Woodworking for everyone

By admin
10 April 2014

Does your teenage son love woodworking? Then this brand new book by Peter Alkema is the ideal gift for him and his dad. This way they can improve their skills while bonding and you might even score a new coffee table out of the deal.

Does your teenage son love woodworking? Then this brand new book by Peter Alkema is the ideal gift for him and his dad. This way they can improve their skills while bonding and you might even score a new coffee table out of the deal.

Woodworking for everyone – the book

Perfect for the coffee table or the workshop, this comprehensive and creative book contains 13 projects that will turn weekends into fun-filled family time. Learn the basics of woodworking and make something useful that you will be proud of. Each chapter is packed with photographs and illustrations as well as the background to the project and a list of materials and tools needed to complete the job. The instructions are clear and easy to follow with tips along the way to help you save time and get the job done. A ‘tools and techniques’ section provides you with practical insight about working with wood and the tools to get started. Make the toy box or booster step as your first project in just a couple of hours. Finish the nursery shelf before the baby arrives or tackle the bed project if your child’s cot is becoming too small. Transform your garden with the sturdy bench in a shady spot or create a whole new outdoor play area with the Wendy house. You can even build your own workbench if you need a space for working and storing tools.

The book includes:

  • 13 step-by-step projects for useful items for your home, from stylish furniture to fun play things for children
  • 3D illustrations, colour photographs and instructions for woodworkers of all levels of experience
  • Practical advice on tools and techniques, as well as tips and tricks on the projects
  • How to finish wooden surfaces, joints, measuring and so much more

The author

Peter Alkema has five children, two dogs and one circular saw. He is clueless in the kitchen but a Masters in Mechanical Engineering does mean he can use the toaster. He works in IT at a bank during the day and makes sawdust in his workshop at night. The inspiration for woodworking came from his late father and maybe his next book will be a collection of recipes for engineers. Woodworking for Everyone is Peter’s first book.

Get it here:

The book will be available in all leading bookstores countrywide in May.

  • Struik Lifestyle
  • BIC Code: WKDW
  • Classification: DIY/Woodwork
  • Price: R250.00

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