Wooden Instruments: The Best of Woodworking In Action
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine
For many of us, woodworking equates to furnituremaking, but there's another area of the craft where gifted woodworkers make are for eyes and the ears. Musical instruments are not only some of the most beautiful examples of woodworking but some of the most intricate. Visit the shops of four maestros, Stuart Spector, Warren May, David Wiebe, and Sue Lipkins and hear their stories and see the specialized tools they use in their superb craft.
Ever been to a flea market and found a great piece of antique furniture in total disrepair? Even at a bargain price, the cost of a professional restoration could run more than you paid. Unless you can fix it yourself. With Stuffover Upholstery, presented by furniture expert David James, you'll learn the traditional methods of furniture and upholstery restoration. In a superbly detailed step-by-step demonstration, James restores a Victorian nursing chair to its former glory. You'll follow along as the upholstery is stripped and unsprung, and learn how to create a roll edge, hand make tufts, and decorative fringe. David James has spent much of his working life in the furniture industry. A certified member of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers, he is the author of four highly successful books and two videos on upholstery techniques, including Drop-In Seats.
Fine Homebuilding How-To-Build an Heirloom Garden Shed
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
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 materials or a high level of skill.