Book Giveaway: Furniture Fundamentals—Casework

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Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to Billy’s Little Bench, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Furniture Fundamentals: Casework,” it is currently available for pre-order. 

When I joined the woodworking team a couple of years ago I found myself thumbing through a couple of our newest books at the time to get the lay of the land. Those two books,“Chairs & Benches” and “Tables,” are part of our Furniture Fundamentals series and cover some of the most commonly built furniture forms while teaching the essential techniques needed for success. Recently we set out to create a third book for the series based on box-based furniture forms.

Popular Woodworking Books’ latest offering, “Furniture Fundamentals: Casework” officially releases in a couple of weeks. It’s a compilation of casework techniques, joinery and projects from the archives of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker. It offers insight into casework from carcases to drawers and helps you hone your skills through 9 furniture projects that range from simple wall cabinets to blanket chests to beautiful dressers.

And I have a copy to give away! Simply post a comment and I’ll choose the lucky winner at random (winner will be announced on Wednesday 8/3). Good luck!

—Scott Francis

84 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Furniture Fundamentals—Casework

  1. tmassey0110

    Kind of new to woodworking but I really enjoy it so far! I love learning how to make furniture! So far its only been chairs, stools, and tables but I’m always ready for a new challenge. I have a lot to learn and a new book would be very welcomed in my little shop!

  2. DaveS2

    I’m sure this will be an important supplement to ‘The Sherlock Holmes Handbook’, the “reader’s companion to the casework of Sherlock Holmes”.

  3. Ramblerkoch

    Of all the types of projects I do (or try to do) casework furniture is the most satisfying to me.

  4. shubech

    My husband is so great with wood…he can make the most beautiful things! I know he would really appreciate this book. what a great prize!! Thanks so much!

  5. Frank Ruggiero

    I always donate woodworking books to local woodworking clubs,and I would do the same with this one after reading it.


    Book would be a very nice addition to the woodworking library. Thanks for offering it.

  7. Tahoefireman

    Oh man, this would be great! Thanks for the change to get some good reading at an awesome price!

  8. dillcar

    This is exactly what I need to help me create cased furniture items for my home and workshop.

  9. David Lipscomb

    Scott, looks like an update to “The Joiner and the Cabinet Maker” – good stuff since I use it to teach a hand tool class.

  10. MaineMrC

    Retirement after 34 Years as an Industrial Arts Teacher in one Maine high school followed by nine years as a “road warrior” for Apple, Inc and other major technology companys doing Technology/Curriculum Integration workshops nation-wide necessitated building, equipping and moving into many wood shops. “Final” retirement in 2009 created the need for one “final” workshop, however bouts with cancer and hip replacements caused the need for even more workshop changes. However, a doctor’s order in the past year reguired moving from a 3-story townhouse to a single story dwelling (age and two hip replacements) requiring one more new “final” workshop. This is “it”, this time this last shop is nearing completion.
    I seems that winning the new book, along with the purchase of the earlier two books, would be just the impetuous to start me in the right direction in my newest, yet “Final Woodshop”.

  11. whiffen619

    I am planning to build a lot of cabinets for my new home. This would be a great help.

  12. HarveyD

    I really could have used this last week when making bookshelves. Chairs – No problem. I’m really not set up for casework. Yet.

  13. gcalan

    I would be interested in buying if I could see that there are projects I could handle with my limited skill set.

  14. tenshotelk

    looks like a great book, like the others. Please consider this my entry to win, thanks

  15. peppersdad

    as librarian for the Durham Woodworking Club I can tell you this would be a welcome addition to our club library. check out our site…

  16. grasshopper00

    Getting ready to start construction on my new wood shop, would love a copy to get me started!

  17. Elmer

    Case work , I have always been interested in the law. This book sounds interesting 🙂
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  18. Redbat

    Looks like an interesting book, please enter me to win a free copy. Otherwise I may just have to purchase it.

  19. RedneckRev

    I think this would be a good book to give some insights and help hone a person’s woodworking skills.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. I would like to win, but if I do not, congratulations to the winner!


    I’m hoping this book will demystify building for me. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for your offer

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