Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Woodworking can range from someone as specialized as a luthier (someone who makes and/or repairs stringed instruments) or a techniques as specific as "lath art" (folk art that makes rustic pictures out of strips of old lath) to challenging skill sets such as Japanese carpentry (noted for its joinery) and boat building. For the purpose of this post, we've stuck to books for the amateur hobbyist - how to create a home workshop and some basic projects to get you started.  Here are some of the latest books in the library catalog for those with an interest in working with wood:

Building Cabinets, Bookcases & Shelves from the editors of Popular Woodworking [eBook]

The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room by Ana White

Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion - Build Your Skills and Know-How For Making Great Projects by Spike Carlsen

The Woodworker's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques For the Home Woodworking Shop by Jim Whitman

Best Birdhouses for Your Backyard by Michael Berger

Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac - 12 Step-By-Step Projects by Tommy MacDonald with Laurie Donnelly

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Tablesaws by Paul Anthony

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Wood Magazine: How to Build a Great Home Workshop by editors of Wood Magazine

For more about woodworking, try a subject search in the library catalog of Woodwork,  Woodworking tools, and more! Additionally, if you sign up for our Zinio eResource, you can check out issues of Woodworker's Journal and Family Handyman.

Did you know that Albuquerque has a Woodworkers' Association?

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