“AN INDISPENSABLE RESOURCE FOR WOODWORKERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS”
In Foundations of Woodworking (The Taunton Press, $39.99, 288pp; available October 2021), author Michael Pekovich follows up where his bestselling The Why & How of Woodworking left off. His new book explains the very core of the craft of woodworking: laying out, cutting, and assembling joinery for furniture and other treasured wood pieces.
After an introductory chapter on basic woodworking strategies that apply to anything you might build, Pekovich dives into a step-by-step project-by-project description of essential wood joints, from rabbets and dadoes through mortise and tenons to dovetails and miters. Master these joints–with a combination of power tools and hand tools—and you’ll be able to create just about any design you can imagine.
Mike’s new book includes a selection of inspiring projects, including a wall cabinet, chimney cupboard, and arched entry table, a desk divider, a dining chair and many more. Whether you are a novice or professional, woodworkers of all types will love this meaningful, practical approach to woodworking that Pekovich brings to the workshop, making Foundations of Woodworking a must-have classic that will live on for generations. Marc Adams, founder of the Marc Adams School of Woodworking commented: Foundations of Woodworking is “the best woodworking book, on process, that I have ever read—and I have read them all.”
Mike is also teaching an online class based on his book, Foundations of Woodworking beginning January 26, 2022. The course will take you step-by-step through basic strategies that apply to anything you might build. Visit www.foundationsofwoodworking.com
MICHAEL PEKOVICH is the editor and creative director for Fine Woodworking magazine. His taste in furniture is typical of Fine Woodworking readers. Mike enjoys working with native hardwoods, keeping his designs simple, and focusing on hand-cut joinery. With a reputation as a patient and effective teacher, Mike has conducted a number of video workshops and teaches regularly at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking and the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana.
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Contact: Mark Peterson, Taunton Press