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An unabridged reprint of the original 1959 edition, this book presents a selection of 15 projects that novice woodworkers aged seven and up can accomplish, developing their skills along the way.

Projects include a bird feeder, birdhouse, book rack, candlesticks, cart, clock shelf, flower box, hot dish coaster, sailboat, shoeshine box, steamboat, table lamp, tie rack, and toy sled. Each project includes straightforward directions illustrated with black-and-white line diagrams. Final chapters give specific instructions on squaring a block of wood and simple directions on how to put a nice finish on all of the completed projects.

Still relevant after decades in print, it is an excellent introduction to basic carpentry.

Softcover, 6" × 9", 92 pages, 1986.