- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: The Taunton Press (1 December 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1631869272
- ISBN-13: 978-1631869273
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 980 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why and How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work Hardcover – 23 Oct 2018
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"Like the furniture Michael Pekovich builds, his book is disarmingly beautiful and unfailingly useful. It brims with essential information for the designer and maker of furniture, all of it lucidly explained and illustrated. Pekovich is the best kind of teacher --one who has never stopped learning himself. His book will be an enduring wellspring of inspiration--for its furniture, its photographs, and for the generous spirit of its writing."--Jonathan Binzen, Deputy Editor "Fine Woodworking "
"It's no surprise that the art director of Fine Woodworking should turn in such a beautifully rendered package, but the wisdom Mike Pekovich imparts herein might just unexpectedly delight you...He delivers the secrets of woodworking alchemy: keep it simple, sharpen, sharpen again, and value your mistakes."--comedian, actor, woodworker, and author of Good Clean Fun "Nick Offerman "
"Mike Pekovich has done a gentle and beautiful job of explaining his approach to being in the shop and to becoming a furniture maker...Everyone can learn from his experience."--Gary Rogowski "author of Handmade, Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction "
About the Author
Michael Pekovich's approach to designing and building furniture, as well as life in general, is that simple is usually better. A furniture maker, photographer, writer, teacher, and graphic designer, he puts his talents to use as the creative director at Fine Woodworking. Mike shares a small home in the woods of Connecticut with his wife, two children, and a cat.
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The book also includes a number of very cool projects that anyone familiar with either Mike's Instagram feed or Fine Woodworking Magazine will recognize. The book provides, for the first time I believe, detailed instructions on how to build several of these projects.
I've been fortunate enough to attend several classes taught by Mike. As good a woodworker as he is, he's an even better teacher as well as an extremely nice guy. You should really buy this book.
The book is a great accomplishment; it pays homage to some of the greats such as James Krenov while methodically taking you through Mike’s processes both philosophically and practically.
For all of the current and future furniture makers out there, Mike delivers a non-threatening approach in the core themes of design, skills and finishing techniques.
Nick D. Benson
Gray Oak Wood Arts
Fort Collins, CO