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. Practice your craft and create beautiful handmade pieces of furniture through a series of tried-and-true projects.
With its visually driven approach, using Woodwork Step by Step is like being in a carpentry class with the teacher 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, enable you to hone your skills and produce attractive, practical objects for the home--from a simple coatrack to a wall cabinet and a freestanding bookcase. Each project comes with fully measured-out plans, a list of tools and materials, and exploded-view 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 giving tips on how to work with them.
Get started with woodworking using this complete fine carpentry course in one book.