Find everything you need to know to begin woodworking in this compact visual guide. Master all essential techniques, including every aspect of joinery. Discover all the tools for working wood and how to use them safely and effectively. Practise your craft and create beautiful handmade pieces of furniture through a series of tried-and-tested projects.
With its visually driven approach, using Woodwork Step by Step is like being at a carpentry class with the tutor by your side. Tool use, techniques, and projects are broken down into short steps with crystal clear photography demonstrating detailed instructions.
With this book as your constant workshop companion, you'll learn all the carpentry skills needed to become a master craftsman, from planing a face edge to creating a dovetail joint, handling a jigsaw, and applying finishes.
A series of inspiring projects, gradually increasing in difficulty, will enable you to hone your skills and produce attractive, practical objects for the home - from a simple coat rack to a wall cabinet and a freestanding bookcase. Each project comes with fully measured out plans, a list of tools and materials, and exploded diagrams to show how it all fits together.
You will also find a handy visual directory of all major wood types and veneers, explaining what they are best used for and with tips on how to work with them.
Get crafting with this complete fine carpentry course in one book.
British writer Julian Cassell is the author of numerous titles covering all aspects of DIY and his books have sold more than one million copies worldwide. A professional renovator with many years' experience of running his own successful business, this award-winning author offers technical know-how combined with an innovative approach to DIY. He is a popular guest on radio and television programs and in Britain has appeared on BBC1, Channel 4, and UK Living. He has also been featured in magazines and national newspapers, including The Independent on Sunday. With writing partner Peter Parham, he is the author of DK's Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement and Decorating Hints & Tips.