The Finest Woodworking Books Available

My woodworking journey began with a simple question. I had just purchased my first house and found that the price of the furniture I wanted to have inside of it was financially out of my reach. And so I asked myself the question: "What if I could build the furniture I want to have? Surround my house with furniture that I created by hand instead of buying a bunch of stuff from a store." So, I bought a book about it, built my first project and I've been hooked on working with wood ever since.

I still read just about every woodworking book I can get my hands on and the knowledge I have gained by building projects and learning from these books has been absolutely indispensable.

Here is a small selection from my bookshelf that I hope will find its way to your bookshelf and thus helps you along your journey or to begin it.

PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods)

Hybrid Woodworking: Blending Power & Hand Tools for Quick, Quality Furniture

Everyday Woodworking: A Beginner's Guide to Woodcraft With 12 Hand Tools

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools