Our newest title, “Cricket Tables” by Derek Jones, showed up two weeks early. It is in stock and ready to ship. And boy is that cover green. Derek picked out the color, and it has really grown on us. You will not lose this book in the dark.
The book ships for free until Nov. 15. (In fact, all our products ship for free until Nov. 15.)
“Cricket Tables” is the kind of woodworking book that I enjoy immensely. Yes, it’s about the three-legged cricket table, where it came from, what the different variants are and construction details. But the search for the history of the table is also intertwined with the history of the author, who had a long and twisting career in the furniture and publishing world.
And, at the end, Derek shows you how to build three great examples of this vernacular table and sets you off with the basic geometry and hand skills to do the task.
“Cricket Tables” is 112 pages, full color and printed on white, 70# matte coated 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. The pages are sewn, glued and taped for durability. And the whole thing is wrapped with 98-point boards that are covered in lime cotton cloth. Like all Lost Art Press books, it is produced and printed in the United States.
You can read more about Derek in this profile by the late Nancy Hiller.
— Christopher Schwarz