Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Deltacraft: 19 Charming Chairs

This is part of a series of booklets measuring 5 1/2" tall and 4 1/4" wide that was produced by Delta Tools under their Deltacraft Publications line during the 40's (guessing at the age) as part of an aggregate reprint of articles originally featured in Deltacraft magazine. Some of these were also originally printed in other publications such as Workbench or The Home Craftsman of similar vintage.

19 Charming Chairs
Form AD-223
The Delta Manufacturing Company
600-634 East Vienna Avenue
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Printed in U.S. of A.
24 Pages including covers, scanned flat as a series of 12 scans and converted to PDF at 150 DPI approximately 11.3 MB.
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While most of these plans are rather dated there are some tidbits in here that make them interesting. I think with some small modification many of the styles could be used as viable furniture today. From what I can tell these publications haven't been made available since inception, so have fun with this one. I especially like the many children's sized examples and the benches, several have an Art Deco or Mid-Mod flair to them. There's nothing here that would be beyond the intermediate woodworker, and several of the plans could be successfully completed by the beginner with some basic handtools.

-- John