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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexi-binding
  • Publication: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217411
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Working with Wood


Build your toolkit, learn the skills and create stylish objects for your home by Tom Trimmins

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Book Description

A complete guide to producing desirable wooden objects and furniture for your home from scratch. Discover the satisfaction of making something with your own hands.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is wood? 8
Tools 18
Getting started 42
Workbench Step-by-step project 46
Hook Step-by-step project 58
Box Step-by-step project 68
Moving on 80
Decorative shelf Step-by-step project 92
Chest Step-by-step project 110
Index 128

About the Author

About Tom Trimmins

Tom Trimmins started woodworking when he was given his first workbench and tools at eight years old. It’s been a lifelong passion ever since. After a childhood of making projects at home and hanging around a local cabinet maker’s workshop, he studied furniture-making at degree level in Buckinghamshire. After that he worked for several high-end furniture workshops before starting his own business in 2009.

Tom makes fine furniture at his workshop on a city farm in Islington, London. When he's not working on a commissions, he's teaching woodworking classes.

Tom is a traditionally trained craftsman, with a modern Japanese and mid-century-influenced style with a broad appeal. For more information about Tom visit his website www.tomtrimmins.co.uk.


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