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Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should Read

Here is a list of the best Woodworking books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Contents
  1. The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert (1996)
  2. The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips (Landauer) More Than 40 Projects with Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Plans and Over 200 Photos (2001)
  3. Essential Joinery: The Fundamental Techniques Every Woodworker Should Know (2019)
  4. Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques, and Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1,200 Photos & Illustrations, 41 Complete Plans, Easy-to-Follow Diagrams & Expert Guidance (2019)
  5. Great Book of Woodworking Tips: Over 650 Ingenious Workshop Tips, Techniques, and Secrets from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Shop-Tested and Photo-Illustrated (2012)
  6. Hybrid Woodworking: Blending Power & Hand Tools for Quick, Quality Furniture (Popular Woodworking) (2013)
  7. Doormaking: Materials, Techniques, and Projects for Building Your First Door (2017)
  8. Woodworking Basics – Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship – An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools (2003)
  9. The Art of Japanese Joinery (1982)
  10. Workshops: Expert advice for designing a great woodshop in any space (2019)
  11. How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions: 28 Projects to Make Your Workshop More Efficient from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Torsion Boxes, Outfeed Tables, & More (2011)
  12. One-Board Woodworking Projects (2012)
  13. The Complete Japanese Joinery (1995)

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert (1996)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadWith 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.
Author(s): Albert Jackson, David Day

The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips (Landauer) More Than 40 Projects with Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Plans and Over 200 Photos (2001)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadThe Complete Guide to Woodworking features detailed plans for 40 stunning projects for woodworkers of all levels, plus more than 1,200 step-by-step illustrations across 480 pages.
Author(s): Tom Carpenter, Mark Johanson

Essential Joinery: The Fundamental Techniques Every Woodworker Should Know (2019)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadWith the knowledge of only a handful of essential joints, a woodworker can build anything he can imagine… Whether it’s a kitchen cabinet or an 18th century highboy, the foundation for all types of woodworking can be boiled down to a handful of essential joinery skills. Once learned, these joinery methods can be used to create almost anything the woodworker’s mind can imagine.
Author(s): Marc Spagnuolo

Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques, and Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1,200 Photos & Illustrations, 41 Complete Plans, Easy-to-Follow Diagrams & Expert Guidance (2019)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadGet the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,200 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness.
Author(s): Tom Carpenter

Great Book of Woodworking Tips: Over 650 Ingenious Workshop Tips, Techniques, and Secrets from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Shop-Tested and Photo-Illustrated (2012)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadKeep the Great Book of Woodworking Tips close by your workbench for a ready source of inspired, shop-tested advice for woodworking success on any project! This ultimate collection of tips includes how to: This is the essential DIY reference, packed with reader-written woodworking tips and techniques from American Woodworker magazine, the premier publication for woodworkers.
Author(s): Randy Johnson

Hybrid Woodworking: Blending Power & Hand Tools for Quick, Quality Furniture (Popular Woodworking) (2013)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadIn the last few years, there’s been a push to return to the roots of woodworking when every step was done with hand tools–from resawing lumber and planing it flat, to cutting joins and creating profiles. Working this way can produce beautiful results, but is it the best method for woodworking in the 21st century?In Hybrid Woodworking, author and Internet woodworking star offers a more efficient approach that combines the strength of power-tool and hand-tool techniques.
Author(s): Marc Spagnuolo

Doormaking: Materials, Techniques, and Projects for Building Your First Door (2017)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadFew pieces of furniture, save perhaps chairs, work as hard as doors. Building them to last, especially exterior doors, takes knowledge and experience that don’t come from making other types of furniture, such as tables and bookcases.
Author(s): Strother Purdy

Woodworking Basics – Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship – An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools (2003)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadWoodworking 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.
Author(s): Peter Korn

The Art of Japanese Joinery (1982)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadThe joiner’s art, almost forgotten in the West by all but fine cabinetmakers, has had a long history in Japan, where it is still vigorously alive. The reputation of the traditional carpenter rests largely on his skill as a joiner, choosing and fashioning joints unknown in the West. This is lively introduction to Japanese joinery not only delves lovingly into the unique history and development of Japanese carpentry, but also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery.
Author(s): KIyosi Seike

Workshops: Expert advice for designing a great woodshop in any space (2019)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadFor years, woodworkers have turned to Fine Woodworking magazine, in particular the popular annual “Tools & Shops” issue, for advice about setting up their woodworking shop. This book is a collection of the best of those workshop articles from the last 10 years. It covers all aspects of setting up a shop from choosing a location and adding heating and cooling, through accessories and storage options to how to use the shop safely and comfortably.
Author(s): Editors of Fine Woodworking

How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions: 28 Projects to Make Your Workshop More Efficient from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Torsion Boxes, Outfeed Tables, & More (2011)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadHow to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions contains everything you wanted to know about building a workbench, making outfeed tables for shop machines, making work tables and assembly tables, and storage cabinets for tools, materials, and supplies.
Author(s): Randy Johnson

One-Board Woodworking Projects (2012)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadScraps to sometreasures to those who can see the potential! One-Board Woodworking Projects is a clearly illustrated, practical guide to building fabulously functional household projects from a single plank of wood.
Author(s): Andy Standing

The Complete Japanese Joinery (1995)

 Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should ReadBook by Sato, Hideo, Nakahara, Yasua
Author(s): Hideo Sato , Yasua Nakahara , et al.

Best Woodworking Books Everyone Should Read

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 woodworking 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.

DIY outdoors Woodworking Projects : Easy Steps Guide To Outdoor Woodworking Projects For Beginners

Author(s): Victor PH.D, George
ID: 2874358, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 262 Kb, Format: epub

Woodworking Projects for Beginners: A Step-By-Step Beginner's Guide To Woodworking and Its Techniques. Including Indoor and Outdoor Projects and Safety Tips

Author(s): Robert Mahogany
ID: 2875216, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

DK - Woodworking Step By Step 2021

Author(s): DK Publishing
ID: 2909688, Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 42 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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