text from the plans: Only ln the more expensive furniture stores could you ﬁnd the equal of this distinctive modern dressing table and bench. Its appeal is based upon a. well-proportioned and simple exterior and the careful selection at wood for grain and color. A light wood such as birch, maple, or blond walnut in suitable.
Note that the drawer pulls and door handle are eliminated. This function is taken over by the beveled lower edges of the drawer fronts and the left. edge ot the dour. The groove thus formed plays an important part in producing a pattern on an otherwise severely plain piece.
This furniture has a distinct forties feel to its design and would look great in any retro inspired home. The plans was originally published in Popular Science January 1941. Download the plans in pdf format by clicking the icon below – Ted
A sturdy bench was a commodity much valued in the American colonies. It provided a welcome place to rest weary legs after a long day of hard work. Most early homes enjoyed several benches.
Back then, country cabinetmakers found benches quick and easy to make, which probably explains a good deal of their popularity. Well, not much has changed in the last 250 years or so.
Today, a bench like this can still be made with a minimum of time and effort. And while it may not be as comfortable as your favorite reading chair, it offers optional service as a plant stand or portable table.
These plans were originally published in Volume 15, Issue 5 of The Woodworker’s Journal (Sept./Oct. 1991, pages 40-41)
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