• Bookcases

    Bookshelves showcase our favourite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces.

    They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by-step photos, plans, and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aurelie Drouet peruses some of the more ambitious library, and bookcase, projects by leading designers and architects.

  • Building Cabinet Doors & Drawers

    Here is a virtual encyclopaedia of cabinet door and drawer styles and instruction for designing, constructing, and installing them.

    Slab, MDF, simulated and true raised panel, frame and panel, arched frame and panel, mitered panel, cope and stick, glass, and tambour: all of these types of cabinet doors, and the drawers to match, are illustrated and explained with step-by-step construction notes and measurements.

    In addition, all of the common methods of joinery, such as dowels, biscuits, splines, miters, dadoes, tongue and groove plus more are explained and illustrated.

  • Desks, Bookcases & Entertainment Centres

    Hand-picked from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, this guidebook features 14 classic projects each accompanied by:

    • Detailed exploded drawings
    • Lists of required materials
    • Step-by-step colour photographs
    • Sidebars on finishing
    • Helpful tips and techniques to increase productivity and avoid costly mistakes

    With a variety of styles to accommodate beginners and intermediate level woodworkers, the featured projects include a federal-style secretary's desk, a modular computer desk, a compact computer cabinet, barrister bookcases, walnut library shelves and an elegant entertainment centre.

  • DIY Furniture 2

    Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.

    Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.

    The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work towards more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence. The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!

  • DVD Dovetail a Drawer

    If it's properly fitting drawers you're after, this is the DVD workshop for you. Professional cabinetmaker Frank Klausz cuts quick, precise dovetails without jigs or templates, then glues up and fits the finished drawer. You will learn about:

    • Dovetail drawer anatomy
    • Transferring dimensions from the scale drawing to a full-scale 'story-pole'
    • Choosing lumber
    • Marking out, ripping and crosscutting drawer parts
    • Marking out the dovetails and pins
    • Hand sawing the pins and tails and chopping out the waste
    • Gluing up
    • Applying finishing touches with a smooth plane

    Duration: 55 minutes

  • DVD Stuffover Upholstery

    David James looks at the restoration of a stuffover seat with the step-by-step stripping and reupholstering of a Victorian nursing chair.

    The stuffover upholstery is unsprung and blind, and top stitching techiques are demonstrated and explained in detail. Also demonstrated is the creation of a roll edge on the back and finishing using handmade tufts and a decorative fringe.

    Duration: 78 minutes

  • Fine Art of Cabinetmaking
    This authoritative resource provides in-depth instruction for mastering the craft of cabinet-making. A bevy of topics, including the proper way to sharpen and hone tools, hollow grinding methodology, and obtaining proper grinding angles, are detailed in this comprehensive cabinet-making sourcebook.

    Lessons cover using and understanding various woods, including common or exotic pieces, learning how to read grain, the pros and cons in working with air-dried wood versus kiln-dried wood, and re-sawing problems and concerns due to moisture content and wood movement to benefit any level of woodworker.
  • Focus on Materials
    Through beautiful photographs and intelligent writing, this fourth volume in the Furniture Studio series reports on the myriad ways that contemporary studio-furniture artists are responding to materials challenges such as the scarcity of exotic timber due to rain forest depletion, the subsequent explorations of the uses of metal, plastic, glass, and stone, and the increase in new functions realized by digital processes.

    Aiming to bridge the gaps between individual furniture makers, designers, scholars, and consumers, this forum for the discussion of meaning and content through a variety of formats includes an award-winning photographic portfolio by Judy Kenslie McKie, an essay showing how contemporary sculptors use furniture as metaphor, a photo essay on drawing, and a memoir by a leading artist that explains how she broke into new design realms by altering the established rules.

    Additional exhibition reviews include the furniture art of Roy McMakin, a juried portfolio of student work, and a look at the cutting-edge San Diego school led by Wendy Maruyama.

  • Furniture Fundamentals: Chairs & Benches

    Build your skills as you build solid seating! Inside, you'll find step-by-step photos and instruction, plus measured drawings, for 17 seating projects in a wide range of styles and skill levels. Projects range from simple, square stools to more challenging chairs and benches with compound joints.

    You'll learn how to use the best tools for the job to cut all types of must-know chair joinery, simple turning techniques, upholstery and more. You'll also find four technique articles with instruction applicable for many chairmaking and other projects.

  • Furniture Fundamentals: Tables

    Build your skills as you build terrific tables! Inside, you'll find step-by-step photos and instruction, plus measured drawings, for 17 tables in a wide range of styles and skill levels (including several handsome pieces you can easily build in a weekend).

    From simple tapered legs to contemporary cabrioles, from simple slap tops to draw-leaf tops, from side tables to game tables – you'll learn the techniques, tools and joinery necessary to build great-looking tables for every room in your house. Plus, you'll find five technique articles to learn skills you can adapt for table designs (as well as other projects) of your own.

  • Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies
    Reporting on the myriad ways that contemporary furniture artists are exploring cutting-edge digital technology, this study investigates the modern collaborative process between furniture makers and their clients. Insightful interviews with 100 of the field's leading artists are presented, along with information on the changing approaches today's craftsmen take when designing and making fine furniture. This report also focuses on how modern furniture artists balance the investigation of new technologies and art movements while remaining true to their traditions.
  • Furniture Making Plans, Projects & Design

    A selection of Furniture & Cabinet Making magazine articles take you through the stages of planning, designing and making a piece of furniture, then on to 12 diverse projects.

    From design details to construction, finishing to assembly, for projects and three case studies everything is clearly explained assisted by how-to colour photos and a photo of the finished piece (cabinets, tables, desks) and carefully measured plans and exploded diagrams.

  • Heirloom Furniture Projects
    Suitable for both beginners and intermediate-level woodworkers, the 21 projects each have detailed, exploded drawings, lists of required materials, color step-by-step photographs, finishing sidebars and helpful tips and techniques to increase productivity and avoid costly mistakes. Test-built by the experts at Woodworker's Journal, these projects guarantee a problem-free woodworking experience. Projects incliude a:
    * Baker's shelf
    * Shaker vanity mirror
    * Memorial flag case
    * Texas Hold 'Em poker box
    * Old-time icebox
    * Pewter cupboard
    * Step stool
    * Gun cabinet.

    And much more!
  • How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture

    Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these functional and decorative furniture projects for deck, patio, yard and garden. Each project takes from just a few hours to a weekend to complete, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your outdoor décor.

    Inside you'll find expert guidance for making outdoor furniture:

    • Step-by-step colour photographs and detailed working drawings

    • Technical advice on finishes and varnishes

    • 22 well-designed projects, including tables, benches, chairs, a patio bar and ornamental trellises and planters

  • In the 18th Century Style
    Collected from the pages of Fine Woodworking, includes instructions for 10 projects, a Sheraton bed, a highboy, and a drop-leaf breakfast table. In addition, there are 13 examples of superb craftsmanship in a variety of styles from Queen Anne to Pembroke. In-depth discussion of the materials of period furniture, including hardware and lumber. This is an essential reference for anyone who appreciates period furniture.

  • Make a Windsor Chair
    Chairmaking expert Mike Dunbar will show you exactly how even beginners can craft an heirloom. Dunbar, who has personally taught more than 3,000 students over the last 30 years, will teach you how to:
    • Choose and use the tools you need for efficient work
    • Carve a comfortable seat
    • Make well-proportioned legs, stretchers and spindles
    • Rive and steam-bend a chair back
    • Assemble joints for a perfect fit the first time
    • Fix chairmaking mistakes

    Follow the professional tricks, tips and techniques and you'll have a chair that will stay tight and true for generations.

  • Mission Furniture

    Arts & Crafts enthusiasts can fully furnish a home using the plans, directions and photos in this 1912 classic of Mission-style furniture from the Popular Mechanics handbooks series.

    Includes 92 projects (and 40 extra chair styles) from small and easy (plate-racks, plant stands, waste-baskets, benches) to detailed (room-filling bed, rolltop desk, chairs, tables, a billiar table that converts to a comfy davenport sofa).

  • Readymade Home Furniture

    You will find a wealth of insightful information on how to convert everyday building materials into fine furnishings, along with 24 projects, complete with instructions to get you started. Unique and custom styles and colours, durability (select the quality materials you want), low cost and a sense of satisfaction are just a few of the benefits you will experience by doing your furniture shopping at your home centre or hardware store.

    Projects include:

    • Shoe rack from concrete forming tubes
    • Copper pipe tubing pot rack
    • Nuts-and-bolt candle holder
    • Door desk made with axe handle legs
    • Modern media centre from angle iron and melamine board
    • Door handle coat rack
    • Ductwork coffee table
    • Bagged concrete planters
    • Faux rock and pump waterfall

  • Samuel Chan: Design Purity + Craft Principles

    The first book to showcase the work of acclaimed designer and maker Samuel Chan. His work draws inspiration from both Western craftsmanship ideals and Eastern aesthetic purity, balancing beautiful form with practical function.

    Stunning photographs of his contemporary timber furniture illustrate his finest designs and projects over a 25-year career.

  • Simply-Built Furniture

    Sometimes simple is best. Simple lines, simple joinery. The projects in this book are timeless. They will fit in almost any design setting and won't become passé after a few years.

    And best of all, you can easily build this furniture with basic woodworking tools and easy-to-find materials. Step-by-step colour photographs and written instructions for 26 practical projects including:

    • Sofa & hall tables
    • Rustic pine set of drawers
    • Bed with storage
    • Window seat
    • Sideboard
    • China hutch
    • Credenza & bookcase
    • Corner cabinet
    • Contemporary display and storage cabinet