Woodworking projects don't have to be overly complicated or require a vast array of tools and materials. In One-Board Woodworking Projects, Andy Standing shows you how to build 20 fabulously functional household items from just a single board of wood. His collection of visually appealing, practical projects includes stylish bookends, a personalized laptop tray, toy rocking chair, an elegant wine rack, a knife block, and even functional closet shelving that would ordinarily cost hundreds of dollars. So grab a board of wood, pull up to the bench with this book, and see how easy it is to create something beautiful with your own hands. Paperback. 176 pages. Contents: IntroductionTools and EquipmentTechniquesHealth and SafetyBookendsDisplay ShelvesToy Rocking ChairKnife BlockUmbrella StandKitchen ShelversBath RackLamp BaseLaptop TrayPlate RackBreakfast TrayFolding StoolWeathervaneTool BoxDVD RackShoe RackClothes Drying RackWine RackStep StoolCorner Shelves About the Author: First-rate woodworker and author Andy Standing is a technical editor for Woodworker magazine. He also writes articles for a wide range of other woodworking magazines covering all topics, from techniques and project making to machinery and tool testing. His work has appeared in Practical Woodworking, Routing, Furniture and Cabinetmaking, and Woodworking Plans and Projects. Standing lives in the UK.One Board Woodworking Projects Preview
You won't need a hammer with this innovative spring tool that lets you center punch and drive finish nails with ease. Two Bit Snapper features hardened steel and ringed ends for sure grip.Spring tool features center punch and 2/32" nail set. Center punch lets you create indentations in the surface of numerous materials. Simply mark spot to be punched, place and press tip on mark, lift plunger and release. 2/32" nail set lets you drive finish nails below the surface of wood. Just drive finish nail to within 1/8" of surface, place and press cupped tip of setter over nail head, lift plunger and release. Nail set is best suited for #5 and #6 finish nails.
Available in two tip sizes and three lengths, these Phillips power bits are useful for a wide variety of screw driving tasks. Ideal for use with magnetized hex-drive bit holders. Made from hardened tool steel for maximum durability.Best Used With Magnetic Bit Holder for Hex Drives (#43448 Sold Separately)
A long time favorite for its rich color and excellent workability, Cherry continues to gain popularity for use in fine furniture and cabinets. The wood leaves the sawmill with a pinkish, rosy tone, and continues to darken over years to a deep, lustrous red. The narrow sapwood has a creamy color, similar to Hard Maple. Cherry is easily worked with hand tools and takes an excellent finish and polish. All boards are machined S4S, and are planed to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses, relieving your planer of excess work. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, mouldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Distribution: As many as five varieties of Black cherry are reported to thrive throughout North America.Tree: Attains heights of about 100 feet (30 m) Average tree grows to about 80 feet (24 m) in height, and produces a tall trunk, about 24 inches (60 cm) in diameter. Cherry trees are usually large enough to harvest after 35 to 40 years. Full height is attained in about 100 years.Light & Air-Induced Changes: Black cherry is very sensitive to UV light, which causes it to darken over time. UV light inhibitors in coatings can be used to prevent color change.Grain: Fine grain. Material with dark wavy streaks are frequent. Quartersawn lumber has a shimmery appearance.Texture: Fine and uniform. The wood often has narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.Luster: Rich and satiny. Odor: Emits a fruity aroma when cut.Steam Bending: Good. Often compared to Beech and Ash.