Woodworking Techniques
Essentials of Woodworking
Best Methods for Building Furniture from Fine Woodworking

Softcover
215 x 275mm
185pp

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 1-56158-345-6

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As reviewed in Australian Woodworker Issue 106

This is a 'best of' compilation of articles from Fine Woodworking magazine, on construction techniques for fine furniture-making by amateur and professional woodworkers from North America. The book's introduction calls it a conspiracy of expert experience, aimed at helping woodworkers 'get it, and get it right.'

Photographs of the various stages described in the text are provided with an emphasis on where to stand and how to place your hands when working on a job. If you are comfortable working with Imperial measurements, and are looking for detailed furniture making projects (including tables, doors, molding and inlay work), this book will suit you very well.

A possible drawback may be that the types of woods used in the demonstrations and projects are often difficult to obtain in Australia, so substitution may be necessary.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Tables
Three Reliable Ways to Taper a Leg
Stickley-Style Legs
Dining Table with Tilt Top
Joinery for Light, Sturdy Coffee Table
Curved Table Aprons

Carcase & Boxes
Strong, No Clamp-Up Corner Joints
Finger-Joining Small Boxes
Visible Joinery Makes a Chest

Drawers
Just Plain Drawers
Fitting a Drawer Drawer
Fronts That Fit Flush

Doors
Quick but Sturdy Cabinet Door
Build a Houseful of Doors...without Coming Unhinged
Hanging a Cabinet Door
Glazing Cabinet Doors

Hinges and Locks
Installing Knife Hinges
Hanging Butt Hinges
Installing a Half-Mortise Lock

Molding
Simple Tools Can Reproduce Most Molding
Molding That Stays Put
Dressing Up a Basic Box
Making Ogee Bracket Feet

Veneering
Veneering a Tabletop
Easy Veneering with a Household Iron
Veneer Matching: From Small Sheets, Great Patterns

Inlay
String Inlay
Inlay Bandings Dress Up Your Work
Marquetry Step-by-Step

About the Authors
Credits
Equivalence Chart
Index