Author(s): Silas J. Kyler
Learn the basics of backyard lumberjacking and woodworking with The Art and Craft of Wood.
Where people live, trees live. We love our trees and all the great benefits they bring to our lives. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as people have begun to take an interest in reclaiming those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the world of backyard lumberjacking and the basics of wood craft.
The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable steps that are beautifully photographed and illustrated. As a reader, you will learn how to mill, stack, dry, and flatten your log into useable lumber and create a variety of useful household furnishings.
The authors, who are also the filmmakers behind the documentary Felled, a film about giving new life to urban trees, have lived the process and share what they learned along the way.