Synopses & Reviews
From kitchenimprovements and furniture, to gifts and small projects that can be done guickly, the experts at American Woodworker provide plans and instructions for building 50 great-looking projects for every room in the home. With a variety of style and skill-levels included, there is something for every woodworker in this book. Step-by-step guidance, workshop tips, and plans for projects that can take a few hours to a weekend to complete, make this an ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home.
Containing the most essential information from the successful Complete Illustrated Guide series, this highly visual, complete reference is sure to appeal to both novices as well as those who are experienced woodworkers. 1,187 color photos. 48 drawings.
This step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of "Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guides," covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find the information you are looking for. Over 1,200 photos and drawings illustrate how to accomplish essential woodworking tasks from setting up a shop to finishing.
Like its predecessor, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking-containing Finishing, Sharpening, and Using Woodworking Tools-is a broad, general reference for shop practices and proven know-how. With over 2,400 photographs, it is a complete resource that will appeal to all woodworkers.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio and a contributing editor to "Fine Woodworking,"
Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality handtools. He lives in Warren, Maine.
Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking.
Gary Rogowski, a contributing to "Fine Woodworking," operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland Oregon.
Toolmaker Thomas Lie-Nielsen brings a unique perspective to the subject of sharpening. He started making hand tools in 1981, after working in New York City at tool dealer Garrett Wade. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks now makes several dozen different high-end planes and saws, based on traditional designs.Jeff Jewitt is the author of Hand-Applied Finishes and Great Wood Finishes. He lives in Cleveland.Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.
Table of Contents
Kitchen Improvements (13 projects)
New Drawers and Slides
Pull-Out Trash Drawer
Scrap-Wood Cutting Boards
Countertop Knife Rack
Sink Cabinet Shelf
Roll-Out Kitchen Trays
Portable Food Safe
Wooden Spring Tongs
Storage Projects (7 projects)
Walnut Wall Shelves
Free-Form Wall Shelf
Cantilevered Display Shelves
Mission Plant Stand
Two-Drawer Coffee Table
Outdoor Living (8 projects)
Outdoor Rietveld Chair
Furniture Projects (10 projects)
Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage
Walnut Coffee Table
Stickley Style Chest of Drawers
Kitchen Work Table
Arts & Crafts Table Lamp
Stickley Style Sideboard
Quickies & Gifties (12 projects)
Framed Picture Frame
Magnetic Picture Frame
Whittled Peg Rack
Tablesaw Picture Frame
Fiendish Knot Puzzle
Magic Coin Bank
Cube in a Cube