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Here’s a great new book from Spike Carlsen. Although it leans toward simple projects, even an experienced woodworker will glean good info from the text and photos.
The book contains a boat load of handy projects. They’re simple to build, and most use materials
you can easily get from home centers.
The drawings are well done, and provide all the dimensions and curves you need to build the
projects. Some of the drawings are hosted on the web site, making it very simple to print and
In addition to info that’s specific to building the project, Spike provides tips and tricks that
you’ll find very useful on a variety of different woodworking tasks. There are jigs and fixtures,
and time-tested tricks that will make your woodworking go better.
Another very cool aspect of this book is the background information it provides. If a project has
been affected by some historical influence, Spike includes the back story. This is good to know,
and is likely to come to bear as you design your own projects.
Don’t be fooled by the title of this book. While it is a great text for a novice woodworker, I’m confident that all woodworkers will gain from owning this book.
Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects