The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects

The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects

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by John Nelson, Joyce Nelson
     
 

Every woodworker will want to own this colorful, information-packed, mammoth resource for weekend crafting. It's filled with 150 classic projects, and features an introductory section that walks readers through the various planning stages. It's all covered: selecting the right wood, working with patterns, gluing, and finishing. Novices can effortlessly make simple… See more details below

Overview

Every woodworker will want to own this colorful, information-packed, mammoth resource for weekend crafting. It's filled with 150 classic projects, and features an introductory section that walks readers through the various planning stages. It's all covered: selecting the right wood, working with patterns, gluing, and finishing. Novices can effortlessly make simple mirrors, shelves, clocks, and jewelry boxes, while those with slightly more advanced skills can try the small cupboard, blanket chest, or side table. For outdoors, there are whimsical weathervanes, whirligigs, plants stands, and trellises. Some of the sweetest items are just for kids, such as animal pull toys, wheeled cars, puzzles, a winged rocking chair, and vintage-style doll accessories. Every project include finishes or surface decoration options, plus drawings and patterns.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
From pull toys to boxes to clocks, this bulky book contains plans for assembling 150 simple woodworking projects. Unfortunately, quantity does not guarantee quality. While some projects are cute, others are quite unattractive and crude, with bleeding paint and rough edges. In addition, there are illustrations that don't match the supply list and instructions. It is almost as if the Nelsons, authors of several other woodworking books, rushed to meet a deadline and got sloppy in the process. Turn to the many better woodworking books available, among them The Complete Book of Woodworking: Detailed Plans for More Than 40 Fabulous Projects. An optional purchase. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906009
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
281,782
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.11(d)

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