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
Australian Forest Woods describes about 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood.
With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. Macrophotographs of the wood are shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification.
- An introduction to the uniqueness and usefulness of forest trees
- Examination of the forest tree species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood
- A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure
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
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
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
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
The router is no ordinary power tool. With the right accessories, jigs and work aids, this versatile machine can be used for virtually any woodworking task, from smoothing surfaces and trimming edges to making joints and cutting grooves. Used correctly, it can transform the way you work and improve your enjoyment of the making process as a whole.
Whether you are interested in bench woodworking and are thinking of buying a router, or simply want to get the most from an existing machine, Routing: A Woodworker's Guide is ideal for woodworkers of all abilities. The contents provide an in-depth guide to the equipment and how it is used, covering topics such as basic router anatomy, cutters, accessories, safety, dust extraction, table routing and work holding. Ultimately, the router's creative potential depends on the jigs you use.
Projects include: large router table, housing jig, small circle jig and end-trimming jig.$34.99