Woodwork Step by Step: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make (DK Step by Step) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Praise For…

"[P]erfect for the first-timer, novice, or those who may want to resume an earlier love and anyone who loves the beauty of wood." – The Urban News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465419514
ISBN-10: 1465419519
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: May 5th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: DK Step by Step