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Learn as you build with this interactive introduction to home carpentry
BLACK+DECKER Carpentry Made Simple
Making useful, attractive furniture from wood is a skill for the novice as well as the experienced craftsman who has been plying the trade for generations. When we learn to talk, we start with sounds and progress to words and sentences. Building with wood is no different. We start with inspiration, learn a couple basic skills, and grow from there.
The new book BLACK+DECKER: CARPENTRY MADE SIMPLE by Brad Holden (Cool Springs Press, August 28, 2018, $24.99) provides the skills, techniques and the projects to fulfill that inspirations. Featuring 23 complete home furnishing plans presented with simple, graphic photos and illustrations, BLACK+DECKER Carpentry Made Simple is an interactive introduction to home carpentry featuring great designs. Each carefully selected project contains lessons and valuable tips on skill building and design to help you improve as a DIYer, as you simultaneously create lovely, modern, and even elegant chairs, benches, shelves, cabinets and lots more just pennies on the dollar versus shopping in trendy boutiques.
Carpentry Made Simple is a nonstop carpentry ride that will impress you with the quality and diversity of the information it shares. The 23 projects have complete plans, detail photos, and clear assembly instructions. Each project also highlights a skill, tool, or technique that will add a new dimension to your skill set.
And not only will completing these projects sharpen your skills, but you will love the projects themselves. The design styles range from modern, to Euro, to industrial, with all of the major furnishing categories represented. When friends and visitors see the subtly beautiful contemporary furniture that you built yourself, you will realize just how satisfying it is to be your own home carpenter.
New Home = New Fun Projects!
We are in the process of closing on a new home and our family is excited about the endless possibilities that we have with it. This sliding barn door project would be perfect to replace the door entering my son’s bedroom from the living room. It will add to the farmhouse decor that we’re transitioning the house into. As you can see, the materials are easy to read through and the directions are very precise to ensure a successful project. I’m looking forward to building several of these projects with my husband to turn the house into our home!
About the Author
As a kid growing up on a small farm, fixing things and making things started early in life for Brad Holden which led to a passion for woodworking and a love of traditional hand tools and methods of work. Now based in Minneapolis, Brad has been building cabinets and furniture—both in professional cabinet shops and in his own shop—for thirty years. During that time, Brad also spent twelve years as a freelance editor for American Woodworker magazine. He is currently an associate editor for The Family Handyman magazine.
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One (1) lucky reader will win a copy of BLACK+DECKER: Carpentry Made Simple! The giveaway will end September 21st, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. CST.
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