Are you ready to see one of my all-time coolest thrift store finds?
A book?! Yes, a book, but this isn't just any book. I'd describe it as the Holy Bible for MCM enthusiasts.
It quite literally contains everything anyone would ever want to know about anything related to furniture/cabinet making in the 1960's. It's difficult to even begin to wrap my mind around the amount of information contained within.
This book goes into minute detail about EVERYTHING all the way from growing and harvesting lumber to interior design. I've never seen a guidebook so absolutely chock-full of information and it goes on for over 1,000 pages. With the right tools, one could take it and build an entire MCM home: exterior, interior, kitchen, bath, etc.
It doesn't stop there either. The best part is that it even provides fully-illustrated, step-by-step guides (with descriptions of all materials, measurements, and tools used) on how to build dozens of different pieces of iconic 1960's furniture including a replica of the famed Eames lounge.
The shots of 1960's interiors are amazing...
... as are these wood species identification cards. These are going to come in very handy.
It's a pity that I'm not particularly skilled at DIY, because there's no end to the things that could be done with this book in the proper hands.