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.
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.
Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker
Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet
Paperback ISBN: 189283622x
Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang covers building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets. Woodworkers will learn how to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate. Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, as well as for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece.
The Do-it-yourself Guide for Backyard Builders
Paperback ISBN: 1554072247
An expanded and updated edition of the classic guide for backyard builders covers all the issues: use, cost, placement, difficulty, and construction basics; and provides detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.