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.
Cute and Simple Woodworking
35 Beautiful Step-By-Step Projects For The Home
Paperback ISBN: 1782490507
Learn how to make simple wooden objects to decorate and enhance your home and garden using basic tools that are readily available from all hardware shops, and a variety of paint techniques. Begin with a guide on working safely, selecting appropriate tools and designing using found objects and both reclaimed and new wood. Find out, too, about the types of paint and brushes you can use for different effects and finishes. The 35 projects include both practical and decorative items and will add a touch of charming style to every room of the house. Each project has a skill level, so you can start with an easier project, such as a flower keyring or wooden bunting, and then try using more advanced skills – why not make a tool box for all your woodworking kit, or a shelf for the bedroom? All the templates you’ll need are also included. Traditionally seen as a male hobby, this book proves that woodworking is for everyone! Every project is illustrated with inspirational photography and beautiful step-by-step artworks and comes with clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks. Projects reuse the same basic techniques, so you’ll soon grow in confidence and realise how many beautiful objects can be made with only simple tools.
How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions
28 Projects to Make Your Workshop More Efficient: From the Experts at American Woodworker
Paperback ISBN: 1565235959
Everything a woodworker needs to know about building a workbench, making outfeed tables for shop machines, making work tables and assembly tables, storage cabinets for tools, aterials, supplies. Bonus: Build like an aircraft engineer, super-flat and strong with a torsion box workbench, assembly table, and alignment beams.
The Complete Custom Closet
Paperback ISBN: 1558707778
A do-it-yourself guide to creating custom storage solutions for the home explains how to evaluate one's storage needs, as well as how to design and construct a dream closet using intermediate carpentry and cabinetmaking skills, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams for shelving units, drawers, shoe racks, lighting, and other features. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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.
The Real Wood Bible
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods
Paperback ISBN: 1770850139
A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods. Many of the world's most beautiful and useful woods are in serious decline due to over-harvesting and environmental degradation. This updated edition of The Real Wood Bible gives the current sustainability status of these rare and important woods. Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio. The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones. This colorful, easy-to-use book features: - How trees are converted into boards and veneers - How to convert your own trees into boards - Woods that incorporate beautiful natural effects - A list of woods available from sustainable sources - Useful advice on buying and storing lumber. An extensive and illustrated A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods is the heart of this book. Each wood is shown with a color illustration demonstrating the true look and beauty of the finished and unfinished grain. A special section on sustainability is included, with an introduction to key conservation issues. The Real Wood Bible is the essential reference for the appreciation of the practical beauty of the world's most popular building material.
Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Hardcover ISBN: 1101984651
The New York Times best-selling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe returns to cover a subject close to his heartùhis incredible real-life woodshopùdoing so with the same sense of humor that made his first two books so popular.
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.