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Three new books for carpenters

By Tara Nolan October 19th, 2011

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If you’re looking to drop subtle gift hints, here are three new books that are coming out this fall.

Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac

Rough Cut (Taunton Press) is a collection of 12 projects from the first season of the Emmy-nominated, eponymous show. Heralded as the “Van Gogh of woodworking” by professional mag The Woodshop News, Tommy Mac and co-author Laurie Donnelly present detailed drawings, step-by-step pics and plenty of tips to help you hone your craft.

Price: $27.95

Available: November 8

18th Century Furniture: Seven Traditional Heirloom Projects to Grace Your Home

Looking for an heirloom project to while away the winter hours? 18th Century Furniture by John Kelsey (Fox Chapel Publishing) features seven classic American furniture designs, including a four-poster bed and blanket chest, with detailed shop drawings that dissect each step.

Price: $20.95

Available: December 1


A Carpenter’s Life As Told by Houses

For more of an easy-chair read, grab A Carpenter’s Life As Told By Houses (Taunton Press). Part memoir, part how-to, veteran carpenter Larry Haun reminisces about the homes he’s built throughout his career, ruminating over the process and his connection to green construction.

Price: $25.95

Available: Now

* Are there any new carpentry books that you can recommend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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