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Build Stuff with Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools

Build Stuff with Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools

by Asa Christiana


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Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has little to no tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a few portable power tools (cordless drill, jigsaw, etc.), build a bunch of cool projects with that basic kit, and then add skills and tools as you go. For example, adding a small router to your arsenal allows you to gracefully round edges on tables and shelves; buying a simple doweling jig opens up the world of joinery. In all, 14 fun projects will be presented, all built with just a few woodworking tools and off-the-shelf lumber.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631867118
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 567,512
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

With a background in engineering, woodworking, and journalism, Asa Christiana hit the ground running when he arrived at Fine Woodworking magazine in 2000, rising to become chief editor, a job he held for 8 years. Along the way, he helped launch, a free website for beginning woodworkers. After stepping down in 2013, Asa moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, where he builds furniture and works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. He is the author of Build Stuff with Wood (Taunton Press, 2017.)

Table of Contents

Forward by Nick Offerman
Introduction: Why we Building

1. Gearing Up: Where to Build and What to Build With

2. Two Projects to Supercharge Your Shop

3. Party Supplies

4. Head Outdoors with Cedar

5. Build a Cutting Board and Add Some Router Skills

6. Plumbing Pipe plus Plywood Equals High Fashion

7. Add-on Legs Make Tables Easy

8. Floating Shelves Are an Engineering Marvel

9. Let Your Light Shine

10. Transforming Table Will Transform Your Skills

11. Celebrate with Music

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