Woodworking
Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101984651
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman--woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC's crafting competition series Making It--returns with the subject for which he's known best--his 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 stuff--kazoos, 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"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery.

Whether you've been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you've ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman's brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you'll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.
Woodworking: Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Woodworking
Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611806585
Rustic Italian style meets Scandinavian design in this stunning collection of simple woodworking projects.

Woodworking husband-and-wife duo Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz invite you into their magical world, where their Scandinavian sensibility for clean design is balanced with organic and aged imperfection inspired by their Tuscan home. Discover some of their key woodworking techniques through twenty simple projects for useful and decorative objects for the home--from cutting boards and simple doorstops to benches and dining tables. With striking photography, step-by-step instructions, and information on the types of wood and tools required for each project, you'll have everything you need to start handcrafting your own woodworking masterpieces that celebrate the beauty of uniqueness and combine modern design with rustic warmth.

"Our ethos is very simple: do more with less; let each project unfold organically; always be open to possibilities; welcome mistakes and learn from them; let simple, found, and readily available materials embolden your design and decisions."--from the introduction
Plydesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods)
Plydesign
73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods)
Paperback      ISBN: 1603427252

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.

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Norwegian Wood
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.

The Pallet Book: DIY Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
The Pallet Book
DIY Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
Paperback      ISBN: 0760352747
Upcycle that unwanted wood

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.

Projects Include:
  • Cold Frame
  • Workbench
  • Child's Sandbox
  • Coat Rack and Shelf
  • Shoe Shelves
  • Bookshelves
  • Kitchen Island
  • Bar Stools
  • Dog House
  • Desk
  • And much more
Black & Decker Wood Floors: Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866804

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 Book
The Little Free Library Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1566894077

"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.


The Art of Jewelry: Wood: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Hardcover      ISBN: 160059106x

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.

The Workshop Book: A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
The Workshop Book
A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
Paperback      ISBN: 1561582719

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.

1001 Tips for Woodworkers
1001 Tips for Woodworkers
Paperback      ISBN: 1933502150

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.