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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tree Craft by Chris Lubkemann

comments (28) April 25th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Tree Craft: 35 Rustic Wood Projects That Bring the Outdoors In
by Chris Lubkemann.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 128 pp.

This book has 35 projects that can “bring the outdoors in”. Tree Craft by Chris Lubkemann tells you how to make rustic wood pieces for your home using found twigs, sticks and logs. Examples of the projects include lamps, a key chain, salt & pepper shakers and clothes hooks and racks. “Going green” is such a hot topic and maybe this book can help in the effort by providing creative ways to decorate your home with found items.

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

Check back here later to see what he has to say about the book.

posted in: blogs, giveaway, Books, book reviews

Comments (28)

Sixty_Vette Sixty_Vette writes: Well, thanks again Fine Woodworking first for the opportunity to win this book, and secondly for actually winning it!

When first informed, my impression was this book would provide 35 unique projects - and thats it. Well I was pleasently surprised there was more in this book.

First, it starts with "Getting Started". The author takes you through the different woods, their properties, how to find the wood and preparing the bark before you start your projects. Never really put much thought into that aspect of the project.

There is also a section on "Sharpening" - keeping your knife (or carving tools) sharp - very nice touch!

The remainder of the book breaks the 35 projects into 5 diffeerent categories: Decorating, Dining, Living, Playing and Working.

Overall I am pleased with the book, and look forward to making some of the projects for family and friends!

Thanks again!!

Bob (aka Sixty Vette)
Posted: 12:34 pm on May 11th

Sixty_Vette Sixty_Vette writes: Thank You Finewoodworking! I look forward to receiving it!
Posted: 11:32 am on May 4th

MrC MrC writes: Please sign me up! Thanks!

Posted: 3:20 pm on May 1st

atoma atoma writes: I love live edges and natural feel of items. Sign me up, baby!!
Posted: 12:30 pm on April 30th

manu31 manu31 writes: Tree Craft and me
Posted: 11:39 am on April 29th

philfaden philfaden writes: I've always loved to work with green wood - the smell and the tactile sensations are terrific. But alas, as the wood dries, my creations begin to shrink/warp/mutate into items that have only a sorry resemblance to my initial planned effort. I am hoping that this book will help in my long struggle to be able to show others my ideas before they begin to dissolve.
Posted: 9:22 am on April 29th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Looks interesting, count me in
Posted: 6:55 am on April 29th

Lori K Lori K writes: Seems like an interseting book to add to my woodworking library.

Posted: 1:53 am on April 29th

tlpmap tlpmap writes: Another winner for the library!
Posted: 2:21 pm on April 28th

mainerustic mainerustic writes: I love working with wood and I especially enjoy rustic wood creations. I'm always looking for new ideas, so this book is of great interest to me. Sure hope I win!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 7:13 am on April 28th

woodweasel woodweasel writes: Always looking for new ideas. Haven't tried any of this yet, so sign me up!!!

Posted: 7:05 pm on April 27th

Walt Walt writes: Looks like a good book
Posted: 10:55 am on April 27th

BA3 BA3 writes: Looks very interesting -- and something I've thought about but never pursued.
Posted: 1:02 pm on April 26th

kevmc_Samm kevmc_Samm writes: perfect project ideas for the cabin in Maine
Posted: 12:06 pm on April 26th

cwelte cwelte writes: This looks like a really cool book!
Posted: 11:46 am on April 26th

Sixty_Vette Sixty_Vette writes: Property butts up against metro parks - tons of downed trees to get material from - "WOOD" love this book!!! Sign me up!


Posted: 10:50 am on April 26th

zannab zannab writes: Looks like something that would be fun to explore with my kids
Posted: 10:49 am on April 26th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: Very interesting...add me to the list.
Posted: 10:46 am on April 26th

LBF LBF writes: I want to try this.
Posted: 9:10 am on April 26th

Kevin_Smith Kevin_Smith writes: Right up my alley!
Posted: 8:03 am on April 26th

forummfg forummfg writes: sign me up!
Posted: 7:48 am on April 26th

krisintoronto krisintoronto writes: Great ideas. Sign me up, please. Thanks!
Posted: 10:08 pm on April 25th

Spudwood Spudwood writes: Outside comes inside and inside becomes outside, love it.

Posted: 9:27 pm on April 25th

CMacLeod CMacLeod writes: This sounds like an interesting new horizon to explore.
Posted: 7:15 pm on April 25th

pacris pacris writes: Always looking for new and innovative projects!
Posted: 6:31 pm on April 25th

davecook davecook writes: Rustic wood projects... sounds interesting. Sign me up please.
Posted: 6:09 pm on April 25th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Put my name in the hopper please, looks intriguing.
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 25th

dugan1 dugan1 writes: sounds interesting

Posted: 11:46 am on April 25th

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