If you want to join the woodworking and carving renaissance, Woodcarver's Dozen is the perfect starting point. An inspiring D.I.Y. book, written by a passionate advocate for the ancient and rewarding craft of hand wood carving, Woodcarver's Dozen includes simple step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through twelve charming hand-crafted projects including housewares (egg holders, salad bowl, spoons) to desk accessories (picture holders, trays, reclaimed wood desk lamps), and even a comb. Easy-to-follow, traceable templates make it possible for absolute beginners to dive straight in and create something unique from scratch in addition to detailing the few essential tools, Muire advises on how to pick the right wood for a project, and how to get the very best out of your materials.
Woodcarver's Dozen will have you creating wooden objects in no time, beautiful in their simplicity and unique design. The twelve projects are all enormously satisfying, eminently doable, and highly giftable.
BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.
Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.
While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.
This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring.
Find everything you need to know to begin woodworking in this compact visual guide. Master all essential techniques, including every aspect of joinery. Discover all the tools for working wood and how to use them safely and effectively. Practice your craft and create beautiful handmade pieces of furniture through a series of tried-and-true projects.With its visually driven approach, using Woodwork Step by Step is like being in a carpentry class with the teacher by your side. Tool use, techniques, and projects are broken down into short steps with crystal-clear photography demonstrating detailed instructions. With this book as your constant workshop companion, you'll learn all the carpentry skills needed to become a master craftsman, from planing a face edge to creating a dovetail joint, handling a jigsaw, and applying finishes. A series of inspiring projects, gradually increasing in difficulty, enable you to hone your skills and produce attractive, practical objects for the home--from a simple coatrack to a wall cabinet and a freestanding bookcase. Each project comes with fully measured-out plans, a list of tools and materials, and exploded-view diagrams to show how it all fits together. You will also find a handy visual directory of all major wood types and veneers, explaining what they are best used for and giving tips on how to work with them. Get started with woodworking using this complete fine carpentry course in one book.
We build our houses with it, burn it for warmth, carve it for beauty, sail in it, sit on it, play with it, and fight with ityet how much do we really understand about the history and culture of wood? In this rich and fascinating book, Harvey Green examines how wood in all its variety of form and function has contributed to an extraordinary range of human endeavors.Wood reveals the history and culture of a substance that has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. From the prized whorls of birds-eye maple to the oak and pine that made navies and empires, from the breathtaking stave churches of Norway to the enduring popularity of the Windsor chair, from the magic of turning to the grace of a Chinese chair, and from the botany of the baseball bat to the stunning carving of Native Americans of the northwest coast, Wood decodes how a seemingly common material has come to signal class, status, and authenticity. Using the historians craft and the woodworkers hand, Green has fashioned an authoritative book sure to interest all who love this amazing material, appreciate its history, and care about its future.
Here's every saw, blade, option, and technique--and how to select the right one for you. 1,000 illustrations and step-by-step instructions offer a complete course in cutting basics: curve and circle work, straight cuts, unusual designs, and advanced techniques; more. Offers some terrific troubleshooting hints, projects, and basic instructions.-- Booklist. Even devoted band saw users will find valuable information in this book...an enlightening experience.-- Workbench. Extremely user-friendly and complete handbook. School Shop Tech Directions. 320 pages, 1,000 illus., 8 x 10.