For today's homeowner, basic carpentry skills are an absolute must. Professional handymen are in rare supply these days, and if you can find them at all, they may command exorbitant rates for work that takes just an hour or two to do. Best of all, modern tools are inexpensive and easy to use, making most home carpentry tasks a breeze to do-it-yourself. "The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners" is a down-to-earth guide to help readers solve everyday problems using the most basic of tools such as hammers, saws, sanders, clamps and screw guns. The book opens with the basics of setting up a rudimentary home workshop and learning tool basics, then moves into a lavish how-to section featuring more than 50 everyday home carpentry projects that cover just about every possibility.
Chris Marshall is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on fine woodworking. He is a contributing editor at Woodworker's Journal, and he lives in Ohio, USA.