About the author
Jennifer Burt and Joanna Teague met five years ago after discovering a shared lifelong passion for making things. They started a market stall selling handmade objects, and Jennifer has developed this into a successful business, designing and making charming decorative wooden objects, which she sells at large fairs such as the Country Living Fair in London, UK and via her online shop: www.jenniferburt.co.uk. The authors are based in Gloucestershire, UK.
Learn how to make simple wooden objects to decorate and enhance your home and garden using basic tools that are readily available from all hardware stores, and a variety of paint techniques. Begin with a guide on working safely, selecting appropriate tools, and designing using found objects and both reclaimed and new wood. Find out, too, about the types of paint and brushes you can use for different effects and finishes. The 35 projects include both practical and decorative items, and will add a touch of charming style to every room of the house. Each project has a skill level, so you can start with an easier project, such as a flower keyring or wooden bunting, and then try using more advanced skills—why not make a tool box for all your woodworking kit, or a shelf for the bedroom? All the templates you’ll need are also included. Traditionally seen as a male hobby, this book proves that woodworking is for everyone! Every project is illustrated with inspirational photography and beautiful step-by-step artworks, and comes with clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks. Projects reuse the same basic techniques, so you’ll soon grow in confidence and realize how many beautiful objects can be made with only simple tools.