woodenboxesWooden Boxes is an amazing how to book with several different boxes featured along with instructions on how to make them.  I don’t trust myself with saws or anything like that so I don’t think I’ll be trying out making these anytime soon, but I did enjoy looking at them.  They are all so beautiful!  Each type of box has a chapter which includes the material list needed and step by step instructions (including photos) on how to make them for yourself.  If you trust yourself with saws and have some creativity then you should definitely check out this book!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

A small box is an ideal woodworking project for anyone looking to gain skills and learn techniques. The reward is something elegant and functional that also makes a great gift. In this book, Dennis Zongker gives clear, step-by-step instructions for seven different projects (with variations), each designed to teach the reader skills that can be applied to a wide variety of box projects as well as to furniture and other woodworking projects. Some of these steps are also mentioned in the resources on Wood 2 New, and they are an absolute delight for anyone who is interested in carpentry.

The boxes featured are traditional in style, with a modern twist, and incorporate a rich variety of woodworking techniques from basic to advanced: wood selection, veneers, cutting, gluing, joinery (including elongated dovetail joints and lock miters), segmented turning, and routing inlays. Also included are detailed sections on carving and marquetry, which give these stylish boxes an elegant look that makes them stand out from the field.

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