Make sleek and functional home furnishings from inexpensive plywood and other off-the-shelf materials using only basic hand and power tools. This unique building guide offers 73 innovative ideas for using plywood to make everything from desks and workstations to children's playhouses. Projects for every need and skill level are presented with clear assembly diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and photos of the finished product. Discover the simplistic beauty plywood can bring to your next project and take pride in making your own handmade furniture.
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.
Join home improvement author Chris Peterson for a complete guide to deconstructing and repurposing pallets to serve a new purpose. From quick and easy builds like a bird house and a wall clock to more complex projects like a garden cold frame and a kitchen island, there's something for everyone--and every pallet. Some projects, like the raised bed, showcase the pallet. For others, like the side table, you'd be hard-pressed to guess the wood was free. Peterson also dishes out must-have pallet knowledge, including the basic tools for breakdown, finish options, and key information on pallet safety.
- Cold Frame
- Child's Sandbox
- Coat Rack and Shelf
- Shoe Shelves
- Kitchen Island
- Bar Stools
- Dog House
- And much more
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.
"The Little Free Library is a terrific example of placing books--poetry included--within reach of people in the course of their everyday lives. Free is always a good thing, and the project has a nice give-and-take feel to it. Here's hoping we bump into literature when we turn the next corner--before we have time to resist "--Billy Collins
"Take a book. Return a book." In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries--freestanding front-yard book exchanges--now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and delights readers with color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.
Margret Aldrich is a freelance writer and editor. Her articles have appeared in the Utne Reader, Experience Life , and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family.
This third entry in the Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make--alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary artists. Filled with stepped-out examples of each project in different stages, it covers all the basics, including an exploration of sawing, sanding, drilling, carving, pyrography, and painting. The 30 inspiring projects feature such standout pieces as a carved ebony ring, copper and wood brooches embellished with pyrographed patterns, and a rich mahogany pendant dotted with delicate pearls. All the items are showcased in beautiful color images, accompanied by the artists' professional insights and creative tips.
As your woodworking skills grow, your shop needs to grow along with you. Whether you are just starting out or are somewhere along this lifetime journey, this book will be your faithful guide.
Relevant to every facet of woodworking, this reference features a truly comprehensive collection of tips and techniques drawn from a lifetime of craftsmanship. Extensive chapters and hand-drawn illustrations approach all topics, from how to stock different workshops to how to improve the scope of both power and hand tools, offering advice to professional and amateur woodworkers alike. Whether a carpenter, home builder, or furniture designer, woodworkers of all types and skill levels will benefit from this exhaustive resource and ultimately, will produce stronger, more beautiful creations.