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Traditional Country Woodworking
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Today's woodworkers can continue to keep this long-standing tradition alive by making pieces according to age-old designs. Traditional Country Woodworking celebrates woodworking as a rural craft and brings to life the many ways that wood has been used for functional and decorative purposes. 18 projects are explained stage-by-stage and are accompanied by colour illustrations and scaled templates for accurate measuring and cutting. The projects are organized in level of ability from novice through to experienced, and also vary in purpose - with items suitable for living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor use. A comprehensive section covering What You Need to Know includes all the basic woodworking skills required, along with different choices of finishes and woods that can be used.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8; What You Can Make 10; Bird House 12; Five Board Bench 16; Shaker Shelves & Pegboard 20; Candle Box 24; Milking Stool 28; Whirligig 32; Spoonrack & Spoons 38; Scoops & Ladles 42; Cutting Boards 46; Duck Decoy 48; Candle Stand 50; Rocking Chair 54; Rustic Chair 58; Hooded Cradle 64; Blanket Box 68; Side Table 72; Wall-hung Cupboard 78; Folk Bed 84; What You Need to Know 91; Tools & Techniques 92; Finishing 110; Wood Guide 114; Templates 118; Directory & Bibliography 124; Index 126; Acknowledgments 128

About the Author

Jack Hill is an experienced craftsman, teacher, and writer, dedicated to keeping traditional woodcrafts alive and flourishing. He has written and illustrated several books and contributed regular articles to leading woodworking magazines including a monthly feature, "Diary from a Country Workshop" for Practical Woodworking, which ran for almost ten years. Now semi-retired, he ran his own well-established country chair-making courses and was a popular demonstrator and competitions judge. Through his teaching at venues throughout Britain and Ireland and in the USA, Newfoundland, Canada, and Finland, his work and his words are well known both nationally and internationally. He is the author of Making Family Heirlooms, Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them, Country Chair Making, and The Complete Practical Book of Country Crafts. James Merrell is one of the top interior photographers, and is internationally known for his work in magazines such as World of Interiors, House and Garden, House Beautiful, and Elle. His previous book titles include Period Style, Country Style, Country Kitchens, Victorian Style, and The Soft Furnishing Book.

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