Book Giveaway: Denning on Cabinet-making - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Book Giveaway: Denning on Cabinet-making

 In Shop Blog, Woodworking Blogs, Woodworking Books

Denning on Cabinet-making

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Jeffreyi,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-making” it is currently available at

After a brief lapse in book giveaways due to a bit of travel, I’m back at it again. This week I’m giving away a copy of “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-making” by David Denning. It’s a high-quality binding of a classic woodworking text that belongs in every woodworker’s collection.

You’ll find insight into wood selection, glue prep, tools and appliances, joinery, decorative details, hardware and much more (just check out the table of contents below). In short, its a fundamental woodworking book that remains relevant to this day. Christopher Schwarz called it “one of the many books that form my core library.” Despite the fact that book was written in the late 1800s, the author’s approach is a no-nonsense one. So, while you get a peek into traditional practices you also get plenty of solid instruction and advice based on timeless cabinet-making and furniture-building basics.

Here’s your chance at a free copy: Simply post a comment and I’ll select one winner at random. But keep in mind this printing is limited, so make sure you get your hands on a copy before they’re gone. Good luck!

Denning Contents

Denning Contents

Denning Contents

Denning Contents



Recent Posts
Showing 106 comments
  • Gene

    Waited like a kid at Christmas to see if I won this. Then, Jeffreyi did (congrats!) Promptly placed an order for one of my own!

  • jeffreyi

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou. I’m really looking forward to reading this book.

  • jim

    Fingers crossed !!!

  • beaver_woodworks

    Can’t wait to read this! I plan on ordering it as soon as I am back in the US.

  • jb6646

    A great addition to any library.

  • amoscalie

    Looks like a great book

  • pallaria

    I’d love to win this book!

  • PatTheMick

    Ooh, yes please!

  • buoyd

    Looks like an informative book.

  • EeyorIs21

    Those rebels cut the pages against the grain and still turned out a great book.

  • sutherland.kenny

    Looks like a winner!


    If I were any older, I would have already read this…

  • Mike

    Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful book. Respectfully in, please!

  • Gordo1986

    I’m just starting out, and this looks like a great learning opportunity.

  • Prangesj

    Please add me to the drawing!

  • erikhinkston

    I have already bought this beautiful book, it is so well done and I’m enjoying the read. If I win this I’ll be shipping it to my son in law that is one year into a new furniture building business.

  • ONaGOODday671

    Here’s to hoping that I win.

  • Dmac85

    Sign me up. Thanks

  • barneyheller

    I’m currently finishing a vanity. It is a test case to see if I can make kitchen cabinets for our remodel. Wife is judge. I’m nervous, need all the help I can get.

  • Kylewilley

    Thank you for your generous offer.

  • pchast

    I’d love a chance to read that. Then I put the books on the M-HW club
    shelf for others in the group. I can always refer to it myself there also.

  • mobleydl

    Here’s to hoping! This would be a much appreciated addition to my collection.

  • shan_tough

    I’d like to be added, thank you!

  • Bneedham225

    I absolutely could use it

  • chabber

    Thanks for the chance chance!

  • owenpt

    Thanks for the chance, hope I win!

    • Leukos

      I am new to woodworking and building a library of good resources, this would be very helpful!

  • Sullivans Papa

    this tome is shelf and workplace worthy!

  • austintnacious

    If I don’t get picked for a free copy are there any available to purchase?

  • Sheil

    I’d love to add this book to my woodworking library.

  • harrison17

    I’d love to have this!

  • Davido

    Put my name in the hat, please.

  • drjohn1963

    Looks like another great book.

    • Nazarethii

      I just started building my first set of cabinets so this would be great.

  • chrisdow38

    I need to start a woodworking library and this would be an awesome start!

  • dshookowsky

    Looks like a great book. I’d love to read it.

  • robertcaddy60

    That wood be amazing to have

  • Farmer Greg

    Looks like a great book!

  • jeffreyi

    Moi, please, thanks!

  • bpasquetti

    Oh please oh please let it be me

  • spopham

    Very cool, Count me in.

  • Joe0907

    Crossing my fingers

  • Jonas Jensen

    This could be really interesting to read.
    Count me in.

  • Matt Buntyn

    Count me in

  • knoname8

    Count me in

  • AlanWS

    I am curious how this book differs from others.

  • terrynjon

    I would like it. Thanks.

  • keithm

    Keep up the good work, Chris!

  • horologist

    One more count me in.

  • paradox

    I need a new book!

  • Old Baleine

    I pray thee give it me.
    I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
    Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows;
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine.

  • mikedavi

    I’ll take that copy.

  • cre84web

    I’m about to build two built ins for my wife…this book could prove very handy!

  • Jon Hershey

    I sure like free books!

  • Randy Allender

    Please add my Name to the hat also. thanks

  • fallsomepioneer

    I’m In!

  • Ed Furlong

    This would look great next to my copy of Wearing’s the essential woodworker and other hand tool volumes–I can certainly use all the help I can get and Denning, Wearing. et al. are the masters!

  • Carpiodiem

    Please count me in!

  • sitzpkt1998

    I would love to add this to my collection.

  • JMAW Works

    I’ll throw my name in here as well.

  • Bill Lattanzio

    Awesome! Count me excited!

  • csmjr91090

    Looks like a great read. Count me in.

  • kdtirrell

    The sharing of wisdom and knowledge…I’ll take some please.

  • gregworks

    I can always use another book.

  • Eveready

    First time poster, I would love to add this to my collection.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  • Riven Joiner

    Have a blessed day!

  • HA

    Thanks will be a nice addition to my library!

  • jkandiko

    Count me in.

  • JumpingJax

    I’m up for it! Looks like a lot of book.

  • brookiefly

    Love using old tools for period furniture. Would love books of the era

  • pmac

    Looks great. Would love to read it and have it for a reference.. (Kudos to Megan for getting this printed in such a nice format.)

  • wvoutpost

    Need all the help I can get!!!!

  • JBSwoodworks

    Put my name in the hat, thank you!

  • Dave

    If it’s part of the Schwarz’s core library, then it ought to be a winner. Here’s hoping I am, too.

  • jmwagle86

    I would love a copy of this!! Great choice for publication!

  • Peggy

    I would love to win this!

  • Matt_Rob

    Richard Denning ..Actor 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon

  • Bly109

    Awesome! Count me in!

  • mtprell

    Another reprinted classic!

  • josephtjohnson

    Sometimes, the old ways are the best ways to do something. Woodworking is always an excellent example.

  • wldrylie

    I purchased it already. Thank you.

  • jbwood

    Looks like some great info. I would love to own this!

  • Joe

    I’m in!

  • pghpete

    This would hold a special place on the bookshelf I’m currently building. 🙂

  • t.e.curtis


  • Daver

    Count me in.

    • Daver

      I’ll even come pick it up.

  • nathanpenrod

    I’d love to add this book to my collection. Cabinet making is something I’m always looking to improve in. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • forja000

    OMG!! I want that pleaaase! 🙂

  • wonkothesane

    yup, yup, yup.

  • alpen

    What a great offering! Count me in please

  • Geoffrey Bentz

    That would be an interesting book to read! Thank you for this opportunity.

  • ledlighter

    Thank you for making this offer.

  • bhanlon

    I would love a copy of this book, looks very interesting!

  • Geneaux

    Thanks for the giveaway! Count me in, please.

  • dereklasher

    Been eyeing this book ever since it was announced!

  • Rexus7

    Randomly pick me!

  • Grant3

    I would love this book.

  • Gene

    Yes please! Of course, if I don’t win, I’ll probably be ordering this one anyway! Please put me on the list.

  • Kyle Barton

    Ditto on the count me in.

  • rustycolbert

    Wow, i love woodworking (do not get to do as much as I’d like), and I collect classic books. This would be uber cool.

  • Dean

    Thank you for the generosity.

  • lochridge

    thank you for the opportunity.
    count me in.

  • rotx

    This is beautifully (re)made.

  • rjhanby

    Count me in please!

Start typing and press Enter to search