Synopses & Reviews
Blending the practicality of IKEA with the creativity of Martha Stewart, this collection of innovative projects is presented with simplicity of construction in mind. The suggested pieces are practical, have broad appeal, and carry a high brag factor upon completion. Requiring minimal assembly time and tools, this concise, engaging, and even humorous guide offers countless tips as well as clear and instructive photography. The majority of the projects also incorporate clever construction, such as the use of bifold doors, stock cabinets, and off-the-shelf lumber, guaranteeing that the required materials are both inexpensive and easily accessible. Featuring ideas for furnishing both the interior and the exterior of the home, this handbook is ideal for weekend woodworkers.
"A do-it-yourself guide for crafting simple yet useful and stylish projects that can be constructed by anyone with the resources and dedication to get it done. A must for anyone who wants to break into hobby carpentry." Midwest Book Review Library Bookwatch (April 1, 2011)
""40 different projects, for every room of the house, and even some outdoor furniture . . . almost any reader will find 10 or 12 projects here that strike their fancy."" --www.StartWoodworking.com (April 21, 2011)
"Carlsen's delightful sense of humor shines in this easy woodworking project book. With helpful instructions and illustrations, this beginner-friendly guide goes the extra mile to showcase clever designs and entertaining text. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"A great new book from Spike Carlsen. The book contains a boatload of handy projects. Spike provides tips and tricks that you'll find very useful on a variety of woodworking tasks. All woodworkers will gain from owning this book." www.wwgoa.com
"Simple, straightforward DIY woodworking projects that anyone can tackle . . . to create great looking furniture, easily adapted to the builder's tastes and whims. The instructions as clear as can be . . . a great addition or start to your DIY library." www.GreenSpotBlue.com (April 2011)
""35 great do-it-yourself projects""--Cover.
About the Author
Spike Carlsen has been involved in the world of wood and woodworking for more than 30 years. He is the former executive editor of ""The Family Handyman"" magazine and a regular contributor to ""American Woodworker,"" ""FreshHome,"" and ""Men's Health"" magazines. He is the author of ""A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats,"" selected as an NPR Best Book of the Year. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota.