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
How to Build Bookcases & Bookshelves
15 Woodworking Projects for Book Lovers
Paperback ISBN: 1440346631
Showcase your book collection! Do you love the smell of old books as much as you love reading them? Do books fill your home on shelves, in stacks and sometimes even in piles? For any book lover, bookcases are often the centerpieces of the home. If you take pride in your personal library, this book is for you. How to Build Bookcases & Bookshelves features a wide range of shelving projects from simple and contemporary to the more ornate, along with projects for smaller book accessories to personalize a reading space. Within these pages you'll find: - Plans for 13 bookcases in a wide range of styles including Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Mid-Century Modern - Additional book-themed projects including a magazine rack and a desktop sliding book rack - Ideas and techniques for building stronger shelves Whether you need a small bookcase to accentuate a corner of your home or a floor-to-ceiling set of built-in shelves for your study, let this book be your guide to enhancing your book collection with the kind of handmade shelving it deserves.
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.
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.
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Hardcover ISBN: 160059106x
Presenting a stunning assortment of wood jewelry projects, a lavishly illustrated handbook features thirty innovative necklaces, bangles, earrings, and other items to make, accompanied by detailed directions on the techniques used, tips on materials, and professional advice from artists and designers.
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.
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.