This book is a celebration of reclaimed wood and the beautiful range of possibilities that exists for its creative use. Through technique discussions, ideas for sourcing wood, coverage of safety concerns, detailed photographs and helpful case studies, this guide helps you plan and execute your own reclaimed wood projects. Whether you're interested in sourcing reclaimed wood for environmentally-conscious reasons or tapping into the history or story behind the wood, this guide will walk you though every aspect of using this wonderful material.
Yoav S. Liberman is a studio furniture artist, an architect, and an educator. Yoav's training in the art of woodworking and design began shortly after he received an architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology when he was invited to two distinguished residency programs, first at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and then as a Windgate Foundation Fellow at Purchase College, New York. While in Boston he mentored under Mitch Ryerson, and John Everdell. Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav's articles on furniture design and woodworking have been published in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazines. His pieces had been featured in many of Lark Book's "500 series", in Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture, and recently in Robin Wood's CORES Recycled, by Schiffer books. Yoav's pieces have been displayed in museums and exhibitions in both the USA and abroad, and can be found in galleries and shops in Cambridge MA, Piermont NY, Philadelphia PA, the Penland School of Crafts NC, as well as in private and public collections in the United States, Israel and England. Yoav is often invited to teach in craft schools across the country. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY, and teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.