The Why and How of Woodworking 2018
The Why and How of Woodworking 2018 Image

The Why and How of Woodworking 2018

$26.95 $34.95
Item #: TP69273


Product Description


Look Inside Book

In The Why & How of Woodworking, author and Fine Woodworking magazine's art director Michael Pekovich explains how to create furniture and other pieces that are meaningful, purposeful, and beautiful. A book like no other, The Why & How of Woodworking is about taking a simple approach to making furniture, with the acknowledgment that the basics are enough-that what you're making is well suited to its function, pleasing to the eye, and built to last.

Mike's compelling philosophy is as rare today as well-crafted work. But it's not just his outstanding craftsmanship that resonates with his 152,000 Instagram followers. Mike is a thoughtful teacher who communicates why he loves woodworking and why you should, too.

Three introductory chapters dive deep into the fundamentals of woodworking- covering everything from choosing lumber to creating striking designs to essential hand tool skills-before transitioning into five project sections-on cabinets, boxes, chests, casework, and tables. Throughout the projects, with their step-by-step instruction and guidance, Mike provides inspiration and design advice to help woodworkers and furniture makers develop their own style as they create work that is meaningful to them.

What People Are Saying

"Like the furniture Michael Pekovich builds, his book is disarmingly beautiful and unfailingly useful. It brims with essential information for the designer and maker of furniture, all of it lucidly explained and illustrated. Pekovich is the best kind of teacher-one who has never stopped learning himself. His book will be an enduring wellspring of inspiration-for its furniture, its photographs, and for the generous spirit of its writing." -Jonathan Binzen, Deputy Editor of Fine Woodworking
"It's no surprise that the art director of Fine Woodworking should turn in such a beautifully rendered package, but the wisdom Mike Pekovich imparts herein might just unexpectedly delight you_.He delivers the secrets of woodworking alchemy: keep it simple, sharpen, sharpen again, and value your mistakes." -Nick Offerman, comedian, actor, woodworker, and author of Good Clean Fun
"Mike Pekovich has done a gentle and beautiful job of explaining his approach to being in the shop and to becoming a furniture maker_.Everyone can learn from his experience." -Gary Rogowski, author of Handmade, Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction

Michael Pekovich's approach to designing and building furniture, as well as life in general, is that simple is usually better. A furniture maker, photographer, writer, teacher, and graphic designer, he puts his talents to use as the creative director at Fine Woodworking. Mike shares a small home in the woods of Connecticut with his wife, two children, and a cat.

Additional Info
Author: Mike Pekovich
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 224
Photos: 376
Drawings: 29
Format: Hardcover


GTIN:  9781631869273

 

Items of Interest

Great Wood Finishes
Great Wood Finishes
Item #: TP82883
$29.95
The New Bandsaw Box Book
The New Bandsaw Box Book
Item #: SN11327
$19.95
Woodworker's Guide to Bending Wood
Woodworker's Guide To Bending Wood
Item #: FX33607
$24.95
Book : Basic Bowl Turning
Book : Basic Bowl Turning
Item #: SF06270
$12.95
The Handmade Skateboard
The Handmade Skateboard
Item #: SN11068
$24.95
Intarsia Woodworking Projects
Intarsia Woodworking Projects
Item #: FX33393
$19.95
The Complete Guide to Joint Making
The Complete Guide To Joint Making
Item #: TP88789
$24.95
Joinery (16)
Joinery (16)
Item #: TP64483
$24.95
52 Boxes in 52 Weeks 2018
52 Boxes In 52 Weeks 2018
Item #: TP68924
$24.95
Woodworking from Scrap Pile (13)
Woodworking From Scrap Pile (13)
Item #: TP00267
$22.95
Woodworking with Hand Tools 2018
Woodworking With Hand Tools 2018
Item #: TP69396
$24.95