3rd Edition

Jeanne Diehl-Shaffer and Diana Bennett Wirtz Kingsley

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FEB 20, 2020
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Paperback 9781501326714

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What's in the book

The Book

Hand Drafting for Interior Design shows you how to create beautiful interior design drawings to share with clients. Detailed examples illustrate how to render furniture, floors, walls, windows, plants in floor plans and elevations, using a T-square and a triangle. Progressing from the most basic lessons on how to line up a T-square on the paper, you will learn the complete drafting process, from choosing the right tools to the finished drawing. This new edition builds on the strength of the prior editions by adding commercial examples, electrical and lighting plans, custom millwork, and process drawings.

New to this Edition
· Explains how to use a lettering guide to easily improve your hand lettering skills
· Includes a discussion for using a metric scale and a conversion chart
· Expanded coverage of Architectural Elements drawn in plan view, including ADA push/pull clearances at doors, and stairs
· The kitchen and bath section includes planning for ADA (wheelchair-bound individuals and aging in place)
· A chapter dedicated to drawings used for custom millwork has been added
· A final chapter on putting it all together covers title blocks, sheet layout, index of drawings, and symbol legends

Table of Contents


Chapter one Drafting Tools

Chapter two Lettering

Chapter three Architectural Elements Drawn in Plan View

Chapter four Furniture and Plants Drawn in Plan View

Chapter five Drawing Interior Materials in Plan View

Chapter six Interior Elevations

Chapter seven Section Drawings

Chapter eight Electrical and Lighting Plans

Chapter nine Kitchens and Baths

Chapter ten Process Drawings

Chapter eleven Custom Millwork

Chapter twelve Quick Sketching

Chapter thirteen Putting it all Together


About The Authors

Diana Bennett Wirtz Kingsley, MA, ASID, IIDA, was formerly Professor of Interior Design at the Art Institute of Seattle in the United States. She has been a professional designer for over 30 years and owns a thriving interior design business, Amethyst Designs. Having completed her PhD, she is now a full time artist.

While a professional member of ASID and IBD, Jeanne Diehl-Shaffer was active in the administration and jury process for the NCIDQ exam. Her professional experience includes working as an interior designer for an architectural engineering firm, an interior architectural firm and a Herman Miller and Haworth dealer. In the past few years, she has become involved with Florida Tech’s Foosaner Museum of Art and their education program, Indian River State College, Eastern State College, and now holds a full-time position at Seminole State College of Florida on the Interior Design Program.

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