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Working with Tablesaws

The tablesaw is the cornerstone of most shops, able to cut precise dados and rip full sheets of plywood with ease. Still, many woodworkers aren't using this tool to its full extent. This collection of articles from Fine Woodworking magazine remedies that. Written by experts, these 26 articles cover every aspect of the subject and is an ideal reference for woodworkers of all skill levels. Section ...

Wood Identification & Use

More than 200 timber species from around the world are described in detail in this lavishly illustrated, compact edition of Terry Porter's best-selling book. In this indispensable guide to one of the world's most valuable natural resources there are handsome color photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses and safety considerations. ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Bandsaws

The bandsaw is a woodworking favorite and the workhorse of any wood shop. Craftsmen and women turn to this practical tool for a wide array of tasks -- cutting curves, ripping stock, making a variety of useful joints, using guides and templates, and transforming thick boards into veneer. Now woodworkers can learn to make the most of their bandsaw in this valuable addition to the acclaimed ...

Sewing Edges and Corners

Decks

Stanley’s Decks: A Homeowner’s Guide is a comprehensive, visual handbook packed with step-by-step photographs and authoritative, reliable information. For homeowners wanting to add, replace, or upgrade a deck, author Dave Toht will take them through every step, fromdesign and planning, choosing tools and materials, installing footings and ledgers, framing,installing decking, and building stairs ...

Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood

Whether making a delicate violin, a pair of skis or a graceful armchair, you'll need to bend wood. This text presents the basic methods and trade secrets from the experts.

Sweet Shawlettes

Shawlettes are the new socks! These hugely popular, fashion accessories are worn about the shoulders and meant for showing off. They're not only stylish but these budget-friendly pieces make for perfect portable projects. International knitwear designer Jean Moss knows this best and has pulled together a wonderfully creative collection of 25 knitting patterns for shawlettes, mini-wraps cowls, ...

Siding, Roofing, and Trim

Details, details, details …they’re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim—the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding—provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home’s exterior. Among the many ...

Grow Fruit Naturally

Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book, Grow Fruit Naturally, from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and ...

Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof is one of the fathers of contemporary woodworking. Now in this DVD profile of a master craftsman, you can see Maloof at work and home, and see how his furniture embodies his ideas on craft, design, and technique. This visually rich documentary spans a week with Maloof while he builds and discusses his designs, including his much imitated signature rocker. It's an opportunity to savor ...

Code Check Building

Code Check Building: An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes, 4th Edition, emphasizes the key safety principles underlying building codes throughout the United States. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2015 International Residential Code. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the ...

Built-Ins Idea Book

Built-ins can make any house more functional, livable, personalized, and comfortable, and they cost much less to construct and install than a whole-room remodel. In this completely revised and updated edition of Built-Ins Idea Book, Heather J. Paper has collected inspirational and practical storage solutions for every room of the house. With the addition of a few well-placed built-ins, a ...

Meatless All Day

Vegetarianism is a top trend and veganism is going mainstream. Even meat lovers are looking for ways to reduce their meat consumption because more and more people want to eat healthier. Meatless All Day is a cookbook for anyone who loves good food that’s delicious and conforms to vegetarian values. For vegetarians and carnivores alike. Meatless All Day focuses on new ways to prepare ingredients ...

Energy-Efficient Building

Wood Finishing Basics

In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions -- how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a ...