Good book for beginner woodworking?

I have never done any woodworking, but I am very interested in learing how to (of course with time) make furniture and other things out of wood. Could someone, please, recommend me a good book (with clear instructions and pictures)? I would really appreciate if you recommended a book that you actually read and used yourself, and you know that it's a good one. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Hi:

    the following might interest you:

    books:

    All books are avialable at any library or bookstore and I do own and use all of them and go to your local library or bookstore and check the woodworking books and magazine on the subject. Here you can find a lot of info on it.

    Furniture : Great Designs from Fine Woodworking

    by Fine Woodworking (Editor)

    ISBN-13: 9781561588282

    Woodworking for Dummies

    by Jeff Strong

    ISBN-13: 9780764539770

    Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction

    by Andy Rae

    ISBN-13: 9781561584024

    The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving : With Project Patterns for Line Carving Relief Carving Carving in the Round and Bird Carving

    by Charles Beiderman, William Johnston, William Johnston

    ISBN-13: 9780486256870

    Very good for learning wood carving

    A Complete Guide to Basic Woodworking : Weekend Woodworker - Skills and Projects Every Woodworker Needs

    by Staff of Creative Publishing International, Philip Schmidt

    ISBN-13: 9781589231795

    Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking : A Yankee Craftsman's Practical Methods

    by Steve A. Olesin, Steve A. Olesin (Photographer)

    ISBN-13: 9781892836236

    Cabinets and Storage Solutions : 17 Space-Saving Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts

    by Editors of Woodworker's Journal (Editor)

    ISBN-13: 9781565233447

    Exploring Woodworking : Fundamentals of Technology

    by Fred W. Zimmerman, Larry J. McWard

    ISBN-13: 9781566374859

    Furniture You Can Build : Projects That Hone Your Skills

    by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, Del Brown (Photographer)

    ISBN-13: 9781561587964

    In the Shaker Style : Building Furniture Inspired by the Shaker Tradition

    by Fine Woodworking, Fine Woodworking Magazine Staff

    ISBN-13: 9781561583966

    The Essential Pine Book

    by John McGuane, Megan Fitzpatrick

    ISBN-13: 9781558707115

    Designing and Building Cabinets (The New Best of Fine Woodworking Series)

    by Fine Woodworking (Editor) , Taunton Press (Manufactured by)

    ISBN-13: 9781561587322

    Encyclopedia of Furniture Making

    by Ernest Joyce, Patrick Spielman (Contribution by) , Alan Peters (Revised by)

    ISBN-13: 9780806971421

    Making Authentic Shaker Furniture : With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics

    by John G. Shea, John G. Shea

    ISBN-13: 9780486270036

    Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture : Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects

    by Gustav Stickley

    ISBN-13: 9780486250007

    Old Furniture : Understanding the Craftsman's Art

    by Nancy A. Smith, Richard Cheek, Glenna Lang

    ISBN-13: 9780486263397

    Shop Drawings for Craftsman Interiors : Cabinets, Moldings and Built-INS for Every Room in the Home

    by Robert W. Lang

    SBN-13: 9781892836168

    Mission Furniture : How to Make It

    by Henry Haven-Windsor (Editor) , H. H. Windsor

    ISBN-13: 9780486239668

    Illustrated Cabinetmaking

    by Bill Hylton

    ISBN-13: 9781565233690

    The List go on and on . however check the following

    websites:

    http://www.bn.com type workworking,Furniture making,woodworking project,beginning woodworking in the search box the same for the others below

    http://www.booksamillon.com

    http://schulerbooks.com/index.html

    http://www.alibris.com/

    woodworking websites :

    http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/default.php

    http://www.garrettwade.com/

    http://www.leevalley.com/home.aspx?c=2

    http://www.rockler.com

    http://www.woodcraft.com/depts.aspx?pd=4092&deptid...

    http://www.hartvilletool.com/

    http://www.rmwenterprises.com/catalogs_woodworking... - has a lot of woodworking catalog along with there website - very valuable website to bookmark in your computer.

    Hopely this info will point you in the right direction

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I just came across a site with over 16,000 downloadable woodworking plans at:

    http://tinyurl.com/WoodWorkingTedPlans

    Here is an honest review

    If you want to start a woodworking project, you need all the necessary information, including schematics, blueprints, materials lists, dimensions etc. That is where TedsWoodworking comes in. The plans are clearly drawn and there're step-by-step explainations of how the plan should be done and put together.

    There are several other sites whose collection of plans have the dimensions totally wrong without any indication of parts lists, material lists or the tools needed. If you're one of those people who have bought plans like this in the past, TedsWoodworking will change your perception.

    In Ted's Woodworking you will get everything you need:

    -Diagrams which are detailed with a full set of dimensions

    -Step -by-step instructions how to start your project

    -The necessary materials for that particular project

    -All the woodworking tools you will need

    If you are a beginner or have done some woodworking you will find these plans easy-to-follow as the instructions are very clearly written. The woodworking plans are straightforward so they are not complicated at all. Even if you are a total newcomer to woodworking you will simply be able to master all the techniques that are needed and the woodworking skills very quickly by following the concise and clear instructions.

    Another thing which is so great about these woodworking plans is that there have been some videos included and there are some to guide you in how to build benches home furniture dog houses bird feeders sheds and much much more.

    There is also a lifetime member acess included in the package and you get these extras for no cost to you as they are free with no additional charges at all! This alone is worth the entire price for TedsWoodworking.

    Ted Mcgrath is a very dedicated and experienced woodworker who knows what he is talking about when it comes to woodworking and DIY projects s he has been a woodworker for many many years.

    Cons

    There is only one drawback that we could find and that being with 16,000 woodworking plans you are bound to get some which look a little disorganized but that is understandable as it is very difficult to place all these plans into their proper categories. Secondly, it might take you a little longer to do the downloads on because of the size of them. But the members area include an option to upgrade to the DVD so you can save time on downloading.

    Bottom line:

    Truth is, I've been a carpenter for almost 36 years, and I haven't found anything like this for less than 10's of thousands of dollars.Here's the bottom line: If you are planning to start on your woodworking project, this isn't something you SHOULD use, it's something that you would be insane not to.

    Check the site: http://tinyurl.com/WoodWorkingTedPlans

  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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    Source(s): Nice Woodworking Plans http://givitry.info/WoodworkingProjects
  • 1 decade ago

    There are many good woodworking books, but first I'd like to suggest a magazine. Fine Woodworking magazine has a high cover price, but every issue is loaded with excellent how-to articles, tool reviews and lots of little tidbits of use to a beginning woodworker. The publisher of Fine Woodworking, Taunton publishes some of the best woodworking books, including a line of books that are compilations of magazine articles on specific subjects. Check the link below.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Nancy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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    Skateboard Rack, Jewelry Box, Nesting Trays, Baseball Cap Rack, CD Holder, CD Rack. All these are pretty easy. Somewhat simple. Have fun. A few of the sites do have info on the type of tools that woodworkers use on certain projects. You can also do a search on videos that involve woodworkings, there has to be a few out. Enjoy.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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    How would you like to have woodworking plans (actually thousands of them) available to you anytime you wanted them. It would be so easy when you do not have to paw through all kinds of old magazines but have it right there at your fingertips.

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