Beginner's Guide to Woodworking HTML version
So, you've decided that you want to learn woodworking. You
go into the store, and find mass-produced pieces of
furniture, and you want to make your own, something
original. That’s one of the joys of woodworking as a hobby.
You can take a few pieces of lumber and other materials,
some tools and your imagination, and with your own two
hands create a piece of woodcraft that you can be proud of.
Quite often, you can even create something for much less
than it would cost to buy one at the store.
This hobby of woodworking is growing in popularity,
especially among women. More and more, women are
picking up saws, drills, and other tools to create unique
furniture and accessories for their homes. So, woodworking
isn't just for men anymore.
Woodworking isn't limited to making furniture. You can
create toys, figurines, and other items out of wood.
Where do you begin in woodworking? Well, there are several
ways to get started in this hobby. You could take a class at a
community college, or read up on it in books and magazines.
Some people simply jump into it and get started. How you
begin should depend on how experienced you are with
This purpose of this book is to guide you in getting started,
learning some woodworking terminology, choosing tools and
wood, and to set up a workspace. This is not a
comprehensive guide, simply a beginner's guide in getting