‘It is more motivating to make something that you genuinely desire, to create an object that you want in your home. The things we choose to have around us say something about who we are, but things we have made ourselves do that even more strongly. I want every project in the book to be something that the reader wants to make, to work really well in use and be something that can be proudly shown to others.’ Tom Trimmins
This wonderfully practical book is aimed at anyone looking to balance their busy lives by mastering core woodworking skills. Working with wood will challenge, stimulate, relax and reward – and you’ll be proud to display the beautiful objects you’ve made with your own hands.
Here you’ll find a range of practical and pleasing projects to display around your home. Initially you’ll need a small collection of readily available tools – as your skills develop and expand, so too will your tool collection. Every project has step-by-step instructions, and you’ll learn about the properties of different woods, design techniques and how to fix-up vintage tools. The book mainly uses hand tools as they’re cleaner, take up less room, are quieter and offer less potential for accidents than power tools.