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UPDATE: Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan

comments (103) August 28th, 2014 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan
Linden Publishing, 2014.
$19.95; 112 pp.

We have a winner!

Handmade Furniture is packed with projects like a cutting board, coffee table, and bedside tables, all originally made with metric measurements and now also including imperial measurements. The book is aimed at beginner to intermediate woodworkers and includes step-by-step instructions as well as detailed photos and illustrations. Nathan has written the book in a way that allows the reader to feel good about making changes to the wood selections or dimensions of the pieces – in fact he encourages it. So, if you are ready to be inspired to build a bunch of different projects for your home, leave a comment below.

Lucky Woodchunker is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

We sure to check back often for more great giveaways.

posted in: blogs, giveaway, book review, , handmade furniture

Comments (103)

MacGarnett MacGarnett writes: i like to make furniture, thanks for this book.
Posted: 3:29 am on June 26th

Jamesjacob Jamesjacob writes: nice
Posted: 11:59 am on May 26th

Ashtonjames Ashtonjames writes: superb
Posted: 12:20 pm on May 12th

jdbfl jdbfl writes: I'm ready to be inspired!
Posted: 11:51 am on January 26th

swagmann swagmann writes: Nice article but what is with the ads prior to all the vidoes. We are paying customers for FWW internet vidoes. As a paying customer I don't think we should have to put up with being forced to view ads. Is this really necessary?
Posted: 1:01 pm on September 2nd

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat in the ring!
Posted: 12:53 am on August 26th

Miguelantonio Miguelantonio writes: Excelent. This book could help me to improve my skills. Look greats.
Posted: 6:03 pm on August 25th

leeh522 leeh522 writes: perfect.
Posted: 5:17 pm on August 25th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Thank you!
Posted: 1:42 pm on August 25th

user-3754622 user-3754622 writes: It is available for less on amazon, although I would rather support Taunton press.
Posted: 8:37 am on August 25th

elliegirl elliegirl writes: Since I am a collector of woodworking books I would love to add this one free
Posted: 10:56 pm on August 24th

woodchunker woodchunker writes: Looks like a good edition to learn more hand tool techniques.
Posted: 8:23 pm on August 24th

SillyGoose1 SillyGoose1 writes: I always get inspired seeing great projects like the one on the cover.
Posted: 7:19 pm on August 24th

Roffy Roffy writes: Can't wait to win it and start my next woodworking project.
Posted: 4:09 pm on August 24th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: This looks like a great book.
Posted: 8:49 am on August 24th

jverreault jverreault writes: I would love to add this tome to my library.
Posted: 10:24 pm on August 23rd

user-3698381 user-3698381 writes: This looks good. Thanks!
Posted: 9:46 pm on August 23rd

MasFro MasFro writes: I need all the help I can get. Pick me and I will make good use of the book.
Posted: 8:57 pm on August 23rd

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat!
Posted: 8:51 pm on August 23rd

Rfcarney Rfcarney writes: Pick me !
Posted: 4:50 pm on August 23rd

Chadwix Chadwix writes: Looks like a good book, I could use a copy!

Posted: 10:41 am on August 23rd

user-2338655 user-2338655 writes: This looks like a great book.
Posted: 10:26 am on August 23rd

Dahlbergia Dahlbergia writes: Sign me up ... and please draw my name!
Posted: 10:20 am on August 23rd

highly_figured highly_figured writes: Another nice book I would love to add to my library. I'm in.
Posted: 10:09 am on August 23rd

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Count me in looks like a great book.Hope to add it to my library.
Posted: 10:04 am on August 23rd

retireejd retireejd writes: I really could use this book!
Posted: 9:12 am on August 23rd

user-1036906 user-1036906 writes: Looks very good. I may have to purchase even if I don't win!
Posted: 8:40 am on August 23rd

dadsalmons dadsalmons writes: Looks like a book I would enjoy reading and maybe make something too.
Posted: 5:58 am on August 23rd

nategraham nategraham writes: yay!!!!!

Posted: 4:26 am on August 23rd

Dingaan Dingaan writes: I appreciate the section on wood selection. Always a challenge.
Posted: 4:07 am on August 23rd

user-2560066 user-2560066 writes: Looks like a useful book.
Posted: 2:49 am on August 23rd

leeh522 leeh522 writes: Just what I need.
Posted: 9:26 am on August 22nd

jross827 jross827 writes: looks interesting
Posted: 12:00 pm on August 21st

DustyCarpenter DustyCarpenter writes: I'm up for another challange
Posted: 9:51 am on August 21st

kgehrke kgehrke writes: Looks good. I'm in!
Posted: 3:41 pm on August 20th

kbranch12 kbranch12 writes: I'm looking forward to reading this book and getting into the shop! Thank you!
Posted: 12:45 pm on August 20th

forrestb forrestb writes: I like having projects lined up. Makes my life a pleasure.
Posted: 12:26 pm on August 20th

TopspinD TopspinD writes: Looks cool. Please count me in!
Posted: 11:20 am on August 20th

cezovski cezovski writes: This would make an awesome birthday gift for my husband!
Posted: 12:47 am on August 20th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: I'd like to throw my hat in the ring for this one. Thanks guys.
Posted: 9:20 pm on August 19th

fortyhourdays fortyhourdays writes: I'd like to read it.
Posted: 7:00 pm on August 19th

fuzzychum fuzzychum writes: hook me up.
Posted: 6:57 pm on August 19th

Rambler Rambler writes: This would be a perfect addition to my small, but growing library!
Posted: 6:03 pm on August 19th

jim1954 jim1954 writes: Sound's interesting would have been to show contents and a. Preview chapter
Posted: 5:08 pm on August 19th

AdventurousConifer AdventurousConifer writes: Looks like some great projects!
Posted: 3:08 pm on August 19th

LBF LBF writes: Please!
Posted: 12:37 pm on August 19th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Sounds great, count me in.
Posted: 12:19 pm on August 19th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Sounds great, count me in.
Posted: 12:18 pm on August 19th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Sounds great, count me in.
Posted: 12:18 pm on August 19th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: This would be a nice book to have.
Posted: 10:39 am on August 19th

DanRode DanRode writes: Great book!
Posted: 9:23 am on August 19th

AYM AYM writes: fantastic!
Posted: 12:34 am on August 19th

droy12dennis droy12dennis writes: Count me in.
Posted: 9:03 pm on August 18th

Portage1969 Portage1969 writes: I never win anything.
Posted: 8:45 pm on August 18th

dwpearl dwpearl writes: Looks great!
Posted: 8:00 pm on August 18th

dwpearl dwpearl writes: Looks great!
Posted: 8:00 pm on August 18th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Thank you
Posted: 6:58 pm on August 18th

308defense 308defense writes: All the furniture I make is hand made. Maybe this book will help me build better furniture.
Thank you for the book
Posted: 5:06 pm on August 18th

jpf1182 jpf1182 writes: Sounds like a book that fits my journey in woodworking. I would call myself an intermediate woodworker who needs some guidance along the way.

Posted: 2:56 pm on August 18th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: Sounds like the perfect book for me - just enough hand holding and encouragement to try something!
Posted: 1:04 pm on August 18th

snichols snichols writes: Looks decent
Posted: 12:28 pm on August 18th

grin grin writes: Thank you in advance.
Posted: 12:17 pm on August 18th

flintols flintols writes: looks like something I could use on my house project :)
Posted: 11:05 am on August 18th

mdgogolen mdgogolen writes: In, thanks!
Posted: 11:00 am on August 18th

realreal realreal writes: Looks like an interesting book and having 21 projects to choose from makes it even better.

Posted: 10:24 am on August 18th

Sami101 Sami101 writes: I'm in for a good read
Posted: 9:11 am on August 18th

bko bko writes: Looks like great book!
Posted: 9:07 am on August 18th

Wesminsterite Wesminsterite writes: Looking forward to reading it. I'm a hand tool amateur but am looking for a good project (and many hours) to start learning.
Posted: 10:57 pm on August 17th

Barkley629 Barkley629 writes: It will make my life complete.
Posted: 9:22 pm on August 17th

SeeRockCity SeeRockCity writes: In
Posted: 9:10 pm on August 17th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: I'd love to read this book!
Posted: 6:52 pm on August 17th

Craig70 Craig70 writes: I will have a go!
Posted: 5:07 pm on August 17th

muley muley writes: Always looking for new inspiration.
Posted: 4:21 pm on August 17th

vt_atx vt_atx writes: Looks like a nice book with some great projects
Posted: 4:19 pm on August 17th

TomComputer TomComputer writes: This sounds like the perfect book for me.
Posted: 3:57 pm on August 17th

vcayenne vcayenne writes: Sounds like the best excuse I can proffer for going out to buy more wood: "Honey, I've got to use my gift…"
Posted: 3:10 pm on August 17th

Tirebiter14 Tirebiter14 writes: I'd fairly literate and think I'd could write a crackerjack review of the book. Plus, I never win anything. What a great time to turn around the world's longest losing streak.

Pick me!
Posted: 10:24 am on August 17th

Millo_77 Millo_77 writes: Simple but very elegant and classy design, great use of grain on that cover. I'd love to check it out. Thanks.
Posted: 9:30 am on August 17th

lknoedler lknoedler writes: Book matched panels and mixing wood grains are 2 great techniques. It would be great to see the inside of this book.
Posted: 8:17 am on August 17th

Woodworkingfats Woodworkingfats writes: Another reason to have to acquire some more lumber. :-)
Posted: 7:28 am on August 17th

susancerve susancerve writes: love to have it!
Posted: 4:34 am on August 17th

StephenPaul StephenPaul writes: looks like a book I would love to have
Posted: 4:11 am on August 17th

jdbfl jdbfl writes: I'm in!
Posted: 9:42 pm on August 16th

ekriener ekriener writes: looks good.
Posted: 7:06 pm on August 16th

golf18t golf18t writes: would be interesting read
Posted: 6:29 pm on August 16th

jeffreyi_2 jeffreyi_2 writes: Me, too
Posted: 5:41 pm on August 16th

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: Looks interesting.
Posted: 3:43 pm on August 16th

Sprint15s Sprint15s writes: Looks like an awesome book!
Posted: 2:46 pm on August 16th

spauly spauly writes: Looks like a good book
Posted: 2:45 pm on August 16th

buoyd buoyd writes: Would love to have this book.
Posted: 2:13 pm on August 16th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I have seen this book at the bookstore and was impressed by the projects. I particularly like the tall wall cabinets on the cover. Count me in.
Posted: 1:22 pm on August 16th

schmura22 schmura22 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 1:18 pm on August 16th

MikeSweet MikeSweet writes: Looking forward to reading it when I win.
Posted: 12:27 pm on August 16th

baudi baudi writes: Please and thank you.
Posted: 12:01 pm on August 16th

rtomson rtomson writes: Yes, please!
Posted: 11:51 am on August 16th

gaparrott gaparrott writes: Count me in.

Posted: 11:44 am on August 16th

TimH47 TimH47 writes: Love the cover!
Posted: 10:53 am on August 16th

SeanRubino SeanRubino writes: Nice book. Can't wait to read it.
Posted: 10:10 am on August 16th

ScoFF ScoFF writes: I'd like to sharpen my handtool skills but would love this book to give the boost for ideas/steps.
Posted: 10:03 am on August 16th

byerbyer byerbyer writes: Allons-Y!
Posted: 10:02 am on August 16th

John_Moran John_Moran writes: That would look nice on my bookshelf ... assuming your offer reaches across The Pond, which they never do.
Posted: 9:32 am on August 16th

Knoname8 Knoname8 writes: Sounds like a great book
Posted: 8:52 am on August 16th

jbeal jbeal writes: Looks great!
Posted: 8:10 am on August 16th

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