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The used lumber project book
Pierce, Kerry.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT180 .P524 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Library Journal Review

Woodworking is a great hobby, but one of its downsides is the high cost of materials. One way to reduce this cost is to make projects from used lumber, which is also responsible from an environmental standpoint. A professional woodworker and contributing editor to Woodwork magazine, Pierce offers readers several tips for finding sources of good used wood (e.g., crates, pallets, old furniture, concrete forms, and dumpsters) and shows how to remove staples and nails so they can be recycled. Using this type of material takes a bit of extra work, but, as the numerous color photos attest, the results can be beautiful. Pierce provides instructions for many attractive projects, including boxes, an easel, coasters, blocks, a bench, and a table. Each project includes a detailed bill of materials, a number of clear illustrations, and detailed instructions. This title will be of interest to many woodworkers, so it should be part of most public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Sources of Supplyp. 8
Project 1 Mixed-Wood Boxesp. 14
Project 2 Step Stoolp. 22
Project 3 Desk Caddyp. 32
Project 4 Picture Framep. 42
Project 5 Benchp. 48
Project 6 Little Red Boxp. 58
Project 7 Country-Style Sofa Tablep. 68
Project 8 Rustic Toolboxp. 80
Project 9 Coastersp. 88
Project 10 Collapsible Light-Duty Sawhorsep. 96
Project 11 Children's Blocksp. 106
Project 12 Tabletop Artist's Easelp. 110
Project 13 Paper Clip Boxp. 118
Galleryp. 124
Indexp. 128