The Art and Craft of Wood
A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building With Raw Wood
Hardcover ISBN: 1631592971
Perfect for the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, an introduction to the world of backyard lumberjacking and the basics of wood craft, through illustrated steps, shows readers how to mill, stack, dry and flatten wood into usable lumber and create a variety of useful household furnishings.
A Splintered History of Wood
Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Hardcover ISBN: 0061373567
Draws on the author's extensive travels, interviews with hundreds of woodworkers, and experiences as a carpenter to present a comprehensive history of wood and its global impact, in an account that addresses a wide range of topics, from Derek Jeter's bat and the invention of toothpicks to the construction of Levittown and the famed Stradivarius violin. 30,000 first printing.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1557885222
The founder of ExtremePumpkins.com presents a selection of his truly terrifying and wickedly gory pumpkin carving designs, including Puking Pumpkin, Drowning Pumpkin, Crime Scene Pumpkin, Cannibal Pumpkin, and many more, just in time for Halloween fun. Original. 40,000 first printing.
The Art of Cutting
Tradition and New Techniques for Paper, Cardboard, Wood and Other Materials
Paperback ISBN: 8415967152
The Art of Cutting is a stunning collection of artworks created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and then analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered. This exceptional research work takes us to distant worlds, and also stimulates our imagination. Jean-Charles Trebbi, an urban architect, designer, artist, and author is passionate by folding, cutting, and assembling in all its forms. He uses mostly paper, but also cardboard, textiles, and even wood and metal to create his own absolutely original artists books. The book includes cut-out models.
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.