Make A Chair From A Tree
18 May 2013, 05:52
1978 | PDF | 76.83MB
When a tree is felled, the wood is green and is easy to cut, split, shave and shape. As it dries, the wood shrinks and hardensQand it becomes vastly more difficult to work. In the old days, wood-workers relied on the ease with which green wood could be worked to make the parts they needed, and on the way wood shrinks to hold these parts together. These old ways have almost been lost, but are revived here for the modern woodworker. Make a Chair From a Tree is a lively and informative introduction to the old ways of splitting and shaping wood straight from the tree to make a light and beautiful, yet rugged, chair. Author John Alexander presents a complete guide to making this elegantly simple chair. He tells you how to fell a tree, split suitable pieces from it and shape those pieces into the parts of the chair, how to finish it, and how to weave a bark seat. Each step is carefully described and thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs.
Smart Bunkie: Full plans for a compact guest cabin
16 May 2013, 22:15
2013 | EPUB | 2.39MB
Whether you want a bunkie as much-needed guest accommodation for friends and extended family, as a place for the kids to hide, or as an all-purpose extension of your cottage space, there are few buildings as iconic in cottage country as a cozy mini-cabin. Maybe you want to adapt a bunkie as a tool shed, an art studio, or a cottage office. But just how do you build one? Designed by Wayne Lennox, Cottage Life's Smart Bunkie gives detailed plans, a materials list, and comprehensive, step-by-step building instructions that will take you through the process, plus useful tips on railings, porches, and loft ladders.
The Paper Boomerang Book
14 May 2013, 06:39
2010 | EPUB | 1.68MB
A detailed reference on the latest craze in lightweight aeronautics, this manual shows how to build and throw paper boomerangs. Techniques for mastering the basics will help beginners, while techniques for impressive throws—such as the behind-the-back toss; the boomerang juggle; the under-the-leg catch; and the dreaded double-handed, backward, double-boomerang throw—will thrill even the most advanced boomeranger. A history of the device and the physics behind its circuitous flight are also included, making this the only comprehensive reference on this fascinating toy.