What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks by Matt Kenney, a book dedicated to making relatively simple–yet gracefully elegant–boxes that woodworkers of all skill levels will be eager to build. Readers will begin chapter 1 by learning the fundamental box-making techniques that are applicable to almost every box in the book: How to match grain at corners, how to cut miters, how to make tops and bottoms, and how to finish a box with shellac, sometimes highlighted with milk paint (a major trend in finishing right now). In chapter 2, Matt Kenney reveals some universal design principles that can be used as guidance as readers develop their own design aesthetic. And then, of course, the book transitions to instructions on designing and building the boxes themselves—all 52 of them! 217 pages, softcover, ISBN: 94115868921.
- 52 box-making projects with instructions
- Fundamental box-making techniques
- Universal design principles