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Working with Wood

$19.95

Build your toolkit, learn the skills and create stylish objects for your home by Tom Trimmins

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexi-binding
  • Publication: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217411
  • Carton Qty: 22
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.95
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A complete guide to producing desirable wooden objects and furniture for your home from scratch. Discover the satisfaction of making something with your own hands.

It is more motivating to make something that you genuinely desire, to create an object that you want in your home. The things we choose to have around us say something about who we are, but things we have made ourselves do that even more strongly. I want every project in the book to be something that the reader wants to make, to work really well in use and be something that can be proudly shown to others.’ Tom Trimmins


This wonderfully practical book is aimed at anyone looking to balance their busy lives by mastering core woodworking skills. Working with wood will challenge, stimulate, relax and reward and you'll be proud to display the beautiful objects you've made with your own hands.

Here you'll find a range of practical and pleasing projects to display around your home. Initially you'll need a small collection of readily available tools as your skills develop and expand, so too will your tool collection. Every project has step-by-step instructions, and you'll learn about the properties of different woods, design techniques and how to fix-up vintage tools. The book mainly uses hand tools as they're cleaner, take up less room, are quieter and offer less potential for accidents than power tools.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is wood? 8
Tools 18
Getting started 42
Workbench Step-by-step project 46
Hook Step-by-step project 58
Box Step-by-step project 68
Moving on 80
Decorative shelf Step-by-step project 92
Chest Step-by-step project 110
Index 128

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