Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Manual (Hardcover)

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Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Manual (Hardcover)



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Master the art of carpentry and create timeless handcrafted pieces with this essential guide to working with wood.

Discover essential woodworking techniques - from basic to more advanced types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration - in this hands-on, instructive carpentry manual. Discover how best to use all the essential woodworking tools, including hand, power, and machine tools. Become knowledgeable about woods to choose the suitable wood for the job - more than 100 hard- and softwood profiles are covered.

Then, put your skills into practice with over 25 DIY woodworking projects, with detailed plans and step-by-step photographic instructions. Start with a simple chopping board or shelf, or try more advanced woodworking ideas like a blanket box or garden bench. Accredited by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, Woodworking is a complete illustrated woodworking course, giving you all the carpentry skills and techniques you need to create well-crafted and practical objects in treated wood.

Explore chapters full of techniques and tips on carpentry. First, learn about the correct tools, such as Saws, Chisels, Measuring, and marking tools. Then, learn about technique, find out more about the types of wood, hardwood, and veneers, and finally, try out some projects to test the skills you have learned. 

This book is ideal for those new to woodwork who want to learn about the basic tools and techniques and gain the skills and knowledge to make simple objects in wood before progressing to more complex projects.  Carpentry and furniture-making students who need a clear reference book to reinforce workshop learning. Experienced woodworkers looking to hone their core skills and embark on more ambitious furniture projects.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744092448
ISBN-10: 0744092442
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
“This invaluable reference for anyone looking to explore woodworking as a hobby or profession offers a thorough detailing of each tool’s functions and nuances, a multitude of joint and finishing techniques, profiles on the different types of woods, and projects sorted by increasing levels of difficulty.” —Library Journal

“A useful guide to building a repertoire of both tools and skills.” —Booklist Online