27 Books Every Woodworker Should Read
Experts and editors weigh in on the volumes that fostered and fed their careers
Synopsis: Do you remember which book had the biggest impact on your woodworking career? We polled Fine Woodworking authors and editors to find out which titles inspired them when they were starting out. Each volume on the list is, in our opinion, a must read.
Ask around and you may find two common themes among woodworkers: Their shops are overrun with old handplanes, and their bookshelves are brimming with inspiring tomes on the craft.
We decided to survey Fine Woodworking’s staff members and regular contributors to find out which books have had the greatest impact on their woodworking careers. Many remember the book that first got them hooked or was responsible for influencing the techniques and philosophies that they continue to practice in their shops today.
While some popular titles didn’t make our list, the ones we compiled can serve as a great source of inspiration, as well as…