Gazette Archive 5/26/00
A book review: By Edward Vaisvilas
Title: Weekend Woodworking for the
It's "Woodworking for Dummies," and that's not meant in a negative way.
My skills with wood creations are intermediate, at best. I've seen books and magazines which promise "easy to follow" instructions, only to discover that construction would be easy if I had a shop only Norm Abrams could love.
After thoroughly reading "Weekend Woodworking" and taking on a project (Duckboard Bench, page 102), I was honestly impressed. The lack of a need for expensive specialty tools, and the well written instructions make any project in the book a virtual breeze for the most inexperienced woodworker.
If you can follow step by step directions, you can build it.
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