Techniques & Shop Drawings for 30 Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1440348790
Recreate Mackintosh's Signature Style Architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed hundreds of pieces of furniture throughout his career. Ranging in style from Arts & Crafts to Art Nouveau to Modern, his furniture occupies an interesting place in history and had tremendous influence on American and European furniture design. Mackintosh Furniture: Techniques & Shop Drawings for 30 Designs is a guide to recreating Mackintosh's work. The measured drawings in this book were painstakingly rendered using known dimensions from architectural drawings and those extrapolated from catalog and auction photos. You'll find comprehensive views for each design and complete materials lists as well as historical notes and construction and finishing advice to help you through each build. The book features: - Shop drawings for 30 Mackintosh furniture designs including chairs, tables, bookcases, desks and many other forms - 2 complete step-by-step projects (a taboret and a nightstand) showcasing some of Mackintosh's signature furniture details - Historical and cultural insight into Mackintosh's impact on architecture and furniture design - Practical advice on wood selection, construction, hardware sources and finishing techniques - Helpful tools and techniques advice Often emulated, Mackintosh's furniture remains popular after more than a century. Now, for the first time ever, fans of his work will have access to drawings and details to help recreate some of his most enduring designs.
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Hardcover ISBN: 160059106x
Presenting a stunning assortment of wood jewelry projects, a lavishly illustrated handbook features thirty innovative necklaces, bangles, earrings, and other items to make, accompanied by detailed directions on the techniques used, tips on materials, and professional advice from artists and designers.
The Real Wood Bible
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods
Paperback ISBN: 1770850139
A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods. Many of the world's most beautiful and useful woods are in serious decline due to over-harvesting and environmental degradation. This updated edition of The Real Wood Bible gives the current sustainability status of these rare and important woods. Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio. The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones. This colorful, easy-to-use book features: - How trees are converted into boards and veneers - How to convert your own trees into boards - Woods that incorporate beautiful natural effects - A list of woods available from sustainable sources - Useful advice on buying and storing lumber. An extensive and illustrated A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods is the heart of this book. Each wood is shown with a color illustration demonstrating the true look and beauty of the finished and unfinished grain. A special section on sustainability is included, with an introduction to key conservation issues. The Real Wood Bible is the essential reference for the appreciation of the practical beauty of the world's most popular building material.
Woodworker's Techniques Handbook
The Essential Illustrated Reference
Paperback ISBN: 1770857311
This comprehensive reference covers everything from how to choose and cut lumber to how to plan, measure, mark, cut, shape and join. Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the handyman's complete guide to working with wood. Packed with practical information and 600 full-color photographs, Woodworker's Techniques Handbook includes: - Essential troubleshooting tips - How to control power tools with accuracy - Selecting and using the 10 essential hand tools that give any woodwork a beautiful hand-finished quality - Great original projects for children's toys, simple furniture and bird boxes, which include cutting lists and easy-to-follow instructions so any woodworker can be successful. A special section, the "Wood Identifier," calls out the key characteristics of each type of lumber and how best to use it. Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the go-to reference for fine woodworking.
Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Hardcover ISBN: 1419717987
The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like 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.
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, Wood Tile, and More
Paperback ISBN: 1591866804
A high-quality DIY home-improvement guide to installing, repairing and maintaining wood, engineered wood and laminate floors covers all phases of flooring installation, from preliminary surveys and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Original.
The Fundamental Techniques Every Woodworker Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 1940611873
With the knowledge of only a handful of essential joints, a woodworker can build anything he can imagine… Whether it’s a kitchen cabinet or an 18th century highboy, the foundation for all types of woodworking can be boiled down to a handful of essential joinery skills. Once learned, these joinery methods can be used to create almost anything the woodworker’s mind can imagine. From the workshop of The Wood Whisperer, the popular YouTube host and best-selling author Marc Spagunolo teaches his preferred, time-tested methods for creating these joints. Rather than working solely by hand or machine, Spagunolo teaches woodworkers how to choose the joinery methods that make the most sense for the task at hand. And, in his easy-going and accessible style that promotes comfort and confidence, he provides several styles and methods for creating each joint. With Essential Joinery, beginners and pros alike will learn to hone the joinery skills that will take their woodworking to the next level.
Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Hardcover ISBN: 1101984651
The New York Times best-selling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe returns to cover a subject close to his heartùhis incredible real-life woodshopùdoing so with the same sense of humor that made his first two books so popular.
A Woodworker's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1784944416
Joints: A Woodworker's Guide takes one of the most important and challenging aspects of woodworking and demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints. Strong, appropriate and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly and accurately calls for good planning and marking out as well as a good degree of care in the cutting, fitting and final assembly. It is essential to approach making joints methodically, this book provides all the necessary information to ensure success. - Aimed at both those new to woodworking as well as the experienced woodworker - Joints: A Woodworker's Guide is broken down into three main sections: planning and preparation, basic techniques of joint making and individual joints in detail. - Areas covered include: Planning the work and preparing the wood; Measuring and marking; Cutting and fitting, Glues and assembly.
Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds
50 Easy, Unique, and Useful Projects You Can Make With Common Tools and Materials
Paperback ISBN: 159186545x
A step-by-step guide that gives any gardener all the information needed to make garden furnishings that are both simple and beautiful. This book includes 50 complete plans for trellises, raised beds, planters, window boxes, and just about any imaginable project you can make to train and display plants in your garden and around your home. Featured projects are created using a host of easily found materials, including wood, metal, hypertufa, upcycled barrels, clay pots, sticks, latticework, copper tubing, re-rod, wire, landscape timbers, retaining wall block, and natural stone. Each plan includes photographs, a scaled plan drawing, cutting and shopping lists, and thorough step-by-step instructions.