Woodcraft Magazine Publishes Book of Outdoor Furniture Projects

Woodcraft Magazine has released a new book that will help those who build furniture for outdoor spaces, Building Outdoor Furniture – 15 how-to projects, plus advice about materials, finishes and outdoor furniture restoration, all taken from the pages of past magazine issues.

The magazine launched its series of special interest books in 2012 with 14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make, followed over the next few years by Home Workshop Setup: the Complete Guide, Home Workshop Storage: 21 Projects to Build, Home Workshop Jigs & Fixtures: 46 Shop-Proven Projects, Classic Wooden Toys, The Essential Woodturner, and The Essential Wood Book.

Editor Chad McClung explained the choice of outdoor furniture for the eighth book, published by Cedar Lane Press: “Some of our most popular projects have been for use outside, so we selected the best of our unique and useful outdoor projects from over the years and collected them here.”

Regardless of skill level, McClung said builders will find “how-to instructions are easy-to-follow, yet challenging enough to keep you interested. And each of the over-a-dozen projects would make an excellent long-lasting addition to any patio, porch, or backyard.”

McClung added, “Each chapter features skill-building tips and techniques to add to your shop arsenal. Plus, you’ll find expert advice on the proper materials – wood species, glue, hardware, and finish – to use for outdoor builds.”

To order Building Outdoor Furniture, contact the Woodcraft store nearest you, visit woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482.

Outdoor Table and Benches

High-Top Patio Chairs and Table. Two projects are included – one to build a chair and one a table.

Garden Bench

The Adirondack Glider is featured on the book's cover.

Adirondack Table & Footstool

Octagonal Table & Benches

Garden Arbor

Easy-Breezy Porch Swing

Garden Obelisk

Arbor Gate complements the Garden Arbor project.

Potting Bench

Build a Bench

Expect more books from Woodcraft Magazine in the coming months. “On the horizon, we have indoor furniture projects, a compendium of tips and tricks, a book of hand tool projects, and much more,” McClung said.

Contact McClung by email: chad_mcclung@woodcraft.com or phone: 304-865-5261.

In addition to its book series, Woodcraft Magazine publishes six magazine issues a year, printed and digital versions, and offers project and technique downloads online. To learn more about Woodcraft Magazine, visit woodcraftmagazine.com and Facebook.

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