ADVANCED VENEERING & ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES by Scott Grove, offers traditional and alternative techniques for veneering in wood.
Grove is an award-winning artist with 30 years of experience as a self-taught woodworker. Topics include veneer milling, purchasing and inspecting, flattening and conditioning veneer, repairs, layout techniques, straight seaming, taping, wavy contour seams, pressing and spiral matching. The 178-page hardcover sells for $39.99. Contact: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Tel: 610-593-1777. www.schifferbooks.com
BUILT TO LAST: SHAKER FURNITURE, distributed by Fox Chapel Publishing as part of the Built to Last project series, offers step-by-step instructions for building 12 pieces. Projects include the Enfield side chair, a meetinghouse bench, a trestle table and a pie safe. Also included are smaller Shaker projects such as a wall clock, step stool, pegboard and oval boxes. Each project chapter includes detailed drawings and material lists. There’s also information for designing Shaker-style projects on your own. The 144-page softcover sells for $19.95. Contact: Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Tel: 800-457-9112. www.foxchapelpublishing.com
HOW TO MAKE KITCHEN CABINETS is a reference guide from the editors at American Woodworker. It offers instruction for making cabinets from plywood, how to build and install a variety of popular door and drawer styles, and how to select proper hinges and hardware. It also provides basics for installation and adding accessories such as a built-in knife rack, under-cabinet lighting, and rollout shelves. The 256-page softcover sells for $24.95. Contact: Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Tel: 800-457-9112. www.foxchapelpublishing.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue.