This book is a classic text for woodworking that describes and explains all of its tools and techniques. Also, it gives an overview of the entire process of woodworking, from logging to finished product.
Although this book is intended primarily for teachers of woodwork, it serves as a source of information for other workers of wood, both beginners and professionals.
The book begins with discussion of logging, from its start, with preparing for the logging, felling of the trees, floating the wood to its destination, saw milling, seasoning the wood, and storing lumber. Then, is given an overview of the hand tools used for woodworking, describing each tool and technique. There is also information about wood fastening, from nails and screws to hinges and locks. The book ends with wood finishing, where the types of stains, their types, advantages, history and techniques are discussed.