Easy Home Furniture Projects
100 Indoor & Outdoor Projects You Can Build
Paperback ISBN: 1591866693
With complete plans that include drawings, step-by-step photos, and clear how-to directions, this gigantic book has something for everyone. Learn basic woodworking skills and become a confident carpenter with Easy Home Furniture Projects. One hundred unique projects will give you hours of enjoyment as well as great accents that you can proudly display in and around your home. Complete projects include plans, instructions, a list of necessary tools and materials, and cutting lists. Technique sections help you choose the right wood, hardware, and tools for your projects, and offer instructions on how to use the recommended tools. Each project is designed to be built with the everyday tools and materials found at any building center. The step-by-step photo instructions feature projects for living rooms, kitchens, entryways, home offices, and bedrooms, as well as the outdoors. You will find projects for ornaments, decorations, benches, tables, seats, garden accessories, storage and utilities, birds and pets, and much more. The book also includes plans specifically designed for children to use.
Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders
From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders
Paperback ISBN: 155209135x
Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds. Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent. Each project includes: - Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished item - Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations - Enlarged and technical diagrams in color - List of recommended materials - Advice on choosing a location for best results.
The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry
Complete Plans for Beautiful Backyard Building Projects
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591866189
"See how easy it is to build your own backyard oasis.Outdoor carpentry projects using cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine are perfect for Do-It-Yourselfers of all skill levels, since the materials are easy to work with, and the results are rewarding. Enjoy outdoor furnishings you can create yourself. Items made with quality materials last much longer and cost less, in the long run, than off-the-shelf items. With classic swings for kids and adults, arbors for gardeners and even a table that folds, there's something in The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry for everyone! Over three dozen projects are included, ranging from seating, entertaining, recreational and storage, to overheads and arbors. New projects, unique to this edition, include: 5-boardbench, picnic table, folding table, outdoor occasional table, deck-railing planter, window box, Arts-and-Crafts mahogany gate, sheltered swing, outdoor serving cart, arbor and garden bridge. All the projects within this book can be built in a weekend with ordinary power hand tools and materials available at any local home center or hardware store. Each project has complete construction plans and directions for foolproof results--so jump right in and make your backyard unique!"--
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 Reclaimed Woodworker
21 One-of-a-Kind Projects to Build With Recycled Lumber
Paperback ISBN: 1940611547
The Reclaimed Woodworker provides inspiration and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction for beginning and intermediate woodworkers who want to make well-built, stylish furniture and furnishings from reclaimed lumber. Featuring 21 projects ranging from the ever-popular sliding barn door to modern desks to chairs with vintage charm, each project is designed to use upcycled materials without sacrificing style. They are modern and fresh, but based on tried and true craftsmanship and technique. Through the use of beautiful photographs, inspired designs, and accessible building instructions, The Reclaimed Woodworker is a comprehensive guidebook to sourcing recycled lumber and using it to build your own furniture and furnishings. Because there is more to finding and using recycled lumber than tearing apart old pallets, you’ll learn how to source environmentally conscious wood in unexpected places. The icing on the cake? Once you know how to find them, these materials often provide a cost savings over traditionally-sourced lumber. The Reclaimed Woodworker is a how-to book, but it’s also a celebration of the creativity in reclaiming lumber and discovering the possibilities for using it in your home.
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.