General Woodworking & Carpentry
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.$42.95$14.99
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
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 fire starters and animal bedding
Black & Decker: Carpentry Made Simple is an interactive introduction to home carpentry. Each carefully selected project contains lessons and valuable tips on skill building and design to help you improve as a DIYer, as you simultaneously create lovely, modern, and even elegant chairs, benches, shelves, cabinets and lots more.
The book is a non-stop carpentry ride that will impress you with the quality and diversity of the information it shares. The 30+ projects have complete plans, detail photos and clear assembly instructions. Each project also highlights a skill, tool or technique that will add a new dimension to your skill set.
And not only will completing these projects sharpen your skills, but you will love the projects themselves. The design styles range from modern, to Euro, to industrial, with all of the major furnishing categories represented.$32.99
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.$49.99
If you've ever wanted to make a guitar, you probably got overwhelmed quickly. The Box Maker's Guitar Book takes you back to basics with the simple reminder that all woodworkers and makers know how to make boxes.
From that building block, you can create a beautiful guitar that sounds good, too. With simple construction techniques, Doug Stowe breaks down the guitar into its component parts so you can mix and match to create your own unique instrument.
You'll learn how to create sound holes, necks, frets, nuts, tail pieces, bridges and all the pieces you need to complete your musical masterpiece. The 15 easy projects include more than just a flat-sided box – try your hand at a scissor-tail or K-body design, or even a ukulele.
With a minimal investment of time and tools, you can have a sweet-sounding box guitar to strum on your own or give to a friend.$34.99
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
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.$29.99$19.99
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.$44.99
In this updated third edition, you will find a wealth of popular building projects that are fun and easy to build. The wood projects are shown in full detail with colour how-to photos, step-by-step instructions and exploded-view building diagrams, along with cutting lists and shopping lists.
There are complete plans for creating your own Adirondack chairs, patio tables, garden benches, cooking and entertaining accessories, a handsome four-post pergola and more!
Build your carpentry skills while beautifying your outdoor space and making it more usable with this comprehensive guide.$32.99
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.$34.99$12.00
With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalise your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality.
The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favourite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:
- Rustic wood clock
- Herringbone coffee table
- Planter box with mitered corners
- Cut-out silhouette art
- Pallet slat–backed bookcase
Few pieces of furniture, save perhaps chairs, work as hard as doors. Building them to last, especially exterior doors, takes knowledge and experience that doesn't come from making other types of furniture, such as tables and bookcases.
Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door by woodworker Strother Purdy gathers all the information and guidance that both beginning and intermediate woodworkers need to be successful making their first door.$37.99
This unique visual encyclopedia of woodworking techniques is the ideal benchtop reference for all woodworkers.
Divided into two parts, the first section introduces you to the tools, timbers and techniques that are used in basic woodworking. These are fully demonstrated and described through helpful step-by-step photographs and text, from drawing and marking out; through chiselling, drilling and routing; joint making, bending, shaping and turning; to abrading, scraping and finishing. Power-tool, machine-tool and hand-tool variations are fully detailed, providing you with that much-needed flexibility in your own workshop.
Finally, a theme section provides a gallery of finished examples by leading designers of cabinets, chests, chairs, benches, tables, desks and decorative woodwork, demonstrating the principles of design and construction and inspiring both novice woodworkers as well as the more experienced craftsperson to design and create their own items from wood.$34.99
Immerse yourself in the ancient craft of of green woodworking by making the tools you need as well as ten useful objects.
Expert authors Sjors van der Meer and Job Suijker introduce you to the traditional skills of green woodworking. Learn about the qualities of wood; how to cut and shape it; how to craft your own tools such as a shaving horse, wooden club, chopping block and saw horse, and then how to use them to make spoons, spatulas, stools and chairs.
As well as teaching you new skills, this inspiring book will show you how working in natural surroundings, with natural materials, can create an overwhelming sense of well-being and enhance your awareness of the environment.
Look inside the book.$38.99
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.$34.99
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.$54.99
If you've ever wanted your own custom knife to take along on that camping, hunting, or fishing trip, or to give to a family member or a friend as the perfect gift, Make Your Own Knife Handles has you covered. All you need is the knife blade of your choice, easily picked up at any woodworking store or knife shop, and Chris Gleason's new book, and you'll soon be customising your own beautiful knife.
With simple construction techniques, the book covers all the basics of selecting the wood, prepping it for your blade and how to assemble the knife. The 16 projects cover all the styles you'll need, from a simple folding knife and kitchen paring knife to an Alaskan Ulu and hatchet.$34.99
This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources.
Each chapter begins by looking at the mechanisms and materials used in some of these traditional moving toys, goes on to consider possible variations and describes how to make a related moving toy. The book shows that designing and making these simple but wonderfully satisfying mechanical devices is fun, and that good results can be achieved in many different ways, using a variety of materials, tools and equipment.$26.99
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.$59.95$19.99