Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw buildingmaterials stack up, with everything you wood need to knowabout hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood,rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, andmore. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boardsare made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood andsoftwood species, plus all the buzz onGearing up with the right toolsPutting safety first in your workshopUsing adhesives and glueWorking with wood jointsSmoothing it out by sanding and fillingAdding color with stains and paintsProtecting your work with topcoats
Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or anincredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummiescan help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piecethat'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how toMeasure and mark your woodDistinguish among saw designsChoose and use sharpening toolsHone in on hot melt glueSpeed things up with modern frame jointsGet down to the nitty-gritty on nailsApply water-based polyurethanes
This handy reference packs in essential information for thenovice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstartany woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrationsand how-to photos.