Thomas Dennis emigrated to America from England in 1663, settling in Ipswich, a Massachusetts village a long day’s sail north of Boston. He had apprenticed in joinery, the most common method of making furniture in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain, and he became Ipswich’s second joiner, setting up shop in the heart of the village. During…


Chainsaw carving is quickly becoming a popular hobby for woodworkers and a lucrative way to earn money selling carvings. Now, you can learn the secrets to transforming an ordinary piece of wood into a striking work of art with the easy-to-follow instructions in this book. Inside Chainsaw Carving a Bear you’ll find 3 step-by-step projects…


The bandsaw is one of the most widely used woodworking tools, found in 3 out 4 home and professional workshops. Although deceptively simple — a steel blade rotating around two rubber-clad wheels, the bandsaw does its best work when it’s tuned properly. Unfortunately, most owner’s manuals provided by tool manufacturers are difficult to understand, and…


Mexican Colonial architecture is beautifully presented in Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homes, featuring photographs of homes, architectural details, and furniture. Relive the ambience of the old Spanish aristocracy, where every form of construction and all the furnishings of a home were made by artists and artisans with a knowledge of their handicrafts and a…


Francois Halard’s first assignment, to photograph Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary Paris apartment when he was 23, cemented his reputation as one of the most original photographic eyes of our era. 30 years later Halard still captures our imagination with his breathtaking photographs of the glorious homes of the most important tastemakers, artists, and designers of…