A Change in Plans/Color for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker’


There was a mixup at the printing plant, and they ordered the wrong color paper for the cover of our special reprint of “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker.” While we had ordered a dark green for the cover, the printing plant used a dark blue instead.

Our choice today was: Pulp the entire press run or use the blue cover.

While I would have rather had a green cover, I despise waste. And so we have decided to go with the blue cover. Apologies if you hate blue. If it is really and truly a problem, please contact help@lostartpress.com and we’ll cancel your order.

The book looks really good – even in blue. And the rest of the printing job is great as well.

I don’t have an update on when the book will ship to our warehouse, but I am guessing it will be a couple weeks. I’ll post an update as soon as I have it.

— Christopher Schwarz


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38 Responses to A Change in Plans/Color for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker’

  1. Evan W says:

    Could’ve been worse!


  2. Chris Hammerbach says:

    I liked the green – but I would have bought this in any color. I’m just glad you made it available.


  3. Wayne Mavin says:

    It looks fantastic as it is.


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  4. JUSTIN REUTER says:

    I love blue!


  5. Mark says:

    OH YAY!

    I love blue!


  6. Mark says:




  7. fpstane says:

    No problem! i’ve got some green spray paint leftover from a tool chest project.

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  8. hiscarpentry says:

    Hot pink would be good!

    It’s not what’s on the outside that counts anyway.


  9. John Kunstman says:

    Someone once said, “Dont judge a book by its cover”.

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  10. deucerraylewis says:

    I will Self Identifying as a Blue Book Owner instead a Green Book Owner

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  11. Jim O'Dell says:

    It looks great especially with the gold. I personally prefer blue so I would count that as a win.


  12. Patrick says:

    The blue looks great.


  13. rickdahlgren says:

    That one tree thanks you!


  14. Loxmyth says:

    If you make a PDF (or image file, perhaps better) of the cover available, folks can print their own slipcovers in green, or after a bit of editing in whatever color suits their fancy.

    If you don’ have time,, someone with a scanner and a bit of time can shoot the blue cover (or take the photos you’ve posted), edit, and make it available unofficially.

    Neither solution costs you much, if anything… And think about how long it’s been since you even noticed the color of the covers under a dust jacket.

    But the blue is quite acceptable, even if it isn’t what you had in mind (and even if I’d prefer a darker shade). I agree with you: let it stand. If that’s the worst printing error in the book, you’re doing better than many.


  15. Don says:

    The blue is stunning and gorgeous. It will brighten up my bookshelf.


  16. Bais says:

    What’s wrong with blue? The Navy doesn’t have a problem with it.


  17. David says:

    Who taught you marketing? This is just the “New Special Limited Edition” version…and therefore you can sell it for twice the price 🙂


  18. Pascal Teste says:

    Blue is peoples most favourite color. So statistically speaking, you should sell more copies of this one than you would have with the green one. You’re good.


  19. TA Blank says:

    Personally, I generally like blue better than green. However, if you specified green and they provided blue…they owe you. You are, after all, the customer paying the bill and what you specified and paid for is what they are obligated to deliver.

    Similarly, if I were to order a 2.2 lb Lump Hammer and received a 1.5 pound hammer, we would have an issue to discuss.


  20. I’ll read it while wearing my rose-colored glasses. My cover will be green.

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  21. No worries, but I hope there will be some available next weeks payday


  22. Linus Studahl says:

    Can I get mine with glitter?


  23. Vince says:

    Green is a secondary color comprised of blue and yellow. Just add yellow dye, to the blue cover and it will change to green.


  24. Len Hadley says:

    What is the problem with delivery to the UK, is he cost prohibitive.?


  25. Chad LeMay says:

    Chris’s hand’s look monstrous! I have a red copy from about 4 years ago, and it’s a two hander for me.


  26. Rachael Boyd says:

    I am still waiting for the cover pic for Roman work bench. so that I can bind it. you said Monday. but I did notice you didn’t say what Monday.


  27. Tyler says:

    I’m now so blue, I thought this book would make my friends green with envy.

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  28. Justin says:

    Blue is the new green.


  29. tsstahl says:

    I’m sure someone somewhere has come up with a jig to help turn it green again.


  30. Tommy Reese says:

    Never judge a book by it’s cover. lol.


  31. Mike T says:

    Once again, LAP blue me away with their book……


  32. Bob Leistner says:

    Don’t sweat the small stuff. Besides, what about the folks who hate green : )


  33. Josh says:

    Hmmm. Seems to match the blue on Megan’s Dutch tool chest now. Just sayin …


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