Creative director of Fine Woodworking magazine, Pekovich shares his advice on designing and building furniture. Drawing on his 30 years of woodworking experience, he reflects on a range of related topics, from how to find time for the craft in one's busy routine to the importance of improving techniques and knowledge with each new project. He examines the design process from sketch to concept, and follows with a review of woodworking fundamentals, essential hand tool skills, wood selection, joinery, sharpening and finishing.
The book includes plans for building four categories of furniture: cabinets, tables, casework, and boxes and chests. Each project includes a background story, measured drawings, step-by-step instructions with color photos, and helpful tips. Filled with ideas and workshop wisdom, this book will appeal to novices wishing to improve their skills, as well as experienced woodworkers searching for inspiration.
Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 217 pages, 2018.