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Working reclaimed wood : a guide for woodworkers, makers & designers / Yoav Liberman.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, [2018]

Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Reclaimed wood -- The reclaimed warehouse experience -- A reclaim resource guide -- Processing reclaimed wood -- Salvaged/recovered wood -- Restoring reclaimed hardware -- Designing reclaimed wood -- Epilogue: reclaiming the future.
"Imagine a Virtually Unlimited Supply of Wood! Reclaimed wood is intriguing for many reasons. It's environmentally friendly, it's unique, it tells a story and it can often be inexpensive or completely free. Finding and reclaiming wood effectively, though, can be a challenge. From the different types of wood you'll encounter to good sources for material to inspiring pieces of furniture (and art!), Working Reclaimed Wood guides you through the entire process of finding, using and finishing reclaimed wood with case studies, projects and makers' stories. Definitions and categories of reclaimed wood. How large-scale reclaimed lumber operations work. How to find your own reclaimed lumber for free. Tips for handling potential safety hazards. How to process your reclaimed lumber to get the best results. Incredible projects and pieces of art made from reclaimed wood. How to reclaim hardware and incorporate it into your builds. Tricks for designing with reclaimed lumber. What the future holds for reclaimed materials. Best of all, you'll learn from an experienced woodworker the best ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into your next project to give it one-of-a-kind appeal. You'll be inspired to make something incredible!"--Back cover.
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This book is a celebration of reclaimed wood and the beautiful range of possibilities that exists for its creative use. Through technique discussions, ideas for sourcing wood, coverage of safety concerns, detailed photographs and helpful case studies, this guide helps you plan and execute your own reclaimed wood projects. Whether you're interested in sourcing reclaimed wood for environmentally-conscious reasons or tapping into the history or story behind the wood, this guide will walk you though every aspect of using this wonderful material.

Author Notes

Yoav S. Liberman is a studio furniture artist, an architect, and an educator. Yoav's training in the art of woodworking and design began shortly after he received an architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology when he was invited to two distinguished residency programs, first at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and then as a Windgate Foundation Fellow at Purchase College, New York. While in Boston he mentored under Mitch Ryerson, and John Everdell. Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House.Yoav's articles on furniture design and woodworking have been published in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazines. His pieces had been featured in many of Lark Book's "500 series", in Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture, and recently in Robin Wood's CORES Recycled, by Schiffer books. Yoav's pieces have been displayed in museums and exhibitions in both the USA and abroad, and can be found in galleries and shops in Cambridge MA, Piermont NY, Philadelphia PA, the Penland School of Crafts NC, as well as in private and public collections in the United States, Israel and England. Yoav is often invited to teach in craft schools across the country. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY, and teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.