Our list of some of the best Carpentry books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook (DEWALT Series) (2018)
- The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert (1996)
- Carpentry Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback (5th Edition) (2013)
- Woodworking Basics – Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship – An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools (2003)
- Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction (RSMeans) (2019)
- Carpentry Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton’s Complete) (2012)
- Carpentry and Joinery Illustrated (2010)
- Trim Carpentry (For Pros By Pros) (2012)
- Modern Carpentry Workbook (2015)
- Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins: Taunton’s BLP: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton’s Build Like a Pro) (2002)
- DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook (DEWALT Series) (2011)
- Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades (3rd Edition) (2011)
With abundant, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, the DEWALT CARPENTRY AND FRAMING COMPLETE HANDBOOK, Second Edition, is an ideal resource to help today’s students master the basics of carpentry and framing. The text is logically organized to provide a comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the trade, from foundations and floors to walls, rafters, and roofs–as well as special topics such as stairs, railings, porches, and decks.
The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert (1996)
With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic.
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more!
Woodworking Basics – Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship – An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools (2003)
Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author’s introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn’s method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship.
Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition—Updated and Expanded is a comprehensive guide to rough carpentry and framing, written by an expert with over forty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through step-by-step framing instructions for floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of full-color illustrations and photos enable novice and professional framers to understand and master framing techniques.
The nuts and bolts of carpentry, all in one handy volume. Carpenter and author Andy Engel provides homeowners with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference for covering all home carpentry projects from the most basic to the most advanced. Full of authoritative and reliable information, Carpentry Complete is designed to help any homeowner or DIYer tackle projects with confidence.
Finally back in print, Carpentry & Joinery, first published in 1907, is the bible of finish carpentry from a golden era of architectural woodworking. Every aspect of joinery is covered in this book, with more than 1800 engravings and twelve spectacular plates to illustrate the topics. This incredibly comprehensive volume contains chapters on timber; joints; floors; partitions; windows; doors; moldings; tools and more.
Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry.
Modern Carpentry Workbook (2015)
NOTE:This is a workbook.This workbook has been prepared for use with the textbook, Modern Carpentry. The workbook is designed to help you in your study of carpentry. It will reinforce your understanding of the correct procedures and the vast amount of technical information connected with the trade.
Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins: Taunton’s BLP: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton’s Build Like a Pro) (2002)
Learn how to get tight miters and crisp details when casing doors and windows, running baseboard, and putting up crown molding. Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins shows you how to get professional results with all of your common trim projects.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or just entering the construction industry, this is the ultimate handbook for residential wood framing and related topics. Packed with powerful, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook does just that by spelling out, through pictures, the step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts.
offers a unique approach based on the authors' experience in building construction and applied education. Loaded with photographs and detailed drawings, the text illustrates the underlying mathematics in each step of the building process.
Best Carpentry Books: The Ultimate Collection
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some carpentry books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Carpentry skills for Certificate III
Author(s): Alister Ford; Michael Hick; Daniel Bonnici
ID: 3169635, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 159 Mb, Format: pdf
Woodworking Plans and Projects: The Step-by-Step Guide to Start Your Carpentry Workshop and to Enrich Your Home
Author(s): Deck, Anthony
ID: 2948910, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Carpentry Skills for Certificate III, 2nd Edition
Author(s): Daniel Bonnici; Alister Ford; Michael Hick
ID: 3161310, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 60 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.