Woodworking books on Amazon

Woodworking books on Amazon

Can’t get enough info on woodworking?  Buying books and teaching yourself is the cheapest and easiest way to learn what the professionals know.

One of the greatest challenges with woodworking is understanding the plethora of tools and techniques you need to begin and complete your first project. The books listed here can start you off on the right foot.

Here’s my selection of great reads to put on your wish list.

1. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WOODWORKING

BY LANDAUER CORPORATION

This is the definitive step-by-step guide to fundamental woodworking skills, techniques, tools, and tips. It presents a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted woodworking and DIY related media. From the principles of basic design to essential woodworking techniques, this comprehensive and easy-to-follow volume provides you with all the information you need to know to become a master woodworker and have a home brimming with fine, handcrafted furnishings.

The Complete Guide to Woodworking highlights points by point plans for 40 stunning projects for woodworkers of all levels, with more than 1,200 step-by-step illustrations. It also includes expert information on workshop set-up and safety, how to use tools, how to make joints, and more.

This book is a solid book much more than I would have imagined. This book goes so far to even show you how to set up your own project and draft it and gives you a list of what you might need to draft out a project. I would say this book is useful for anyone from Novice to Advanced.

2. THE COMPLETE STARTER GUIDE TO WHITTLING: 24 EASY PROJECTS YOU CAN MAKE DURING THE WEEKEND

You can whittle pretty much anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this very comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll discover:

  • 24 easy ways to make whittling projects
  • Ready-to-carve patterns
  • Instructions to photos
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Instructions to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays
  • The Whittling techniques for twigs and branches
  • The 4 essential knife cuts that most whittlers use
  • What to search for while choosing a whittling knife
  • Instructions on how to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling

It’s so easy to get started in this unwinding and rewarding hobby. The only thing you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

3. THE COMPLETE WOODWORKING MANUAL: A DETAILED GUIDE TO DESIGN, TECHNIQUES, AND TOOLS FOR THE BEGINNER AND EXPERT

With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompass the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to educate and motivate every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has turned into a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique on jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

It is really and totally packed with what I’d say, volumes of information! It started with how wood is removed and formed from different trees into the types and grades of various woods and their uses, to the numerous tools one can choose to create products. It likewise lists the various number of Japanese tools in existence and makes differing comparisons with American and European tools.

The authors go into detail about the best use for each tool and even how to extend the effectiveness and the life of some. The information in this book is extensive, to say the least.

4. ILLUSTRATED CABINETMAKING: HOW TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT FURNITURE THAT WORKS WITH OVER 1300 DRAWINGS & DIAGRAMS FOR DRAWERS, TABLES, BEDS, BOOKCASES, CABINETS, JOINTS & SUBASSEMBLIES

Design and build furniture that works with the assistant of the most complete visual guide ever published! Everything is here:

Ideas and Inspiration: A visual wellspring of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in profoundly definite, exploded drawings.

Standards: Remove the guesswork out of designing kitchen cupboards, dining tables, work area, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic principles shown here.

Choices and Alternatives:
With more than 150 joints and sub assemblies readily available, you’ll have the capacity to effectively alter the appearance or construction of any project.

Construction Solutions:
More than 1,300 illustrations take you inside the furnishings and show you exemplary solutions to age-old problems, for example hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.

Plans: On the off chance that you don’t have sufficient time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included.

Illustrated Cabinetmaking is basically the most complete visual guide to furniture development ever published. It incorporates hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that discloses everything there is to know about joints, furniture design, and sub assemblies.

5. JOINT BOOK: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOOD JOINERY

The Joint Book features illustrated instructions for over 70 joints—providing easy-to-follow step-by-step directions for creating the edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise, and tenon joints, miters and dovetails, bevels, dowels and biscuits, and detailed depictions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints. This book is the ideal companion for any woodworker keen on improving their joint-making skills.

This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5″ × 8″, the ideal size for craftsmen and woodworkers to keep close to their workbench or toolbox for quick access.

The structure of this book enables it to lay open flat for simple and frequent reference. The interior photos, illustrations, and diagrams make the learning procedure straightforward and fun for beginners, while advanced readers will gain insight from the book’s valuable tips.

Inside this book you’ll discover:

  • Step-by-step illustrated guidelines for making all the fundamental joints in every joint family—mortise and tenon, dovetails, miters, and more—and their varieties.
  • Both hand tool strategies and power tool techniques, plus an assortment of easy-to-build jigs.
  • How the idea of wood and its properties influence joinery, glue, and furniture design.

The Joint Book is the definitive workshop reference, providing woodworkers with the right information to choose the right joint for the job.

Time to Start Reading!

Well, these aren’t your typical reading novels.  I believe these books will give you a great start or refresher with your woodworking.  I hope you have found this selection informative and please click a like button and subscribe for notification on new articles.

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6 Replies to “Woodworking books on Amazon”

  1. Wood work has always fascinated me. I love decorations made with wood, and all that is natural like wooden furniture is simply beautiful. There is no better way to bring a bit of Nature inside a home by using wood. I often wanted to take a class of woodjoinery, I have studied interior design and the decor is just something i love to do. I am though a little afraid of not being able to be up to the task. Thank to your review I might actually give it a try now.Thank you

    • Thank you and don’t be scared.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  No person has every been born be able to speak.  It is a skill that is learned and you can learn this one too.

  2. Hi, 

    I read your post about Woodworking Books on Amazon with interest. I’ve been thinking I’d like to try my hand at woodworking, but I am an absolute beginner. In fact at school, when we did woodworking I wasn’t particularly good. 

    I think to start off with, it would be a good idea to make some really simple and small items rather than full cabinets etc. 

    I am just wondering which of these books might be best for an absolute beginner and if none, do you know of any others that may be better for me to buy? 

    Thanks.

    Mark 

  3. The review about those books are good. The truth is, no matter how advanced or the changes in technology could  be we still cannot do without the use of books. When I find it difficult to learn certain things offline, I quickly do a little search and get a good quality book to improve my learning.

    • I agree, one thing that won’t go away with a power outage or some other technology failure is physical books.  I really like to be able to flip through the pages, take notes and see it clearly.

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