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The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities

There are times when keeping your young children occupied and entertained can be a real challenge, no matter how super-organized or imaginative your parenting skills. This is where The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities, a bumper book of boredom-busting fun, comes in. The aim is to provide parents with loads of simple and quick activities and creative ideas, to engage and entertain their ...

Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Federal Side Table

Master craftsman Steve Latta demonstrates building a Federal Style Side Table. This Fine Woodworking Workshop DVD offers the perfect opportunity to try your hand at building an authentic period piece. You’ll hone your skills, gain a deeper understanding of the techniques involved, and produce a beautiful table you’ll be proud to call your own. An efficient approach to building a classic. The key ...

Fine Woodworking's Pencil-Post Bed Plan

Popular for centuries, the pencil-post bed can be adapted from contemporary to traditional designs. This version features posts with simple octagonal feet and the classic tapered octagon on top. Hand-carved lamb's tongues, a tester frame, and figured wood help lend a period look. Instructions guide you through each step, from milling and tapering the posts to cutting the tapered chamfers, ...

Natural Knits for Babies & Toddlers

New parents just want the best for their babies and are realising more than ever before that choosing organic products can mean a happier and healthier start in life. This book of natural knits for babies, toddlers and their parents brings together fun and fresh designs that use the finest of organic yarns. Pure cotton, alpaca, wool, silk, hemp and bamboo are amongst the materials used for these ...

Woodland Workshop

A woodland  craftsman’s workshop should bring immense pleasure and the tools and devices that furnish it are unique to woodland work and have formed the heritage of woodland crafts that we have today. Following on from his successful book Woodland Craft, woodsman Ben Law explains what makes a good workshop, outlines the key tools needed, gives information on how to sharpen them and shows us how ...

Granny Squares Weekend

If you need an emergency craft fix, then this book has the answer! Armed with a crochet hook and some yarn you can rustle up these gorgeous projects in next to no time. Granny squares are a simple and fun way to get creative when time is short, while offering a fashionable way to use up your yarn stash. From hats and coasters to cute toys and decorations, Granny Squares Weekend is packed with ...

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Bench in Two Sizes Plan

A favorite for looks and strength, this favorite Shaker design features four dovetailed corner braces. Combined with through-tenons, it’s extremely sturdy and versatile. Renowned craftsmen Christian Becksvoort demonstrates how this design can be scaled for footstool to bench sizes. This simple project offers newer woodworkers opportunities to hone their skills and craft a project using hand ...

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Dining Table Plan

Based on a piece built at the Shaker community in Hancock, Mass., this table has been sized to meet the demands of today's diners. Bed bolts used in construction ensure that the trestle design can be knocked down easily for moving or storage. The single center stretcher gives plenty vertical legroom and the arched feet give the table a graceful appearance while leaving plenty of space for ...

Woodturning Full Circle

Woodturning with a “WOW” factor! Conventional wisdom says there’s nothing new in woodworking, but Woodturning Full Circle by David Springett proves otherwise. The three-thousand-year-old craft of turning continues to morph in exciting new ways - and that’s fully evident from the fascinating projects, puzzles, shapes, and boxes showcased in this book.They will knock your socks off, ...

Arts & Crafts Glass-Front Cabinet

Build an authentic Arts & Crafts cabinet! Simple and timeless, Arts & Crafts-style pieces are a favorite with woodworkers. Beginners aspire to learn the iconic joinery techniques associated with this style and advanced furniture makers want to learn tricks of the trade to refine their work. In this instructional video, Fine Woodworking’s Michael Pekovich shares his experience and walks you ...

Fine Woodworking's Contemporary Trestle Table Plan

This trestle table combines a classic design with modern details in a way that will fit into almost any home. The base is held together with mortise-and-tenon joints and lap joints, cut before the parts are shaped. The top, with its distinctive gently curved edges, looks complex but is quite simple to make. You create it by combining two simple edge treatments, a bevel and an arc. SKILL LEVEL: ...

Fine Homebuilding How-To-Build an Heirloom Garden Shed

Build this heirloom garden shed by yourself in just a week! In Build an Heirloom Garden Shed, Justin Fink of Fine Homebuilding magazine walks you through the process of fabricating and assembling a shed that does not require stud walls, asphalt shingles or a single sheet of plywood. From the solid-plank floor to the cleverly designed roof, this timber-frame look is achieved without expensive ...

Fine Woodworking's Limbert-Style Coffee Table Plan

An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This scaled-down version preserves the original's overall proportions, as well as elliptical top and shelf, gently curved legs, and decorative piercings in the stretchers. Bridle joints hold the legs and aprons together, and a notched ...

Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Fir and Cherry Side Table

Refine your skills and build this finely nuanced table. In just 60 minutes, our video workshop entitled Fir and Cherry Side Table offers valuable insights into what it takes to build this beautifully understated piece. Master furniture maker and woodworking instructor Garrett Hack walks you through the process and demonstrates a variety of advanced techniques in this DVD, that includes a FREE ...

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Rocking Chair Plan

This Shaker rocker is an ideal project for the woodworker interested in learning or perfecting spindle turning, steam bending, and other hand-tool techniques. All the parts, except for the arms, rockers, and curved back slat, are turned on the lathe. The back posts, back slat, and back rails are steam-bent using a shopmade steambox and forms. Shopmade jigs help align the parts for accurate ...