Best Woodworking Projects Books
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1. Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts
Author: by Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 1, 2014)
You can whittle just about anythingthe only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll find:24 easy-to-make whittling projectsStep-by-step instructionsHow-to photosReady-to-carve patternsHow to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displaysWhittling techniques for twigs and branchesThe 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers useWhat to look for when choosing a whittling knifeHow to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittlingIt’s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby.
All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book! We’ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter’s guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.
Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. The authors show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you’ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.
2. The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques, Tools and Tips (Landauer) Over 40 Easy-to-Follow Projects and Plans, 200+ Photos, and Carpentry Basics
Author: by Tom Carpenter
Published at: Landauer; First edition (October 1, 2001)
The ultimate step-by-step guide to essential woodworking skills, techniques, tools, tips and tricks. Comprehensive guide filled with information for woodworkers of all levelsMore than 40 projects, with detailed plans and materials lists for both indoor and outdoor furnishingsOver 1,200 photographs, step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and illustrations throughout 480 pagesExpert advice on setting up shop, safety, using tools, making jigs & joints, applying finishes, and moreProjects include chairs, sun loungers, picture frames, mantel clocks, and moreThe Complete Guide to Woodworking features detailed plans for 40 stunning projects for woodworkers of all levels, plus more than 1,200 step-by-step illustrations across 480 pages.
For beginners and experienced woodworkers alike, this is the ultimate step-by-step guide. New woodworkers will learn how to set up shop, understand the tools, learn the principles of basic design, and practice essential woodworking techniques while creating home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more.
3. Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photos, and 50 Bonus Patterns
Author: by Simon Easton
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (March 1, 2013)
Known as pyrography, which literally means “writing with fire,” woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft: Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store 14 step-by-step projectsappropriate for every skill level Illustrated with how-to photographs Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and familybangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more!
50 bonus patterns This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative giftsfrom coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangersillustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store.
4. Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Author: by Nick Offerman
Published at: Dutton; Illustrated edition (October 18, 2016)
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offermanwoodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making Itreturns with the subject for which he’s known besthis incredible real-life woodshop. Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop.
Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuffkazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes. Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way.
This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves. In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it “wood porn”).
5. One Man's Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition: An Alaskan Odyssey
Author: by Richard Louis Proenneke
Published at: Alaska Northwest Books; Anniversary edition (September 11, 2018)
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this bestselling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years.
To live in a pristine land unchanged by man… To roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed… To choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin… To be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…
To be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company… Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country.
One Man’s Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company. From Dick’s journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.
6. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House
Author: by John Carroll
Published at: Taunton Press; Illustrated edition (March 18, 2014)
Today’s most comprehensive course in residential construction. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House not only lives up to its name, but the detailed illustrations put this reference in a league of its own. It’s your single source for reliable instruction in building a house from foundation to finishing touches and it’s a beautiful book as well.
An essential reference for builders, carpenters, and homeowners! Find everything you need in one easy-to-navigate guide that covers all the bases: Building the structure: foundations; floors; walls; ceilings; raftered and trussed roofs Closing the house to weather: roofing; installing windows, doors, siding and trim; controlling moisture Finishing the house: wall and floor coverings; hanging interior doors; installing trim and cabinets; building stairs Expert step-by-step instruction and detailed illustrations.
The Compete Visual Guide to Building a House combines the expertise of builder-author John Carroll with over 1,200 full-color drawings by illustrator Chuck Lockhart. Finally, a step-by-step guide that provides a complete course in residential carpentry and construction from two pros who, together, have over 65 years of experience in the building trades.
7. 20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving
Author: by Tom Hindes
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (April 5, 2016)
Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun! Perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling Quick & easy projects to whittle wizards, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, & more in 20 minutes or less Step-by-step instructions & photographs Essential advice on safety, basic cuts, sharpening, & finishing One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere.
You don’t need any fancy equipment… And you don’t even need much spare time. Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you’ll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more.
These super-short projects are perfect for learning basic caricature carving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs!
8. Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns for Wood Burning with Texture & Layering Advice from Lora Irish
Author: by Lora Irish
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (January 1, 2014)
Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes woodburning easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques! In Pyrography Basics, you’ll discover:6 skill-building projects to help you master essential techniquesStep-by-step instructions and patterns for the beginning woodburner3 basic pyrography pen tips for writing, shading and detailingUsing temperature, time, texture and layering to create artistic tonal valuesHow to use a practice board to ensure the best burn for your projectPyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture.
If you’ve ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started, as nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns.
9. Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Author: by Lars Mytting
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Translation edition (October 6, 2015)
The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larssonlike thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year.
Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing.The U.S.
Edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S. Based resources and contacts.
10. Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1300 Drawings & Diagrams for Drawers, Tables, Beds, Bookcases, Cabinets, Joints & Subassemblies
Author: by Bill Hylton
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (May 18, 2015)
Design and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! It’s all here:Ideas and Inspiration. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings.Standards.
Take the guesswork out of designing kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic standards shown here. Options and Alternatives. With more than 150 joints and subassemblies at your fingertips, you’ll be able to easily alter appearance or construction of any project.
Construction Solutions. More than 1,300 drawings take you inside the furniture and show you classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.Plans. If you don’t have the time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included.
11. Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical & Comprehensive with Over 300 Color Photos and 40 Reference Tables & Troubleshooting Guides
Author: by Bob Flexner
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised and Updated edition (September 1, 2010)
Take the mystery out of wood finishing! Inside you will find: The latest technical updates on materials and techniquesfrom spray guns to French polishing Detailed instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of the science More than 300 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems More than 40 must-have reference tables and troubleshooting guides For more than 18 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing.
Now, from this best-selling author comes the long-awaited and completely updated second edition of Understanding Wood Finishingthe most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published. The first edition of Understanding Wood Finishing is widely regarded as the bible of wood finishing.
“We use Understanding Wood Finishing as the textbook for our students training to go into the furniture industry,” says David Miles, wood technology professor at Pittsburg State University. “It’s the best written, most accurate, and most thorough wood finishing book in printby far.” With its clear writing and engaging style, this is “without a doubt the best researched, most authoritative, and easy-to-follow book on the subject,” notes Steve Shanesy, Popular Woodworking magazine editor.
12. Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (Fox Chapel Publishing)
Author: by Robert W. Lang
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised edition (September 1, 2014)
This practical handbook takes the mystery out of designing and making built-in cabinets! Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to: Measure a room and design cabinetry Develop working shop drawings and cutting lists Work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, and plastic laminates Build traditional face-frame cabinets and Euro-style frameless cabinets Cut and join the basic box for any project Construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, and floor-to-ceiling styles Make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, and countertops Kitchens are the ultimate DIY woodworking project, offering the best return on investment!
Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, clear instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money.
Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on, how-to information and guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets. You’ll learn how to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate.
13. The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery
Author: by Terrie Noll
Published at: Chartwell Books; Illustrated edition (March 21, 2009)
The Joint Book features illustrated instructions for over 70 jointsproviding easy-to-follow step-by-step directions for creating edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise and tenon joints, miters and bevels, dovetails, dowels and biscuits, and detailed descriptions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints.
This book is the perfect companion for any woodworker interested in improving their joint-making skills. This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6. 5″ 8″, the perfect size for carpenters and woodworkers to keep near their workbench or toolbox for quick access.
The design of this book allows it to lay open flat for easy and frequent reference. The interior photographs, illustrations, and diagrams make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, while advanced readers will gain insight from the book’s useful tips.
Within, you’ll find:Step-by-step illustrated instructions for making all the basic joints in every joint familymortise and tenon, dovetails, miters, and moreand their variations. Both hand tool methods and power tool techniques, plus a variety of easy-to-build jigs. How the nature of wood and its properties affect joinery, glue, and furniture design.
14. Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques, and Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1,200 Photos & Illustrations, 41 Complete Plans, Easy-to-Follow Diagrams & Expert Guidance
Author: by Tom Carpenter
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (May 13, 2019)
Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! Two books in oneboth a skills-building book and a woodworking project book 41 complete projects for building indoor & outdoor furnishings and accessories the whole family will love Over 1,200 photos, illustrations, and easy-to-follow diagrams Step-by-step instructions, plus time frames for completion and tools & materials lists Essential information on choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more Beginner-friendly guide walks you through every phase of the woodworking process With 448 pages, more than 1,200 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness.
From setting up a workshop to the principles of good design, how to use tools and essential techniques, it’s the only reference that aspiring craftsmen need to start creating fantastic woodworking projects right away. This big book covers choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more.
15. Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
Author: by R. Bruce Hoadley
Published at: The Taunton Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker’s library. Now, Bruce Hoadley’s comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic.
New information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes brings this book into the 21st century, while more than 300 photographs bring important visual information to life. This edition covers the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker’s raw materials.
Understanding Wood was written for woodworkers by a scientist with a love of woodworking. It will be sought after by craftsmen and collectors alike.
16. Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use
Author: by Christopher Schwarz
Published at: Popular Woodworking Books; Illustrated edition (January 15, 2017)
Two centuries of workbench wisdom in one book! With this book, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do-possibly for the rest of your woodworking career! Encompassing years of historical research and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the history and engineering of workbenches into basic ideas that all woodworkers can use.
Learn how to design your own world-class workbench Learn the fundamental rules of good workbench design that have been largely forgotten Learn how to build an inexpensive and practical bench that hasn’t been in widespread use for over 100 years Learn how to properly use any workbenchIn this revised and updated edition you’ll find plans for five benches-two sturdy English benches and two variations on the French Roubo, as well as a portable bench you can clamp to any solid surface.
The old-school benches in this book are simpler than modern benches, easier to build and perfect for both power and hand tools. Beginning woodworkers can build any of these benches. The technical drawings are clear and show every detail. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed at how easily these workbenches can be constructed.