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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, Book

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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, Book
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, Book

Create, shape and finish boxes with beautiful results. Making small boxes is a favorite project for many woodworkers. While it may seem a simple process, there are many ways to build a box -- and in this comprehensive pictorial reference, veteran woodworker Doug Stowe covers all the techniques you will need to produce boxes you'll be proud of.


You'll learn about making boxes by using traditional carcase joinery or by shaping on the bandsaw or lathe. Stowe also covers special boxmaking techniques associated with making lids and bases, attaching them to the box, and partitioning boxes to hold small objects like jewelry. Additionally, there are a host of techniques for creating special effects that decorate a box, turning the small, useful object into a jewel itself.


This book covers all these methods in a highly visual format that has become the hallmark of the Complete Illustrated Guide series: Everything is covered in over 500 step-by-step photos accompanied with straightforward text.


About the author:

Doug Stowe is a professional furniture designer and box maker. His work has been featured in national woodworking magazines and is the author of Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques and Simply Beautiful Boxes. He lives on a hillside overlooking Eureka.

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More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 070721
Weight 1.4500
Tech Spec
  • Published: 2004
  • ISBN 1-56158-593-9
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 160
Author Doug Stowe
Topic Boxes, Woodworking
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Box Making
I've made boxes in the past and always looking for new ideas and box designs. Found this book interesting and picked up some tips which I will try on future projects. Worth the price.
February 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good book For Beginners
Half of the text seems to be aimed at beginners. There are also some great tips and ideas for the more experienced box builder.
February 3, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
good, clear instructions and illustrations
January 2, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Beautiful idea bok
I'll agree that this book is scant on details and techniques but it's a FANTASTIC compendium of ideas -- which is what I wanted. I can figure out the technique. (And the photos lay it all out pretty clearly.) It isn't a how-to. It's a what-to.
October 12, 2014
Good overview, but lacks details
Book provided a great survey of box building techniques and styles, but lacked details on design details and construction. Reading gave me many great ideas for building boxes. Unfortunately, the book included few pragmatic box design guidelines such as proportions, wood thickness, or finishing and there was only limited discussion of how to glue up and assemble some of these boxes. Detail level was probably appropriate for experienced woodworkers, but those of us still learning appreciate these extra details.
June 19, 2014
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Want to build some special boxes, for friends and grandkids .
chester c on Dec 31, 2018
I have started "trying"to construct boxes. After many hours of frustration, bushels of sawdust and many, many failures decided that I should take a step back and view how others successfully built boxes and limit my frustration.
Mr. Steve on Feb 21, 2017
Want to build some special boxes, for friends and grandkids .
chester c on Dec 31, 2018
Reference for boxes and ideas
Derek B on Mar 23, 2017
I have started "trying"to construct boxes. After many hours of frustration, bushels of sawdust and many, many failures decided that I should take a step back and view how others successfully built boxes and limit my frustration.
Mr. Steve on Feb 21, 2017
I anticipating of a course in small box making.
Bob R on Oct 8, 2016
Good price
Dennis S on Aug 5, 2016
Expect to get ideas for a Aretha of box projects.
Michael B on Feb 5, 2016
tauntons publications are the tops in their field. each method is shown in pictures, each phase until done. it was on sale!
Thomas M on Nov 30, 2015
I own a band and a sanding center. I have enjoyed designing and build boxes. I think this investment will give me new ideas.
Lawrence R on Nov 30, 2015
I'm looking for some small projects to use my scrap wood on.
Paul H on Nov 28, 2015
To learn box making and to perfect it for display work. To enhance business
Bruce N on Nov 14, 2015
WANT TO LEARN TO MAKE NICE BOXES
James H on Oct 3, 2015
Gift from my wife.
Charles on Sep 19, 2015
I'm curious about this craft. Looks like I can pick-up some skills.
Jean W on Aug 21, 2015
Reference for boxes and ideas
Derek B on Mar 23, 2017
I anticipating of a course in small box making.
Bob R on Oct 8, 2016
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