The Handbuilt Home

Author: Ana White
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307587339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY Furniture 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.” Also available as an eBook

Woodworking in a Weekend

Author: Mark Griffiths
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452131929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Finally, a nuts-and-bolts woodworking guide with achievable and beautiful projects that people actually want to use! Woodworking in a Weekend is the ultimate go-to basic woodworking handbook, featuring 20 simple yet eye-catching projects that require only basic tools and reusable wood. With creative and practical projects, including a rustic table made from axe handles, attractive shelves made of ladders, and even instructions for building a beehive, this gorgeous book is perfect for anyone who wants the satisfaction of building their own furniture without the hassle of extensive time commitments or fancy tools. Including clear, step-by-step instructions, inspiring photographs, and helpful how-to illustrations, crafters will soon be building classic, long-lasting home décor.


Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427252
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seventy-three projects using plywood and similar materials to create tables, boxes, shelves, and other functional objects.

How to Build Anything

Author: Andy Duframe
ISBN: 9780988385405
Format: PDF
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How to Build Anything with 3 Tools, 3 Boards, 3 Steps Building a wood project usually starts with finding a set of woodworking plans. Unfortunately, most plans assume too much from beginners-leaving out critical steps in the building process that experienced woodworkers no longer need. How to Build Anything fills in the missing pieces that woodworking plans and blueprints leave out, including: Which tools to buy - and how to use them. How to buy lumber - and get the best boards for the money. How to measure accurately - and avoid costly mistakes. Which fasteners to use - for making easy wood joints. How to build a box - the foundation of all furniture. PLUS: Cut-out templates and tool guides for making your next wood project quick, easy, and fun A Closer Look Inside: Chapter 1: Start Building with 3 Tools Of all the power tools you might be tempted to buy, only three are really necessary for building simple wood projects. Find out which tools to buy, and how to use the controls and adjustments that are often ignored. Chapter 2: Start Building with 3 Boards I'll uncover which boards are best suited for small projects, how to sort the good from the bad, and the best way to get boards off the shelf and home safely. Chapter 3: Start Building in 3 Easy Steps I've narrowed down the tricky process of building wood projects into three, bite-sized chunks of construction know-how: Measure & Mark, Clamp & Cut, and Assembly. Chapter 4: How to Build a Box Discover how the inner structure of nearly all wood projects is based on just three basic forms-a solid wood box, a carcass, and a frame. Chapter 5: Drilling & Driving Fasteners Stop fighting woodscrews In this section I'll explore the most common problems people have driving screws-and my favorite solutions. Chapter 6: How to Finish Pine Getting a nice finish on pine can be a challenge, but with the right preparation, pine can take on a beautiful, high-quality finish that will last for generations. Chapter 7: How to Build a Circular Saw Cutting Guide Most builders agree that the best way to cut plywood is with a circular saw. You can buy a commercial cutting guide for several hundred dollars-or build your own for less than 20 bucks. Chapter 8: EZ Pilot Hole Guides If a pilot hole is not in the right place, you can easily ruin a project by splitting the fragile edges of the boards you're trying to join. My EZ Pilot Hole Guides are the perfect solution. Chapter 9: EZ-Match Shop Charts No more guessing about which size drill bit and fastener to use My EZ-Match shop charts show you how to match bits and fasteners (shown actual size) to several sizes of boards. Includes charts for nails, woodscrews, and pocket holes.

Great Outdoor 2x4 Furniture

Author: Stevie Henderson
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9780806973562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Brighten your outdoor space - and make it more practical, too! These absolutely doable projects have simplified construction, with all the tough woodworking maneuvers eliminated. So, feel free to pick up a hammer and saw and get started, even if you're never built furniture before. There's plenty of variety, so you'll find exactly what's needed for your lawn, garden, patio, or deck. Sit out and enjoy the day on a classic Adirondack chair, perhaps with a matching table to hold a cool drink. Curl up with your sweetheart in a romantic lattice bower and bench, or use it as a personal hideaway. If you've always longed to have a comfy hammock in the backyard, but couldn't because the trees weren't in the right place, a sturdy stand you can place anywhere solves the problem. Or, choose a chaise lounge, dining table, Victorian love seat, and more - all with tools and techniques fully outlined.

My First Project

Author: Andy Duframe MR
ISBN: 9780988385436
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When I first caught the bug for building wood projects, I wasn't very happy with the plans I found online. The projects were either too complex for a beginner, or too simple for my taste (who really needs another spice rack?). I wanted something in between, projects that are easy to build, but also practical and useful. I never found the plans I wanted, so I decided to design my own. My First Project includes step-by-step instructions for building three of the most important (and useful) projects you can have for your home and shop, which include the EZ Cutting Station, EZ Workbench, and the EZ Bookcase.

Rustic Furniture Basics

Author: Doug Stowe
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600857507
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here's an opportunity to create something truly unique by using woodworking techniques that are as "green" as it gets. By collecting branches and logs, recycled lumber, or scavenged wood from old buildings, you can build rustic furniture with a distinctive look -- and a primitive, earthy charm. But before you get started, you'll need the guidance of a seasoned furniture maker. And it's all here for you in Rustic Furniture Basics -- from professional woodworker, teacher and author Doug Stowe. An ideal guide for beginners, this valuable reference includes 10 diverse projects designed to teach you all the basic techniques you'll need to make a wide range of rustic furniture. Here are a few of the projects you'll find. Rustic white oak chest Western cedar tables Rustic chair Slab-top coffee table By following step-by-step instructions with detailed graphics, you'll learn every procedure -- traditional joinery, cutting round mortises and tenons, weaving twigs, making a webbed seat, and much more. In searching for the natural materials to complete each project, you'll discover a process that challenges your imagination in a new and satisfying way -- as you tap into your own powers of ingenuity. And by using basic hand tools and low-tech procedures, you'll revisit some of the simple pleasures that earlier generations of craftsmen enjoyed. If you've got a cabin in the woods or a country hideaway in need of just the right pieces to suit its rustic character, here's the book you need to make it happen.


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756670020
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence with Woodwork: A Step-by-Step Photographic Guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs. Find out how to use hand, power and machine tools and discover the strengths of over 100 different woods. Packed with inspirational and practical craft projects that are easy-to-follow, this is the only book to give you a complete illustrated woodworking course. Perfect for enthusiasts who want to develop their skills and ideal for the beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers alike.