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Scroll down to read out about the best woodworking books, our digital books and woodworking videos from some of the most trusted names in the field (including Thomas Moser, Jim Tolpin, Bob Flexner, Christopher Schwarz, the editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine and more). Plus, you’ll find books on a wide variety of woodworking topics beyond how to make furniture, finishing and shop projects – including how to build birdhouses and worry-free kitchen makeovers. You’ll find free chapter excerpts, book reviews, news about books and videos we have on the horizon and more.

The Drawer Book – Excerpt

A drawer alone — just an open box — is an oddity. For it to work as intended, it has to be installed in a case in a way that allows it to be opened and closed. In this excerpt from "The Drawer Book", you'll learn all about runners, guides and kickers to make...

Taking Pictures of Woodworking

Let's face it – it's tough enough to be a good woodworker, let alone be able to write about it. But when it comes to taking photos of your work to share with friends (or magazine editors) it can seem like a daunting task. Here we've posted a "Photography Guide for Authors" that will...

VIDEO – The Drawer Book – Blooper Reel

When asked to add a video component to The Drawer Book (available in July from Popular Woodworking Books), our intrepid editors were happy to oblige. We did manage to produce 30 minutes of useful information about drawer hardware, but along the way there were some...glitches. Happily, they last less than two minutes...

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Under the Rope and Into the Doghouse

I remember the first time I saw a picture of the clock at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. It was a reproduction in the Stickley catalog. I looked at the picture of the clock in the catalog and instantly assumed from the photo that it was a mantel clock. I would learn...