A complete step-by-step guide to essential woodwork techniques, from choosing and cutting timber to planning, measuring, marking, cutting, shaping and joining. Essential troubleshooting tips are supplied throughout.
Learn how to control power tools with accuracy, and select and use the 10 essential hand tools that will give your work a beautiful, hand-finished quality. Choose from a selection of projects - simple furniture and decorative items complete with cutting lists and full instructions - to practise the techniques. Be inspired by a gallery of finished examples from professional woodworkers to take your woodwork further.
You will also find a wood identifier section that describes the key characteristics of different types of timber and suggests how to use them. Dip into this brilliant resource to build new skills, repair existing items and create fantastic projects.