From kitchen improvements and furniture, to gifts and small projects that can be done quickly, the experts at American Woodworker provide plans and instructions for building 50 great looking projects for every room in the home. With a variety of style and skill levels included, there is something for every woodworker in this book. Step by step guidance, workshop tips, and plans for projects that can take a few hours to a weekend to complete, make this an ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home.
Keeping chickens – even for city dwellers is a trend that just keeps on growing. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different coops, along with fun chicken facts, and great recipes for all those eggs!
Farm-raised and established author, Chris Gleason's hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques; make the coops both attractive and sturdy. Practical information such as how to properly size a coop and how to source reclaimed materials is included. Don't miss the authors «tour de coop» where he visits coops from other backyard farmers to find out why they keep chickens and what lessons they have to share with others interested in doing so.
Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and games that are enjoyable to make and enjoyable to use. The whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann is back, with 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun.
Written specifically for the woodworker seeking new adventures in the world of wood. Awaken your modern design aesthetic with 21 striking contemporary designs for the home. The fusion of nature's elegant shapes and modern architecture's bold symmetry yields a dynamic and engaging collection of designs for scroll saw woodworking. Your imagination will be captured by the bold lines, sinuous curves, and captivating shapes of these dynamic pieces. Patterns, easy-to-understand instructions, and step-by-step photography make crafting these projects attainable, no matter your skill level. Perfect for beginners looking to progress their scroll saw abilities with interesting and compelling projects; learn the ropes of scroll sawing with seven step-by-step photo-illustrated instructional projects. Advanced woodworkers can master joinery, 3D cutting, and inlay with advanced projects such as Nesting Boxes, the Zigzag Business Card Holder, and the Flower Abstraction Wall Mirror. The chapter on designing your own patterns means you'll never again be without a project to create. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, no woodworker's library is complete without this dynamic book. Each completed project is a conversation piece, and you'll have a constant stream of visitors who won't be able to resist picking up these engaging works of art. Inside, find everything you need to create these exciting and dynamic projects-New York City Wall Art, Beautiful Branches Wall Art, Cat-shaped Mantle Clock, Retro Modern Wall Clock, Radial Design Box, Oak Leaf Box, Flower bud vases, Business card holders, Picture frames, And more!
Invite Mother Nature into your home with 35 rustic projects that are both unique and functional. Using found wood and the easy-to-follow instructions, reusing what nature has provided is a simple way to add natural warmth to your decor. More than 35 eco-chic projects such as a coat rack, curtain rods, candle holders, desk sets, picture frames, a table, chess set, and more.
Author, artist, and fresh face in the woodworking community, Roshaan Ganief shares patterns and instructions for 40 attractive projects that can be cut on a scroll saw. The projects – which combine a simplistic, natural beauty with a modern flair – range from chic lighting accessories and wall art to stylish pendants, coasters, candle holders and more. A gallery of the author's work showcases the wide variety of items you can make by enlarging, reducing or simply altering patterns. Also included is an essential «Getting Started» chapter that will orientate new woodworkers to the capabilities and techniques for cutting wood – specifically intricate designs – on a scroll saw. Instructions for finishing details such as backing hardware for pictures, stands for frames, creating adjustable cording for pendants and more is included. Never has scrolling looked so stylish!
Author and lifelong teacher Bruce Ossman uses his simple techniques and clear instruction to guide you through every single step of making a violin. With a complete list of tools, full-size patterns, detailed illustrations, and templates for every piece all included, you'll craft an instrument fit for an orchestra.
Take a tour of the Renwick Gallery, the craft division of the Smithsonian, and enjoy an in-depth look at the artists and the work of this unparalleled collection of handmade contemporary furniture. This absorbing volume features profiles and interviews of 64 artists and reveals their artistic influences and interpretations along with 112 stunning photos of iconic work.
The art of bending wood confounds most woodworkers, yet it is surprisingly easy to do with the four basic methods in this complete guide. The techniques are presented in step-by-step photo sequences that leave nothing to the imagination and show woodworkers exactly how it's done: bending green wood or twigs, bending with heat or steam, and bending panels or laminations. There are seven step-by-step projects presented, including shaker boxes, a bow for an arrow, a rustic chair, the sides of a guitar, and bent panels used for tables and pedestals. All the necessary tools and equipment are discussed with an eye to budget and practicality, making this appeal to both amateur and professionals of all skill levels.