''Family Tree of Chairs'' Letterpress Poster''Family Tree of Chairs'' Letterpress Poster
''Family Tree of Chairs'' Letterpress Poster
The "Family Tree of Chairs" is an original piece of art made by Lee John Phillips of Wales that was first printed as the endpapers for "The Stick Chair Book" by Christopher Schwarz. The "Family Tree" shows the development of chair forms through the centuries – from a tree stump all the way to the more complex types, such as the high-style Chippendale chairs and a...
£35.00 inc VAT
Cadi & the Cursed OakCadi & the Cursed Oak
Cadi & the Cursed Oak
You can download an excerpt of this book here. An audio pronunciation guide to the Welsh words in the book is here. By Kara Gebhart Uhl, illustrations by Elin Manon "Cadi brought the cup’s silver rim to her lips. What she didn’t know was that buried deep in the cup’s oak sleeve were spirits’ stories, long forgotten tales of hobgoblins and demons and death and sorrow,...
£16.75 (VAT exempt)

Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker's Life
Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker's Life
By Nancy R. Hiller Furniture making, once a basic way to earn a living through an arrangement between makers and clients, has been discovered, like a rosy-cheeked girl plucked from a dairy farm in Devon and made over into a London model For many of us, making furniture and cabinetry is still a way to earn a living, however marginal. We may do what we love every day, to paraphrase the marketing...
£26.50 (VAT exempt)
Sharpen ThisSharpen This
Sharpen This
by Christopher Schwarz Sharpening is not a sport. If you want to be a better woodworker, you need to learn to sharpen. If you want to be a better sharpener, you need to stop paying so much attention to tertiary bevels and carbide formations in steel and start paying attention to the wood. If the wood is cut cleanly, then your tools are sufficiently sharp. If the wood is torn out and covered in...


£19.00 (VAT exempt)

Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things WorkShop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
By Nancy R. Hiller In this singular collection of essays, Nancy Hiller relates the ways in which non-human animals – some companions, others wild or raised on farms – have provided warmth and comfort, prompted laughter and offered examples of courage or composure in the face of distressing events. “Shop Tails” is a loving tribute to the animals whose lives have been intertwined...
£26.00 (VAT exempt)
The Belligerent FinisherThe Belligerent Finisher
The Belligerent Finisher
By John Porritt One aspect of furniture finishing that has not been fully explained is how to achieve the gently worn, warm and human surfaces that you find on antiques. "The Belligerent Finisher" changes that. Furniture restorer and chairmaker John Porritt explains all the steps in taking a new chair and transforming it into something that looks like it’s 200 years old. The goal...
£19.00 (VAT exempt)

The Difference Makers
The Difference Makers
by Marc Adams Thanks to the internet, you can see a lot of interesting work with ease. But it’s easy to forget that the vast majority of the images on your screen are of pieces that are derivative, merely acceptable in their craftsmanship and were made by people at the beginning of their journey. When you encounter true greatness it is shocking, inspiring and a bit humbling. The hair on...
£68.50 (VAT exempt)
The Handcrafted Life of Dick ProennekeThe Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke
The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke
by Monroe Robinson Millions of North American TV viewers first met Dick Proenneke through the programme “Alone in the Wilderness,” which documents Dick’s 30 year adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. On the shores of Twin Lakes, Dick built his cabin and nearly all of the household objects he required to survive, from the ingenious wooden hinges on his front door to the metal ice...
£47.50 (VAT exempt)

James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints
By Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney James Krenov (1920-2009) was one of the most influential woodworking writers, instructors and designers of the 20th century. His best-selling books – starting with “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook” – inspired tens of thousands of people to pick up the tools and build things to the highest standard. Yet, little is known about his life, except...
Was £49.00 Now £32.50 (VAT exempt)
Hands Employed Aright
Hands Employed Aright
By Joshua A. Klein Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) was the first settled minister of the frontier town of Blue Hill, Maine. Harvard-educated and handy with an axe, Fisher spent his adult life building furniture for his community. Fortunately for us, Fisher recorded every aspect of his life as a woodworker and minister on the frontier. In this book, author Joshua A. Klein, the founder of , examines...
£55.00 (VAT exempt)

Stanley Catalogue No. 34
Stanley Catalogue No. 34
More than 100 years ago, Stanley Tools printed handsome catalogues that illustrated the company's woodworking and carpentry tools with detailed illustrations and descriptions of how the tools worked. Though few of these catalogues survive, they are an invaluable source of information for hand-tool users, offering exploded parts lists of complex tools - such as the No. 45 plane - and advice on...
£22.00 (VAT exempt)