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
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.
A Simple Guide to Whittling
Hardcover ISBN: 0451498968
Whittle a spoon, pair of dice, comb, catch-all tray and more with this modern, pocket-sized guide to a folksy craft. Carve updates a mindful hobby that's made for unplugging and connecting with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects that include beautiful photographs and easy instructions--and require just a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for personalizing and maintaining a finished piece with staining, burning, monogramming, and more. Whether you pack this guide for your next camping trip or bring it to the porch, this is the ultimate introduction to chiseling small objects and utensils--and in the process carving out a little peace and quiet for yourself.
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.
Craft, Culture, History
Hardcover ISBN: 0670038016
A cultural history of the ubiquitous material profiles its numerous varieties and uses throughout the ages, discussing the role of wood in the shaping and establishment of numerous civilizations that has also served to delineate class, status, and authenticity in the modern world.
Paperback ISBN: 1561580600
This collection of articles from FINE WOODWORKING magazine focuses on machine-cut joints, from table-sawn tenons to biscuit joinery. In-depth information on laying out complex joints, joining rails and stiles, machining raised panels, coping with seasonal wood movement, and selecting and using workshop adhesives is included.
The Invisible Line
When Craft Becomes Art
Hardcover ISBN: 1617136530
(Book). The Invisible Line: When Craft Becomes Art is a compilation of seven West Coast artisans' thoughts on a subject that is normally left to art historians and PhD candidates. The contributors are all at the top of their respective fields and have been self-employed most of their careers, which gives them a unique insight into the question at hand. Copious photos of their exquisite work offer readers a window into their world.
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.