10 Woodworking Books to Learn Various Woodworking Techniques and Skills

10 Woodworking Books to Learn Various Woodworking Techniques and Skills

My woodworking book collection has grown since starting my own workshop in 1999. I’ve chosen my top 10 books that have helped me learn the woodworking knowledge to improve my skills. I’m sharing these to provide recommendations of where to learn woodworking from.

#1 The Workshop Book – https://amzn.to/3kYsxpn
#2 A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook by James Krenov – https://amzn.to/3kXfLHq
#3 Cabinetmaking: The Art of Woodworking – https://amzn.to/38ELCab
#4 Hand Tools for Woodworkers – https://amzn.to/3yJDC2l
#5 Understanding Wood: A craftsman’s guide to wood technology – https://amzn.to/3DNIAyH
#6 The Complete Manual of Wood Bending – https://amzn.to/3zK66u0
#7 Getting Started in Woodturning – https://amzn.to/3kUhP31
#8 Workshop Methods of Work – https://amzn.to/2YsWkij
#9 Trim Carpentry and Built-ins – https://amzn.to/3h2RlLB
#10 Finishing by Jeff Jewitt – https://amzn.to/3jKCp6B
Note: purchases made with these links help fund our video production work

How to Bend Plywood with Kerf Cuts – https://youtu.be/0O1abWfg-CQ
Wood Finishing Recommendations for Beginners – https://youtu.be/j-QBrVspMw8
Woodturning a Replacement Chair Stretcher – https://youtu.be/iSoxUoyJDm0
What is Wood Movement? – https://youtu.be/T7ttN-YbrHY
How to Build a Shavehorse for Hand Tools – https://youtu.be/qz09xpYA6g8

Details About Each Woodworking Book
0:00 10 Books to Learn Woodworking
0:55 Finishing by Jeff Jewitt
1:49 Trim Carpentry and Built-ins
2:17 Workshop Methods of Work
2:47 Getting Started in Woodturning
3:36 The Complete Manual of Wood Bending
4:17 Understanding Wood: A craftsman’s guide to wood technology
5:00 Hand Tools for Woodworkers
5:37 Cabinetmaking: The Art of Woodworking
6:35 A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook by James Krenov
7:29 The Workshop Book

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  1. Raleigh Al on December 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Scott, or anyone, can you recommend a book or YouTube video with a fireplace mantle for someone with medium skills. I own miter, jigsaw, router, grinder, circular…. Thanks

  2. Carol Tanzi on December 31, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Scott; a really good video and a great selection of books. Thank you. Carol from California

  3. Bill Balleza on December 31, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Or, like me, you could just learn from the masters on YouTube.

  4. Richard Gerhard on December 31, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    It’s nice to see which books other woodworkers have chosen, to help them out in the different subjects in woodworking. I don’t have the particular books you have, but others in the same subjects. Over sixty books now. I check out the ratings and reviews before purchasing. Most books don’t cover or explain in detail the whole topic I want to learn or get from it. Usually I get about five books on each topic I’m interested in. One will cover aspects other leaves out. Example, books on chair making really don’t cover wood seat sculpting (only a page or two, just touching the topic). Still don’t have a good book on seat sculpting. Hard to thumb through a book before purchasing online. I pull out the books and magazines and place them on the end table next to my recliner. To read when I’m not interested in a TV show my wife watches. After reading them, I’ll reffer to them several times.

  5. Michael Fling on December 31, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Scott, there are at least two books by David Charlesworth that I believe you will find most satisfying and informative. And yes, I believe I have most of your recommended and quite a few more, lol. Charlesworth is the best I’ve found.

  6. Parker on December 31, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Surprised to see a Time Life book in that list. I generally look down on Time Life books as much as I look up to Taunton Press books.

  7. Sean Brotherton on December 31, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Very nice variety on your list. There’s something for everyone. Excellent choices!

  8. Sean Evans on December 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Just received the ‘Trim Carpentry ‘ book due to your recommendation.

  9. Rich Bailey on December 31, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Scott. I ordered The Workshop Book straight after this vid. It arrived today. Very interesting with some great old photos, plans of shops and tool info. Thankyou very much from the UK.