Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (Fox Chapel Publishing)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

This practical handbook takes the mystery out of designing and making built-in cabinets! Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to: Measure a room and design cabinetry Develop working shop drawings and cutting lists Work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, and plastic laminates Build traditional face-frame cabinets and Euro-style frameless cabinets Cut and join the basic box for any project Construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, and floor-to-ceiling styles Make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, and countertops Kitchens are the ultimate DIY woodworking project, offering the best return on investment! Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, clear instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on, how-to information and guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets. You'll learn how to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate. Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, as well as for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece. This second edition also offers a colorful new 16-page idea gallery with photographs of finished cabinets. Whether it's kitchen, home office, family room, or any other kind of built-in cabinet work, this classic technical handbook shows you exactly how to approach the complex job of designing and making custom cabinets. Robert W. Lang takes the mystery out of the job with clearly written text, meticulously detailed shop drawings, and sharp photographs that show how cabinets go together in the real world. From the planning stage all the way through installation, Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinet Maker, Revised Edition gives you a firm foundation for designing and building kitchen cabinets from scratch. You'll benefit from practical and shop-tested methods and time-savers on every page.

  • Author: Robert W. Lang
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised edition (September 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565238039
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches

                 

2. Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1300 Drawings & Diagrams for Drawers, Tables, Beds, Bookcases, Cabinets, Joints & Subassemblies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Design and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! It's all here: Ideas and Inspiration. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings. Standards. Take the guesswork out of designing kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic standards shown here. Options and Alternatives. With more than 150 joints and subassemblies at your fingertips, you'll be able to easily alter appearance or construction of any project. Construction Solutions. More than 1,300 drawings take you inside the furniture and show you classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise. Plans. If you don't have the time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included. Illustrated Cabinetmaking is the most complete visual guide to furniture construction ever published. It includes hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that explain everything there is to know about joints, subassemblies and furniture design. Featuring each piece in highly-detailed, exploded drawings and applying time-honored dimensions and ergonomic standards, this comprehensive visual sourcebook takes the guesswork out of furniture joinery, assembly, dimension, and style. Woodworkers of any skill level will benefit from more than 1,300 crisp and detailed drawings that explain classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise. Covering hundreds of pieces of furniture, including kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests, this book will help you unlock the mysteries of legs, moldings, separate braces, and dozens of other subassemblies.

  • Author: Bill Hylton
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565238749
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.1 inches

                 

3. Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques, and Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1,200 Photos & Illustrations, 41 Complete Plans, Easy-to-Follow Diagrams & Expert Guidance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! Two books in one —both a skills-building book and a woodworking project book 41 complete projects for building indoor & outdoor furnishings and accessories the whole family will love Over 1,200 photos , illustrations, and easy-to-follow diagrams Step-by-step instructions , plus time frames for completion and tools & materials lists Essential information on choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more Beginner-friendly guide walks you through every phase of the woodworking process With 448 pages, more than 1,200 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. From setting up a workshop to the principles of good design, how to use tools and essential techniques, it's the only reference that aspiring craftsmen need to start creating fantastic woodworking projects right away. This big book covers choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more. But where a lot of woodworking books only show you some skills, this giant woodworking compendium goes on to give you 41 complete home furnishing project plans so you can put your skills to use. Woodworkers know that woodworking is a never-ending journey. Whether someone has been doing it for one year or fifty years, there are always new skills to master and exciting projects to explore. Staying inspired with new ideas helps keep the woodworker challenged. This book helps to keep your passion strong and your project list full! Inside Woodworking , you'll find all the information and project plans that a beginning woodworker needs to develop a hobby that will last a lifetime, and that any experienced woodworker will want as a companion every step of the way!

  • Author: Tom Carpenter
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 13, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1497100053
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.1 x 9.9 inches

                 

4. Off Grid Living: How to Plan and Execute Living off the Grid (Shelter, Water, Energy, Heat, and More)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Growing Tired of Fast City Life and Urban Bustle? Learn How to Live Off Grid With the Help of This Unique Guide. Dear friend, Life in crowded, urban settlements can be overwhelming, bringing so much stress into our lives. Sometimes, we wish that we can go somewhere off the grid, where no person can bother us, so we can finally have some peace and calm our minds. If you are reading these words, you probably thought of that too, and you have outlined a plan in your head. But you are missing something, right? You don't know how to execute that plan properly. Well, you don't have to worry anymore because this guide for living off-grid has everything you need to put your plan into motion and to carry it out flawlessly. Other guides you can find on the market are offering vague directions or too complicated instructions, but not this guide. This guide likes to keep it simple. Every instruction you can find inside is written in a step-by-step manner; it's easy to follow and even easier to execute. You will learn how to achieve living off the grid (with complete guides on building a shelter, finding water, food, etc.) in no time. Here is what this unique, living off the grid guide can offer you: Putting an idea in writing – Simple instructions for making a foolproof plan that is guaranteed to succeed Math behind the plan – Find out how to plan all the costs you'll have when setting up your off-grid sanctuary and to secure the money you need Flawless execution – Discover the easiest way to make your sanctuary as comfortable as you can with guides on securing water, food, power, and heat sources And much more If you are looking for the easiest way to start living off the grid, you just have to follow the simple strategies and guides found in this book. This way, you'll fulfill your dream of having a calm and peaceful life in no time. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!

  • Author: Barton Press
  • Publisher: More Books LLC (November 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1954289048
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches

                 

5. Living Off The Grid: A Beginners Guide on How to Get Back to Basics and Start Living a Simple, Sustainable and Self-Sufficient Lifestyle.


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

What if I told you that there is an alternative way to live your life? A more sustainable, simple and self-sufficient way? It is no secret that humans are having an unsustainable, negative effect on the physical environment, which has triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality and undrinkable water. In doing so, we have also lost touch with the natural world and lost sight of what really matters. It’s easy to get so tied up in our careers that we forget to enjoy life. Although many of us want to start living a more sustainable lifestyle, most of us don’t understand how or where to start. Let this book guide you to a simpler, more fulfilled and happy life. Today is the day you start taking action! Since the pandemic, the work from home revolution has meant that people are now rethinking how and where they live. Have your circumstances changed recently? Have you realized you’re no longer tied to an office or even a city? Has your boss agreed you can work from anywhere? Or are you debating a career change that allows you to work from home? We no longer need to be in expensive, built-up cities; instead, we can move further out, get back to nature and get more for our money. With the benefits of modern technology like solar power, combined with self-sufficient ways of growing and producing our own food and water supply, we have the potential to live a high-quality life off the grid whilst also reducing our monthly spending. My name is Howard Thomas , and over my 30 years of being involved in the Sustainable Living industry, I’ve experienced my fair share of peaks and valleys. This has taught me everything I know in regards to living off the grid and inspired me to not only share my story with others, but also offer help in the form of this book to assist you in doing the same. I want to share that knowledge with you now because I know for a fact that it can free so many people from the tiresome and tedious trial and error of day to day problems or the false realities of living off the grid. In this book you will learn: • What Living Off The Grid Really Means • How to Choose The Correct Location For Your Off The Grid Lifestyle • The Huge Range of Options Available • How to Generate Your Own Energy • How to Raise Livestock and Grow Your Favorite Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits • How to Collect and Store Water • How to Deal With Drainage and Waste Disposal Plus a whole lot more… Click "Add the cart" now and join thousands of others who have taken the leap towards a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle!

  • Author: Mr Howard Thomas
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 979-8518646667
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.44 x 8 inches

                 



6. Going Off the Grid: The How-To-Book of Simple Living and Happiness


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Is city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow. Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide? Fitness and military intelligence expert Gary Collins has helped thousands of people roam free with firsthand advice shared on his popular website. And now he's here to help you reclaim your independence. Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness contains step-by-step instructions for creating your self-sustaining refuge in the untamed wild or the blacktop jungle. Through Collins' methods, you'll identify and purge unnecessary stressors from your everyday life. You'll also learn the basics of off-the-grid living from home construction to energy alternatives, from sewage disposal to internet access. In Going Off the Grid , you'll discover: - How to downsize your current living conditions for a clutter-free future - Techniques for simplifying your hectic schedule so you can enjoy life's simple pleasures - How to find the ideal off-the-grid property that will meet your every need - Common types of building techniques and materials for high energy efficiency and insulation - Fun and informative stories detailing Collins' off-the-grid nomadic lifestyle and much, much more! Going Off the Grid is your must-have handbook for living outside the city limits. If you like DIY guides, practical expert advice, and bucking societal expectations, then you'll love Gary Collins' roadmap to a liberating lifestyle. Buy Going Off the Grid to plan your escape into a new world of possibilities today!

  • Author: Gary Collins
  • Publisher: Second Nature Publishing (January 15, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1570673542
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches

                 

7. Make Money with Wood Crafts: How to Sell on Etsy, Amazon, at Craft Shows, to Interior Designers and Everywhere Else, and How to Get Top Dollars for Your Wood Projects


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Are you struggling to get your wood crafts into the hands of eager buyers? Learn how to turn your woodworking hobby into a thriving business. Is your handicraft side hustle failing to grow? Are you losing money on your creative endeavor? Has your current online sales presence failed to gain traction? As an artisan featured in The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance , and Entrepreneur Radio , crafts marketing expert James Dillehay’s thirty years of experience has made him a master of turning small projects into six-figure enterprises. Now he’s here to teach you how to position your woodwork head-and-shoulders above the competition. Make Money with Wood Crafts is a one-of-a-kind blueprint for finding success and generating profitable returns in this highly competitive market. Between helpful how-to’s and crucial checklists, Dillehay’s proven strategies will help you land your wood projects in more buyer’s shopping carts. By following his user-friendly approach, your wood designs will reach an audience ready to invest in your talent. In Make Money with Wood Crafts , you’ll learn: - How to price your wood projects to earn top dollar and retain a fanbase - Insider presentation techniques to help you outshine competitors at fairs - Ways to pitch to influencers so your products secure social media attention - Pro tips for selling on Etsy, Amazon, and other sites - Methods for spotting trends to maximize profits, and much, much more! Make Money with Wood Crafts is the essential guidebook for anyone looking to take their handmade wood crafting venture to the next level. If you like woodworking books with expert advice, then you’ll love James Dillehay’s must-have manual. Buy Make Money with Wood Crafts to shape your woodworking plans into in-demand crafts to sell today!

  • Author: James Dillehay
  • Publisher: Warm Snow Publishers (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1732026438
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.26 x 9 inches

                 

8. Interior Design Adult Color By Number Coloring Book - BLACK BACKGROUND: Lovely Home Interiors With Fun Room Ideas For Relaxation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

2021 New Release - 25 Beautiful Home Interiors!! This is the beautiful Midnight Edition of our Interior Design Color by Number Coloring Book For Adults- on black paper with black lines! If you know our books, and don’t love coloring in the white lines of the mosaics (which can be very detailed), this is the book for you! All the lines are already filled in in black! Enjoy hours of therapeutic coloring with colorful rooms that you will love! This book includes beautiful bedrooms, living rooms, kids rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more - with lots of detail to color! If you’re looking for a soothing way to relieve stress and lower anxiety, then this gorgeous black background color by number coloring book is perfect! Why You will Love This Colour By Number Book Gorgeous Illustrations. You will get 25 beautiful, unique hand drawn home interior illustrations to enjoy in this book. Bonus Images. There are extra BONUS color by number puzzle pages from some of our other books to enjoy! Single Sided Images. Each image is printed on high-quality 8.5x11 paper and every drawing is followed by a blank sheet of paper so you never have to worry about tearing individual images out of the book. Single sided pages are great for framing! Beautiful Mosaic Look. Mystery mosaic images look like gorgeous stained glass or stencil drawing shapes when finished Use Any Coloring Tool. You can use colored pencils, gel pens, markers, paint, ink, watercolor, sharpies, Crayola crayon- any type of coloring tool you like! Simple Color Palette. You choose: Follow the easy numbered color tool provided at the back of the book, or get creative with your own color palette. There are 25 colors used in this book specially designed to match most marker and colored pencil sets! Great for All Skill Levels. Simple and fun coloring book for adults, kids, teens- perfect for all ages! Both beginners and advanced artists will love this style! Good For The Mind. Color-By-Numbers books are simple to color for beginners, seniors, people with alzheimers, and elderly artists- they’re great brain games! Meditative and Relaxing. Color-By-Number patterns are easy coloring activities for mindfulness, meditation, color therapy and peace Fantastic Gift Idea. if you’re looking for a great gift for an interior design lover in your life, this is the perfect book of colorful, fun and beautifully decorated rooms! Or buy this book for yourself! Coloring books make great gifts for any holiday or special occasion, such as a birthday gift, Christmas present or stocking stuffer, Valentines Day gift, Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift, Easter basket, Anniversary gift, Graduation gift, and much more! Treat your loved ones, or yourself! Scroll up to buy now and get your copy instantly!

  • Author: Color Questopia
  • Publisher: Color Questopia (May 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1954883246
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

                 

9. Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

It's a universal need―more storage. Whether you're housing books and DVDs, kitchen items, sports gear for the kids, or even the very tools you use to create woodworking projects like these, a little extra storage goes a long way. Following the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases (The Taunton Press), this all-new collection of 25 how-to articles from recent issues of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines will inspire carpenters, woodworkers, and DIY-ers of all skill levels to create practical yet beautiful units for keeping life straight. Sturdy and attractive is the theme that runs through each project, including a multitude of bookcases, entertainment center built-ins, mudroom clutter busters, and custom kitchen cabinets. Expert advice from America's most accomplished craftsmen will lead the way for designing and building the cabinets, built-ins, and bookcases readers will love.

  • Author: Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking
  • Publisher: Taunton Press; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1600857584
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.66 x 10.88 inches

                 

10. Wood Pallet DIY Projects: 20 Building Projects to Enrich Your Home, Your Heart & Your Community (Fox Chapel Publishing) Make One-of-a-Kind Useful Items for Your Home and Garden from Reclaimed Wood


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Furniture & Carpentry Crafts - August 2021

Discover the potential of rediscovered wood as you upcycle salvaged pallets to create beautiful one-of-a-kind projects! 20 step-by-step projects for home and garden accessories, from wine, spice, and coat racks to bookshelves and benches Learn to make one-of-a-kind useful products for your home and garden out of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets Helpful advice on where to find skids, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and the best finishes (if any) to use Important safety tips on how to make sure that your skids are safe for people and have not been sprayed with harmful chemicals Learn the authors' compelling story : Their inner city Abba Woodworks project creates jobs and opportunity with the slogan "Reclaimed wood. Reclaimed lives" This book teaches you how to make useful products for your home, garden, and community out of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets. Twenty step-by-step projects include raised garden beds, herb and rail planters, wine, spice, and coat racks, book shelves, benches, water barrel stands, small compost bins, and more! With practical advice on where to find pallets, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and finishing, it also includes important tips on how to make sure that your pallets are safe and not sprayed with harmful chemicals. Recycled Wood Pallet DIY is the first book to tell the compelling story of Abba Woodworks, the authors' inner city project that creates jobs and opportunity under the slogan "Reclaimed wood. Reclaimed lives."

  • Author: Stephen Fitzberger
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (June 11, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565239302
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches