Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tree Craft by Chris Lubkeman

Title:  Treecraft
Sub Title:  35nRustic Wood Projects That Bring the Outdoors In
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publication Date:  1 August 2011
Source:  NetGalley
Pages:  128
ISBN:  9781565234550

My Review:

My husband and me recently purchased a little place in the Smoky Mountains.  Since then, I have been on a quest to decorate it in a rustic or lodge style and to do it inexpensively.  This book is just what I have been looking for.  It is full of fantastic ideas that are exactly what I have been looking for.  The crafter or do it yourselfer will love the projects shown in this book.  Chris Lubkeman gives you the   basic information you need for working with different kinds of wood and wood working techniques.  But, the best thing about this book is the inspiration.  There are ideas for candle holders, checker sets, lamps, coat racks, kitchen utensil racks, salt and pepper shakers, curtain rods, etc.  Each and every one of the projects can be made out of wood from trees growing in your yard.  These projects are perfect for anyone wanting to go green because you can use wood from fallen trees or limbs you may trim from the trees in your yard.  I love, love , love this book!

Here are a few photos of the many wonderful projects in this book:

1 comment:

  1. Looks good but it is not really practical for a busy family. Kitchen countertops chip and break. Also grout lines tend to look bad after a while unless you plan on cleaning it really good every day.You can't just wipe the counters down you have to scrub the grout lines with a brush often to keep it looking good.


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