Handmade: A Hands-On Guide

Make the Things You Use Every Day

Handmade: A Hands-On Guide

By:  Christiana, Asa

Product ID:  071641
$24.95 Paperback
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Taunton Press

8.5 X 10.9 in
208 pg

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Leatherwork

Call it maker, handcrafted, or handmade, a new DIY movement has taken off big time. The common thread that ties makers to DIYers and handcrafters is the desire to build something rather than buy it.

  • Handmade: A Hands-On Guide celebrates the movement and would-be makers with practical, doable projects that require only simple tools and techniques to complete.
  • Author Asa Christiana is the former chief editor of Fine Woodworking, the most respected woodworking magazine in the world.
  • 25 accessible projects...accessible yet doable with a modest collection of simple tools and made from all sorts of materials—concrete, leather, digital tools, Arduino, welding, casting, and printing.


With a background in engineering, woodworking, and journalism, Asa Christiana hit the ground running when he arrived at Fine Woodworking magazine in 2000, rising to become chief editor, a job he held for 8 years. Along the way, he helped launch StartWoodworking.com, a free website for beginning woodworkers. After stepping down in 2013, Asa moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, where he builds furniture and works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. He is the author of Build Stuff with Wood (Taunton Press, 2017.)