Wood Pallet Workshop
20 DIY Projects That Turn Forgotten Wood into Stylish Home Furnishings
Paperback ISBN: 1510705279
Wooden shipping pallets have found an unlikely second life: beautiful, handcrafted home décor without the designer price. The DIY market has long been drawn to refurbishing furniture and interior design on a budget, but easily accessible wood pallets have opened up all-new and inspiring ways to personalize a home in an eco-friendly, low-cost way. Until recently, upcycling required crafters to hunt for goods and furniture at yard sales and online, and many refurbishing books could only offer tips for specific pieces. With wooden pallets, the scope of the project is boundless, and warehouses and stores are happy to give them away for free. What was once a scavenger hunt and test of skill for experienced DIYers can now be an easy weekend project for even the newest of crafters. Wood Pallet Workshop will be a book of inspiration as well as a hardworking instructional guide for an array of projects. With 20 easy-to-follow designs ranging from coffee tables and wine racks to decorative wall art and step-by-step photos, this book will be a go-to instructional guide for DIYers looking for simple and creative ways to decorate their homes.
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.
Popular Mechanics 101 Things That Go Fast
Planes, Trains and Automobiles You Can Make and Ride
Hardcover ISBN: 1618370820
Features 101 projects that capture the self-sufficient spirit of the 1910s and 1920s, calling for raw materials and limited technology to complete such projects as attaching a sail to a bicycle and making a monorail sled.
Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead
Paperback ISBN: 1440305552
Maximize your outdoor living spaces through creative woodworking! Today's challenging economic climate has motivated many homeowners to stay in their current homes rather than upgrade, and this has sparked a major trend in what is often called the "don't move: improve!" movement. By putting a small amount of money (and some time) into sprucing-up your backyard, you can create a veritable oasis with the projects in this book. Not only can these projects improve quality of life, but building them can also be a great financial decision. Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead includes: - 20 illustrated step-by-step projects that are within the skill level of beginning woodworkers - Information on choosing durable materials, working with reclaimed lumber, applying finishes appropriate for outdoor wear - More than just outdoor furniture - includes chicken coops, decking, gates, etc
The Art of Coloring Wood
A Woodworker’s Guide to Understanding Dyes and Chemicals
Paperback ISBN: 1610353056
Brian Miller’s new The Art of Coloring Wood will take your woodworking to a new level by taking the mystery and intimidation out of finishing with chemicals and dyes. You’ll never use a basic stain on your handcrafted masterpiece ever again.
What Wood Is That
A Manual of Wood Identification
Hardcover ISBN: 0670759074
Originally published in 1969 and now in its eighth printing, a reference book describes the leading varieties of wood used in buildings and furniture, recommends the right one for particular projects, and comes with forty actual wood specimens. 20,000 first printing.
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.
Walls & Molding
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
Paperback ISBN: 0471144320
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You've been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? . Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls -- all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create. The book includes extensive charts on finishes, wood and plaster problems, and safety precautions. Combining a look at past building techniques and modern rehabilitation procedures, Walls and Molding focuses on what can be done to preserve and enjoy the special interiors in old and historic buildings. Some 300 photographs and drawings, helpful checklists, a glossary of wall treatment terms, a suggested reading list and official preservation guidelines followed nationwide provide further ideas and guidance for planning an appropriate rehabilitation in your old or historic building.
A Splintered History of Wood
Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Paperback ISBN: 0061373575
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. We wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the planet's colder regions. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. Spike Carlsen's A Splintered History of Wood is a grand celebration of all things wooden and the characters who lovingly shape them—eccentric artisans and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, and bizarre forms of transportation. From champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, from the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, here is a passionate, personal, amazingly entertaining exploration of nature's greatest gift.