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Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores—saving thousands of dollars in the process.
Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find:
• Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions
• Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools
• Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project
You don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2x4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.”
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You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools—a table saw, circular saw, router and drill.
Completely revised and updated, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts.
Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more:
- Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware
- Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space
- Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation
- Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly
- Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes
With this book, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do—possibly for the rest of your woodworking career!
Encompassing years of historical research and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the history and engineering of workbenches into basic ideas that all woodworkers can use.
- Learn how to design your own world-class workbench
- Learn the fundamental rules of good workbench design that have been largely forgotten
- Learn how to build an inexpensive and practical bench that hasn't been in widespread use for over 100 years
- Learn how to properly use any workbench
Beginning woodworkers can build either of these benches. The technical drawings are clear and show every detail. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed at how easily these workbenches can be constructed.
I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects: 17 quality furniture projects that require minimal tools and experience
Beginning woodworkers (or experienced woodworkers that are in a hurry) can build these top-quality projects quickly and efficiently.
- Each project requires a minimum of tools (only hand and portable power tools) and a minimum of woodworking experience.
- These projects need only inexpensive materials that are easily found at your local home center stores, saving you time and money.
- This book includes a training manual for using each tool, making it perfect for the beginning woodworker.
Things change, to be sure, and woodworking is no exception. New tools come on the market, older tools are upgraded and a number of new, finely made hand tools are now available. Regardless of the subtle changes, the basic principles used by woodworkers have remained constant.
The novice woodworker can produce satisfactory work following these unchanging woodworking traditions and using just some basic tools. Once these lessons are learned, all woodworking tasks are only a short step away. Power tools can take much of the drudgery out of woodworking, hand tools bring you closer to your work to teach you the characteristics of wood and how to make the most of the material.
This book offers all the knowledge needed to get started in woodworking. All of the joints, jigs, methods, techniques and processes that have stood the test of time are included (along with a number of basic projects to practice the techniques). Woodworking offers enough variety to satisfy the widest range of tastes and inclinations. Let this book be your guide for whatever direction you want your work to take.
If you're more interested in working with wood rather than machining it, you will be relieved to learn that expensive powered machinery isn't required to build furniture. You can also forget the dust masks, face shields and hearing protection since many of the safety concerns related to woodworking—the use of power tools—are eliminated. In this book, you'll learn to set up a hand-tool woodworking shop, then discover the toolset, practice the skillset, and understand the mindset—effectively completing a comprehensive course in hand-tool woodworking.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Cabinets & Countertops: How to Customize Your Home with Cabinetry
DIVA skillbuilding and confidence-creating introduction to working with cabinets and countertops, The Complete Guide to Cabinets & Countertops contains comprehensive information on the tools, materials, and techniques you’ll need to create kitchen cabinets and countertops, bathroom cabinets and vanities, and even sturdy utility cabinets for the basement, garage, or home workshop. This book is packed with valuable information on selecting and ordering stock cabinets, including tips for assessing quality and suggestions for combining stock cabinets in innovative ways. It also has full, step-by-step instructions for building your own custom cabinets from sheetgoods and hardwood. Traditional joinery methods are shown, as well as how to use newer, knockdown hardware and modern fasteners. Techniques for making custom doors and drawers are shown in full detail, with helpful plan drawings and clear step-by-step photos. Finishing, customizing, and upgrading material is also included in the book. In the countertops section, you will find complete instructions for making and installing every popular countertop type, including post-form, custom laminate, ceramic tile, granite tile, poured concrete, and butcher block. You’ll even find projects for working with solid-surfacing countertop material. Backsplash options are shown as well, along with instructions for drilling and cutting granite and marble materials and mounting all types of sinks and faucets./div
Simply-Built Furniture is part of Danny Proulx's legacy to the woodworking world. He showed us that furniture doesn't have to be ornate or highly decorated to achieve a "timeless" status. Sometimes simple is best. Simple lines and simple joinery.
This collection brings together special projects from Proulx's 16 books—most of which are now out of print—with pieces such as a rustic pine chest of drawers, a bed with built-in storage, a window seat, a contemporary display cabinet, a tall bookcase, an armoire work center, a writing desk, a memorabilia sideboard, and more.
Both beginning and experienced woodworkers will appreciate Proulx's no-nonsense approach to woodworking and his easy style of teaching, as well as the minimal time and materials needed to create these beautiful projects that are more than a just another piece of furniture for your homes.
The projects in this book will fit in almost any design setting and won't become passe after a few years. And best of all, you can build this furniture with basic woodworking tools and easy-to-find materials. It's really very simple.
Do you have time only during weekends to immerse yourself in your woodworking? If so, then The Weekend Woodworker's Project Collection is for you. This book has 40 projects from which to choose and, depending on the level of your woodworking skills, any of them can be completed in one or two weekends.Projects include:
- a game box
- a jewelry box
- several styles of bookcases and shelves
- 5 mirror/picture frames
- and more
And, you can choose from Arts and Crafts, Chippendale, Shaker, Federal, Contemporary, Greene & Greene or American Country furniture styles.
So, pick a project and get started—time's a wastin'!
The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use
Complete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shop.
The Workbench Design Book not only shows how to design a workbench—it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwork to power tools. A discussion of workbench design rules teach what's effective and why in a multitude of workshop situations. Additional workholding options—from shop-made jigs and commercial bench dogs to vise hardware—are also provided.
From the lowly butt joint to the vaunted dovetail, joinery makes a woodworking project stronger, attractive and durable. Learn how to make the most common woodworking joints using hand tools and power tools, with tips to speed and improve your work. Also included are plans for jigs to make your work easier and more precise, advice on building frame-and-panel doors and step-by-step instructions for lots of dovetails, including sliding dovetails. If you're just starting out in woodworking, or if you're looking for a way to just improve, we've got the joint for you!
Wood finishing doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. It can be "boiled down" to simple step-by-step instructions. And that's what this book offers; no science, no art, just easily-to-follow directions with lots of pictures to show you every step of the process.
Inside, you'll find specific instructions on how to finish common woods using widely-available finishing materials—the kind of wood, stains and finish coats every home center, paint store or hardware store carries. Just match the wood to the final color and result you want. Then follow the step-by-step instructions and eliminate the guesswork.
Wood Finishing 101 is by Bob Flexner, who has been writing about and teaching wood finishing to hobbyists and professionals for over 20 years. Let Bob's years of experience guide you to beautiful results using his easy to understand directions.
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Simple Steps to Measure, Scale, Draw and Make the Perfect Cut-Every Time., Edition 3
Beginning woodworkers are constantly stymied by the apparent need for thousands of pounds worth of tools to start their hobby. Once they have the tool, they face a learning curve to understand how to use the tool. The next problem is finding wood to build the projects. Not everyone has a lumberyard nearby.
This book shows you how to build quality furniture projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. The enclosed tool manual explains all the tools and shows you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format.
From Adirondack chairs and porch swings, to birdhouses and potting benches, Easy-to-Build Outdoor Projects is filled with the types of practical and attractive projects woodworkers love to build. The plans are simple - many only require a handful of tools - and every project comes with step-by-step instructions. Also, the expert woodworkers who created the projects paid special attention to proper material selection and durable finishes to help defeat damage caused by sun, wind and rain. The result: You'll end up with beautiful pieces that will look great for years.
If you've never experienced the pleasure of using a really sharp tool, you're missing one of the real pleasures of woodworking. In The Perfect Edge, the mystery of the elusive sharp edge is solved by long-time sharpening expert and tool maker Ron Hock. You'll soon find how easy and safe hand tools are to use.
This book covers all the different sharpening methods so you can either improve your sharpening techniques using your existing set-up, or determine which one will best suit you needs and budget. Ron shows you the tricks and offers expert advice to sharpen all your woodworking tools, plus a few around-the-house tools that also deserve a perfect edge.
Need a table? The Table Book is just what you need. It contains 35 projects to choose from, each with complete plans, cutting lists and detailed step-by-step instructions. You can learn new woodworking techniques or improve or update your skills. Here are some of the table styles you can choose to build:
- Shaker candle stand
- Greene & Greene table
- Stickley poppy table
- Porringer side table
- Prairie-style coffee table
- Maloof table
- Creole table
- Queen Anne side table
- Modern occasional table
- Nakashima-inspired table
- and 25 more!
When it comes to great woodworking projects, it's hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it's a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you've been hoarding.
The real trick to successful box-making is coming up with the right designs. If you've been looking for attractive box projects that suit your particular tools and abilities, you've picked the right book. In these pages, you'll find plans for 21 delightful boxes along with step-by-step instructions for making them. They include lovely, simple creations that a novice can make with just a few hand tools, all the way through designs with drawers and dovetail joinery that will provide experienced woodworkers with an exciting challenge.
Regardless of your woodworking experience, building these boxes provides a world of fun and the opportunity to develop new skills. In the process, you'll become a better woodworker—bit by bit, and box by box.
Have you ever thought inside the box? These band-sawn boxes could be the most intriguing and fun projects you've ever made.
Author Jeff Vollmer describes his boxes as key-and-slide–cut a dovetail key, cut a slider piece, cut another key, cut another slider. That's the puzzle or "combination" you use to get to the chamber or heart of the box.
Then you cut out the guts of the box to create a chamber. But wait, there's more! Then you cut another box from the guts, then another box or drawer from those pieces, then another and maybe another until things get too small to handle safely.
Any type wood can be used to make these boxes–wood with holes, cracks, splits, insect and wormholes, spalting and burls. Jeff calls these flaws "opportunities" to become creative.
Please note that the digital version of this book does not include the accompanying DVD.
In today's world of more-power-is-better, it's easy to overlook the value of hand tools. What most woodworker's don't realize is that combining both hand and power tool worlds is the best way to produce the highest quality woodworking.
In Hand Tool Essentials you'll learn how to choose and use hand tools for chopping, cutting, paring, sawing, marking, drilling and more. Many of the tools are familiar, but others will surprise you with their usefulness. Though they've been around for hundreds (or thousands) of years, these tools have gotten lost in the rush of the industrial revolution. Rediscovering the value of these tools in your woodworking will also give you a better understanding of how your power tools work.
But this book is more than about how to use hand tools. It's about using hand tools in balance with power tools to save you time, provide a more pleasant woodworking experience and ultimately give you a better woodworking project.
The Shakers produced many incredible furniture objects that we continue to venerate today. For the woodworker the fascination is often rooted in the essential simplicity of the work. Interest in Shaker design is as strong today as it was when the first edition of this book was published in 1977, possibly stronger. This ongoing interest is the direct result of the inherent beauty of Shaker design—beauty that stems not only from form, but from superb workmanship, a commitment to utility and a total understanding of material.
Whether you're a first-time woodworker or a seasoned pro, Bill Hylton's Frame & Panel Magic will immediately (and magically) transform the way you build absolutely everything. Frame-and-panel doors and cabinet sides are your ticket to building projects that are stronger, more attractive and impervious to the seasonal expansion and contraction of solid wood.
Mastering this tricky skill normally requires years of practice - until now. Woodworking wizard Bill Hylton has developed amazing yet simple methods that allow woodworkers to make any frame-and-panel door or cabinet side they desire.With ground-breaking techniques and simple templates you'll learn how to make:
- Simple Shaker-style doors with flat panels that will last hundreds of years
- Traditional period-furniture doors that will please the most finicky customer (or family member)
- An entire kitchen of detailed doors in just one day
- Custom veneered doors with breathtaking curved profiles
- Glass-front doors with as many perfectly fitted panes as you desire
- Seemingly impossible cathedral doors that you can churn out with ease
- And more
Building Doors and Drawers: A Complete Guide to Design and Construction - Dovetailed Drawers, Utility Drawers, Cabinet Doors, Special Doors, Hardware
No matter what kind of cabinet you're building, it's the doors that get most of the attention.
Everyone can see the doors -- so you want them to be attractive. And everyone will interact with them, too -- so you want them to be sturdy and functional.
In this new DVD on Building Doors, master woodworker Andy Rae shows you how to build all kinds of doors -- each with its own unique style and functionality -- depending on how you plan to use a particular cabinet.
Because each type of door is built for its own specific application, it requires slightly different skills, techniques and procedures. And they're all demonstrated here -- with clear, close-up shots of every detail, step-by-step instructions and lots of inside tips from a real pro.
Here are some of the topics you'll learn about in this comprehensive DVD.
- Design variations
- First build the cabinet
- Sizing the doors to the case
- Creating door joints
- Making breadboard doors, frame-and-panel doors, cope-and-stick doors, and simple glass doors
- Smoothing a door
- Choosing hinges
- Hanging a door
- Handles, pulls, latches, catches and stops
Whether you're a trim carpenter or a weekend woodworker interested in building your skills, this valuable DVD will give you all the advice you need to create any kind of cabinet door.
Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.
The pocket hole jig has revolutionized how joints are made. Not only does this innovative tool produce a strong, durable joint without special clamps or fasteners, but the pocket hole jig actually allows you to build stunning furniture without the use of expensive machinery.
The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book is the first book to teach the limitless applications of this time-saving joinery system. You'll learn its dozens of uses through 11 step-by-step projects, including a:
- Quilt rack
- Window bench
- Chest of drawers
- Display cabinet
- Sofa table
Picture your ideal woodshop: tools neatly stored within the reach, plenty of space for lumber and materials, ample ventilation, lighting and electrical outlets. Everything you need, exactly the way you want it.
Whether your woodshop is in the garage, basement, outbuilding, attic or even a closet, you can make the most of your space and bring your ideal woodshop to life. The invaluable advice, layouts and planning tips inside show you how.
From space management and tool setup to noise reduction and dust control, Bill Stankus covers every subject in detail. He takes a logical approach to woodshop organization, showing you dozens of ways to achieve optimum efficiency for less time and money. In this completely revised edition, you'll learn how to:
- Plan your ideal woodshop--everything from lumber storage and ventilation to dust collection and lighting
- Avoid potential mistakes and injuries with safety-first checklists
- Make your woodshop environment comfortable and cozy
- Maximize space with ideas for building mobile storage units and workstations
- Create useful storage space and the perfect workbench
- Customize your woodshop, while considering layout and budget issues
You can begin transforming the space you've got into the shop you dream about--quickly, practically and effectively.
Are you constantly looking for better and more efficient ways of storing and using your tools? By the time you've collected your tools, gathered materials and started working on your woodworking projects, space can be at a premium. This book contains 16 ingenious projects that will make your woodshop totally efficient, extremely flexible and very safe.
- Chisel rack
- Sandpaper press
- Small-items chest
- Router-cutters-storage cabinet
- Drill press cabinet
- Tool tote and stool
- Small offcuts storage trolley
- Wall-hung tool cabinet
- Downdraft table
- Clamp rack
- Mobile table saw stand
- Outfeed table
- Freestanding cabinet
- Router trolley
- Computer station
- Router table
Featuring a wide range of styles, these boxes embody the skill, artistry and innovation that has made Doug Stowe's work prized by collectors. From a simple ring box to an elaborate relief-carved jewelry box, you'll find, among others, these perfect pieces to suit your skills:
- Inlaid Walnut Ring Box
- Bracelet Box
- Lathe-Turned Ring Box
- Wedding Ring Music Box
- Winter Woods Box
- Triangle Ring Box
- Pin Cabinet
- Cherry Jewelry Chest
- Tribute to American Linden
- Reliquary & Reverence
With Doug Stowe's guidance, you'll build more than boxes; you'll craft treasured heirlooms as precious as the objects you place inside of them. Take this guide and experience the satisfaction of creating simply beautiful boxes.
As children, many people dreamed of having a tree house, a place where they could get away to play and relax. Today, more and more people are making this dream a reality for their children, especially in the United States, England, Germany, France, and Brazil but it does not have to be just for children. (In fact, Corbin Dunn, 31, took up a permanent residence in a tree house in Santa Cruz, California for five years.) The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House will show you how to create one of these sky-high getaways, whether it is a child s play area or an adult hideaway.
The oldest documented tree house is located in England on the grounds of Pitchford Hall and dates back to the 17th century. This proves that a tree house can be a lasting investment, especially if you choose the right tree and the right materials. This book will show you how to select a tree, prepare the tree, purchase the best materials, use the right tools, and buy lumber. You will learn about the tree house basics and the anatomy of a stable tree house, including four corners, diagonal support, sturdy flooring, a reliable ladder and railing, and a leak-proof roof.
In this book you will also learn about waterproofing, safety precautions, and building regulations and restrictions. You will be provided with design, building, and decorating tips, as well as non-technical drawings to aid you in the building process. You will learn about supports, windows, skylights, and tree house designs, such as shingled, two trees and two posts, and perch. Also included is an additional section on all the accessories you can add on to your house, like a ladder hoist, a fireman’s pole, swings, a zip line, a pulley and basket, a crow’s nest, a rope bridge, slides, and a trap door.
Whether you are building a tree house for your child or for yourself, The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House will provide you with dozens of helpful tips, tricks, and suggestions from people who have already undertaken this endeavor. With the help of this book, your treetop hideaway will quickly become a reality. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at email@example.com
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Simple and beautiful, Arts & Crafts furniture designs offer an excellent learning medium for furniture building. The Arts & Crafts style allows the craftsman to build a quality piece of furniture in a reasonable amount of time while providing a very successful and satisfying experience.
This book offers a collection of twenty-five Arts & Crafts furniture projects for every room in your home. Some of the projects are accurate reproductions of the original furniture pieces, while others are loving adaptations of the style. In addition to the projects in the book, we've included a Bonus CD-ROM with ten furniture projects and ten technique articles to provide even more information on construction and finishing.
This book represents a collection of projects that the Popular Woodworking staff considers to be some of the most visually appealing pieces of furniture ever created.
Furniture doesn't have to be complicated to be good looking. By reducing classic Arts & Crafts furniture designs to their basics, then adding simple, screw-together joinery, anyone can build great-looking furniture. Using basic tools (jigsaw, miter saw or circular saw and a cordless drill) even as a first-time woodworker you can successfully create a piece of furniture in a weekend that you'll proudly display for years.
Each of the traditional (and some original) have designs in Arts & Crafts Furniture Anyone Can Make have been adjusted for size to accommodate the standard poplar, red oak or pine boards readily available at your local home center. The boards are sold cut to thickness and width, so with most of the projects all you need to do is cut the pieces to length and put them together. Even the finishes used are "off-she-shelf," relying on stains, paints and finish coats that are sold in any home center, and are easy to apply.
Pick up some supplies today and build one of these classic projects!
There's no getting around it: woodworking involves math. If you don't know how to do basic calculations, you'll be at somewhat of a disadvantage as a woodworker. On the other hand, if you know how to work with fractions, decimals, angles, and geometric shapes, you'll expand your capabilities in the shop many times over.
Don't worry if you've struggled with shop math in the past. You hold the solutions in your hands. In these pages, you'll discover simple approaches for everything from adding fractions and decimals to laying out ellipses, octagons, and other shapes that will expand your design repertoire. You'll learn:
- how to easily calculate the proper amount of wood and finishes you'll need for projects
- how to convert a furniture photo into a dimensional drawing
- how to adjust the speed of a machine by combining the correct sizes of pulleys, and lots more
Taking care of your tools is important. You want them to work and you want them to last. Both financially and emotionally, woodworkers make a significant
- A small table
- An outdoor chair
- A hanging pine cabinet
- A set of kitchen cabinets
This handy beginner's guide is perfect for the casual hobbyist who has the tools but doesn't know how to get started using them.
Worried that you don't have what it takes to create stunning and comfortable chairs? From getting the perfect angle to making sure the size is just right and that each chair is comfortable - chairmaking can be a daunting task for any woodworker. But, never fear! Author Kerry Pierce draws upon decades of professional chairmaking experience to provide a handful of simple jigs that take the fear out of chairmaking.
This book shows you how to make a variety of styles and types of chairs, from a ladder-back Shaker chair to a continuous-arm Windsor chair. You'll learn how to weave tape and rush seats, carve and shape wooden seats and much more.
If you don't have a router table in your shop yet, you should! The router table opens up a whole new world of using the router that simply can't be done using it any other way. Operations such as edge profiling, making mouldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, splined miters, using templates, pin routing and more can be done using a router table. Using this book, you'll learn basic router-table knowledge, safety issues, setup fundamentals, feed direction and workpiece control. Also, you'll learn about specific operations unique to the router table and how to do them safely.
Why spend countless hours and valuable dollars searching for storage solutions to fit your unique space, needs and wants? Now you can build the perfect toolbox and workbench to meet your specific requirements. Master craftsman Danny Proulx shows you how!
Inside Danny Proulx's Toolboxes & Workbenches, you'll find clear, concise instructions and step-by-step photos for creating 13 solid, inexpensive projects. Proulx also provides expert advice and tips on making your workspace safer and cleaner.
Make woodworking easier, more efficient and more fun with the toolboxes and workbenches of your dreams!
Includes 13 easy projects to fit a variety of spaces and uses:
- Toolbox tote
- Simple workbench
- Fold-away work center
- Rolling tool cabinet
- Tall storage cabinets
- Simple sawhorses
- Rolling shop cart
- Hand tool wall cabinet
- Base cabinet work center
- Carpenter's toolbox
- Carver's tool chest
- Mobile tool chest
- Adjustable worktable
There's something intriguing about a machine with well-crafted wooden parts . . . cogs and cams that fit together "just so" to perform a task. There's also precise challenge in building such a wooden wonder - and a special satisfaction in watching the excitement of those who turn the handle to see what happens.
Making Wooden Mechanical Models contains plans for fifteen good-looking and incredibly clever machines with visible wheels, cranks, pistons and other moving parts made of wood. Projects include the:
- Oil pumping rig
- Flywheel propeller machine
- Rack & pinion machine
- Harmonic oscillation punch machine
- Reciprocating engine
- Cam & fork machine
- Combustion engine
- Pendulum escapement machine
By completing these projects, woodworkers will gain the know-how to build wooden models of their own design...machines that beg to be set into action, turning the simplest movements into marvelous feats.
Learn easy steps for making doors and drawers for your cabinets; how to make counter tops, install hardware and more.
EASY-TO-BUILD PROJECTS FOR THE WEEKEND WOODWORKER!
Look over the variety of simple wood-working projects in the bulletin and you’ll quickly find something that deserves a place in your home. A small table for the hallway, perhaps, or an Adirondack chair or picnic set for the deck or garden?
The good news is that you don’t need to be a master carpenter with a basement full of power tools to craft these handsome and practical items. With a few simple hand tools and Cathy Baker’s step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations and diagrams, you can build sturdy, durable, beautiful wooden furniture that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
· Wall shelf
· Small bench
· Picnic table and benches
· Adirondack chair
· Pump lamp
· Step stool
· Storage box
· Side table