Woodworking Basics is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood for those with little or no experience. The book covers all the principle skills necessary to ensure good results whether repairing an existing piece or creating something from scratch. Successful woodworking is all about best practice and this book shows how it is possible to create all manner of pieces with a very limited and inexpensive set of tools. The book discusses each tool and its uses, as well as how best to use each tool safely. Also covered are the fundamentals of using screws, nails, glue and filler and various joints such as butt joints, lap joints and housing joints. There are several projects including a table, shelf unit, bed, cabinet and box.