UK author Derek Jones shows readers how to make the projects featured in this book using pieces of wood from the scrap pile. Ranging from a simple serving platter to a beautiful bird box, projects are explained in a clear and straightforward way, with step-by-step photos. The projects in this book can be tackled by woodworkers of all skill levels. Every workshop has a collection of offcuts that have been saved because they will come in handy one day. When you see the enticing projects presented in this book you will know that that day has come! All the projects in this book can be made using pieces of wood from the scrap pile and can be tackled by woodworkers with a range of skill levels. Ranging from a simple serving platter to a beautiful bird box there is a project to suit every level of expertise. All projects are explained, in a clear and straightforward way, with clear step-by-step photos. There is also a guide to the tools and materials you will need, plus the basic techniques.
Derek Jones began his career in the woodworking industry as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning on the job the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. After time spent developing his design and project management skills, he is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine and author of French Polishing and Bird, Bee & Bug Houses (9781861086440), both published by GMC Publications. He lives in Sussex.