The All-Time Best Books on Woodworking

If you live and breathe wood like we do, then a good book on woodworking is more than educational for you, it’s actually enjoyable, too. We used our own experiences and some research to find out what are the all-time best woodworking books currently on the shelves. Here is our list of what we find to be the most popular and referred to literature on woodworking.

  1. Understanding Wood: A Craftsman’s Guide to Wood Technology by R. Bruce Hoadley
  2. A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook (Woodworker’s Library) by James Krenov
  3. Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Essential Woodworking Techniques by Tage Frid
  4. The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee
  5. Turning Wood with Richard Raffan by Richard Raffan
  6. The Complete Book of Woodworking by Tom Carpenter
  7. Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use (Popular Woodworking) by Christopher Schwarz
  8. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing by Jeff Jewitt
  9. Mastering Woodworking Machines (Fine Woodworking Book) by Mark Duginske
  10. Encyclopedia of Furniture Making by Ernest Joyce
Tell us in a comment which ones you enjoyed the most, which ones are the most helpful in the shop or any essential titles or authors that we left out!
With instruction, a little help from our expert craftsman and all the supplies you could need at Schutte Lumber, you can become a master in your craft. Come visit our showroom at 3001 Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.