Woodworking/Literature Review

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This page aims to become a comprehensive bibliography of woodworking literature. Each publication is followed by a list of its major topics, each of which we aim to link to a page comparing the treatment of that topic across all the literature; this will also provide a comprehensive list of topics covered by the literature.

Topics[edit | edit source]

In no particular order.

  • Tools
  • Glossary
  • Machinery
  • Construction
  • Joints
  • Hardware
  • Veneering
  • Carving
  • Wood Turning
  • Timber
  • Panel Products (plywood, fibre board, chipboard, etc.)
  • Seasoning
  • Conversion
  • Finishing
  • Adhesives
  • Designs
  • Furniture Styles

Publications[edit | edit source]

Hayward, Charles Harold (1974) [1955]. The Complete Book of Woodwork (hardcover) |format= requires |url= (help). London: Evans Brothers Ltd. pp. 192pp. OpenLibrary OL8452485W.
Tools; Light Machines; Construction; Joints; Metal Fittings; Veneering; Wood Carving; Wood Turning; Timber and Materials; Wood Finishing; Adhesives; Designs.


Walton, John A. (1962) [1947]. Woodwork in Theory and Practice (hardcover) |format= requires |url= (help). Sydney: The Australian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. pp. 318pp.
Tools; Materials; Technical Terms and Joints; Timber, Shrinkage, Seasoning, Conversion, Finishes, Etc.; Commercial Timbers; Veneers, Plywood, Fibre Boards; Furniture Styles, Design and Construction; Woodworking Machine Tools.