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Steveayerse's picture

Hey guys, most of woodworkers often read books to expand their knowledge so it would ne nice if everyone could share their favourite books about woodworking. So here is my collection :
TOP 5 Woodworking books I have used to move to intermediate level of woodworking :)

1. The Complete Manual of Woodworking
My review: A well-crafted and nicely illustrated reference manual for the woodworker. It covers all the basics for hand and power tools, and has chapters on wood as a material, workshops, bending wood, veneering, wood carving and finishing. You'll probably keep this book as long as you can make sawdust.

2. I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - Updated and Expanded
My review: This book is great, it is not only a book to read but also a must have. It contains detailed information and tips which is particularly important for beginners. I highly recommend the book, additionally to the projects it contains. Lenguage is very easy to understand and whatever it's technical it will contain the explanation.

3. The Complete Book of Woodworking
My review: This is a great book full of very useful information. This book was easy to follow. It is about 480 pages with 150 pages of reference and the rest of nice project plans, pictures and tips.

4. The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects
My review: This book was a touchdown for a Christmas present from my wife. This book seem to be feasible and have enough instructions and blueprints for a newer woodworker to complete.

5. Woodworking basics
My review: Very good book for the beginning word worker. Withing the first two chapters I was amazed at how much I had already learned. The chapters are short and to the point which is exactly my type of reading.


Read more about these books and find links on my blog :)

Also I would really appreciate if everyone actively post their books, even 1 or 2 books :)

Read my blog and learn from my mistakes and success stories about woodworking!

Leander1's picture

Favorite Woodworking Books (post #179981, reply #1 of 6)

1. Anarchist's Tool Chest-Schwarz

2. Illustrated Cabinetmaking- Bill Hylton

3.Understanding Wood- Bruce Hoadley

4.Understanding Wood Finishing- Bob Flexner

5.Woodworking with the Router-Bill Hylton


and (not books)

6. Fine Woodworking back articles

7. FW Sketchup Guide for Woodworkers,  DVD.

leminhtien's picture

Download over 16,000 (post #179981, reply #2 of 6)

Download over 16,000 WOODWORKING PLANS at here Woodworking guide offers anyone of any skill level the ability to build amazing projects. The guide is extra helpful because it offers more detailed explanations, videos and blueprints then your typical woodworker magazine .
Hope it will help you next time !
melanieeeesutton's picture

I think there are very (post #179981, reply #4 of 6)

I think there are very interesting books! ! But if you finaly want to buy essay this link can be very useful for you! You can find  a lot of interesting things! I do not joke, it is really helpful! 

TheSilverBird's picture

Woodworking Basics by Peter (post #179981, reply #3 of 6)

Woodworking Basics by Peter Korn and Woodworking for Beginners by Darren Jones

Woodworking is Life!

BelindaCox's picture

perfect book list (post #179981, reply #5 of 6)

Thanx for perfect book list!

Srehut's picture

Excellent selection of books. (post #179981, reply #6 of 6)

Excellent selection of books. Although today it is certainly possible to find many free books on the online site, but not always they are of high quality and correspond to the topic. I personally use books from best books where I can readonline. Always high quality and often book free. And even if you have to pay that cost very little.