This book demonstrates the basic techniques of woodworking, providing a solid foundation on which to build your skills and knowledge. It includes a guide to the tools of the trade, and covers all the ways of jointing furniture a beginner will need. It also provides information on advanced techniques, such as carving and woodturning, plus instructions on finishing wood, varnishing and French polishing. There are 20 practical projects, including a simple magazine rack, a classic mirror frame and an elegant ash table. With step-by-step instructions and over 1200 photographs and diagrams, this is an essential guide to creating beautiful objects with wood.