General Woodworking & Carpentry

  • 1001 Ideas for Trimwork
    350+ colour photos show how any room will benefit with trimwork / other finishing details. 750+ drawings of moulding designs and profiles that you can use in your home (wainscoting, crown moulding, chair rails).

    Part 1: trimwork basics, options, tools, techniques.

    Part 2: how to apply trimworks / treatments in all rooms.

  • Art & Craft of Pyrography

    Lora Irish offers 35 amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.

    The patterns illustrate the application of fine pyrography across a wide variety of imaginative media, including vegetable tanned leather, dried gourds, cotton fabric, artist paper, chipboard and papier-mache. Each fascinating project includes complete instructions plus photographs of both the finished piece and the work-in-progress across pale, medium, dark and detailed stages.

    • Learn the basics of pyrography systems, tools, supplies and practice boards
    • Advice on temperature settings, fill patterns, hand positions, textures, stroke patterns and more
    • Chapters on creating tonal values, understanding shadows, adding colour to your burnings and finishing the work

  • Art and Craft of Wood

    The Art and Craft of Wood is an introduction to the basics of wood craft that will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable instructions and inspiring step-by-step photos. You will learn valuable skills, including:

    • Where to find wood that you can reclaim for your own use
    • How to mill, stack, dry and flatten your log into useable lumber
    • Creating a variety of useful household furnishings in 7 step-by-step projects ranging in difficulty from novice to more complicated
    • What to do with leftover material, such as making firestarters and animal bedding

  • Basic Marquetry and Beyond

    Basic Marquetry and Beyond is the ideal reference for all woodworkers, crafters and makers who want to create original art or inexpensively and beautifully embellish their finished projects.

    • 20 projects and the expert guidance of two of today’s top marquetry experts
    • Provides everything needed to master veneer and inlays while designing pictures and making projects such as boxes, coasters, platters and bowls truly beautiful and unique
    • Over 250 photos, full-size patterns and straight-forward instructions take the reader step-by-step through each project rendering what might appear complicated as a very simple task

    The book makes understanding patterns easy while taking all the guesswork out of the selecting veneers. Any beginner will feel like a seasoned pro while the advanced maker will now doubt discover new ideas and techniques for their marquetry skill-set.

  • Book of Wood Names

    Over 30,000 wood names with their corresponding commercial, common, and vernacular names, originally published in Germany in 1936.

    Includes the species, family, and area or country of origin for each wood. Its greatest value lies in the quantity of common or local names for various timbers, a topic of growing concern as the export of native woods increases.

    Containing Spanish, French, German, and English vernacular names, this book is useful for commercial buyers as well as the hobbyist or wood collector.

  • Carpentry

    The builder-tested techniques in Carpentry will help you develop new skills and hone the ones you have.

    Step-by-step colour photos and diagrams illustrate both basic and advanced techniques:

    • How to frame floors, walls, ceilings, roofs
    • How to install vinyl, wood or composite siding, replace or repair windows and doors
    • How to install wainscotting, crown molding and mantles

  • Carpentry Complete

    The nuts and bolts of carpentry, all in one handy volume. Carpenter and author Andy Engel provides homeowners with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference for covering all home carpentry projects from the most basic to the most advanced.

    Full of authoritative and reliable information, Carpentry Complete is designed to help any homeowner or DIYer tackle projects with confidence. Well organized so that information can be found quickly (including advice on how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong), this highly visual book makes it easy for readers to find the step-by-step advice they're looking for.

  • Celebrating Birch
    In addition to 20 beautiful and practical projects you can create - such as a turned wooden bowl, a carved box, and woven basket, to name a few - you will discover the rich history, the fascinating cultural myths, and the significant ecological status of this beautiful and legendary tree.
  • Cute and Simple Woodworking

    These 35 projects include both practical and decorative items and will add a touch of charming style to every room of the house. Each project has a skill level, so you can start with an easier project, such as a flower keyring or wooden bunting, and then try using more advanced skills – why not make a tool box for all your woodworking kit, or a shelf for the bedroom?

    Every project is illustrated with beautiful step-by-step artworks and clear, step-by-step instructions. Projects reuse the same basic techniques, so you'll soon grow in confidence and realise how many beautiful objects can be made with only simple tools. All the templates you'll need are also included.

  • DVD Installing Trim

    Designed for pros and home owners alike, Craig Savage guides you step by step as he trims out parts of a house and shares his job-site savvy and secrets. You'll learn to mate pieces of trim precisely, negotiate unsquare openings and seat moldings solidly against bumpy walls and ceilings.

    Savage starts with the basics. With the camera beside him and close up the whole way, he demonstrates how you can accurately cut the three basic joints: the butt, miter and cope. You'll also learn how to:

    • Extend window and door jambs
    • Fit casing around doors and windows
    • Scribe-fit baseboard along a wall
    • Cope crown molding so it stays tight

    Duration: 65 minutes

  • Great Book of Woodworking Projects
    Inside you will find plans that will take a few hours or a weekend to complete. The 50 great-looking step-by-step projects that include illustrated instructions, exploded diagrams, cutting lists and detailed shop-tested expert advice, will improve every space in your home. Includes: *Handy kitchen upgrades including drawers, shelves, racks and trays *Storage solutions from bookcases to wall shelves *Chairs and garden benches *Shaker, Stickley and Craftsman style furniture *Frames, puzzles, jewellery boxes and more. Features: A variety of styles covering every skill-level.
  • Great Book of Woodworking Tips

    From American Woodworker magazine, this is the "world's biggest collection" of reader-written, shop-tested, photo-illustrated woodworking tips and techniques.

    With one, two or three illustrated tips to a page there are 730 in total.

  • Greene & Greene

    Provides intermediate and advanced woodworkers with well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for classic Greene & Greene details, including ebony plugs, cloud lifts, leg indents, brackets, and pulls.

    The design philosophy of the period accompanies how-to chapters, and photographs of contemporary Greene-inspired furniture provide ideas for projects. Background information is included for Charles and Henry Greene.

  • Hybrid Woodworking

    Hybrid Woodworking offers a more efficient approach that combines the strength of power-tool and hand-tool techniques. The end result: You save time and effort while producing furniture that still has that stunning handmade look.

    The Hybrid System will show you which machines and power tools are best for the grunt work of furniture making. It will explain which hand tools are essential for fine-tuning. And best of all, it will demonstrate techniques for working flawlessly and efficiently with every machine and tool in your shop.

    By adopting the hybrid woodworking system you can get to that satisfying end result with less effort while enjoying every step along the way.

  • Identifying Wood

    With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscope, you will be able to identify 180+ hard, soft and tropical woods by following the straightforward techniques, photos, colour wood samples and drawings provided by one of the top experts in the field.

    The into has an overview of the identification process, and the basic anatomy of woody plants, soft and hard woods is explained.

  • Learn to Burn

    Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.

    • 15 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts from spoons and spatulas to bangles, bowls and bookmarks

    • Illustrated with clear how-to photographs

    • 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects

  • Penland Book of Woodworking
    Penland School of Crafts attracts some of the most important artists working today as instructors, including many top furniture makers. Here, 10 gifted woodworkers share their creative approaches and groundbreaking designs in step-by-step master classes. Superb colour photos display their stunningly original work and that of other craftsmen and illustrate each project step-by-step.
  • Pyrography Workbook
    This internationally renowned Australian pyrographer, teaches you everything you need to know including:
    * History, equipment, work area and safety
    * Materials, preparation and finishing
    * Techniques such as solar, negative, relief, engraving, color, torch, pyrographic machine and hot wire
    * In depth instruction on creating animal fur, feathers and eyes
    * How to bring color to the artwork using different pigments and effects
    * Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark and antlers.

    Detailed pictures will inspire novice to advanced woodburners.
  • Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac

    One of the best woodworkers today takes you into his shop as he builds the 12 projects. Learn how to create beautiful pieces of furniture while gaining key woodworking skills.

    • Projects range from a small wall-hung shelf to a serving tray, blanket chest and trestle table
    • All feature measured drawings, a materials list, and step-by-step photos
    • Peppered throughout with tips and techniques on woodworking fundamentals

  • Simple and Stylish Woodworking

    This book provides 20 small-scale projects that can add a touch of style to any living space. Building skills is a lot more fun when you're making something you can show off or give as a gift. The projects in this book are a great way to practice your craft – plus you might just end up creating a treasured heirloom that looks great on the wall or mantel.

    Practice a wide range of woodworking techniques!

    • Dovetails
    • Mortise and tenon
    • Finger joints
    • Miters
    • Veneering
    • Bent lamination

    Make fun accents for the home!

    • Wall clocks in classic and contemporary designs
    • An 18th-century mahogany mirror, Mantel clocks and lamps inspired by popular period styles
    • An assortment of hanging shelves
    • Beautiful boxes for storage or gifts
    • And much more