There are several how-to books related to carpentry and building on the web. I am working on a list of books I have read that helped me countless times while designing and building my carpentry projects. I will post them soon.
As a carpenter and building designer, I have read many books like the ones on this site (albeit only one right now). The information in these books, combined with many years of personal experience - and the experiences of other carpenters - is how I learned everything I know about carpentry.
Note: I read an earlier version of Modern Carpentry printed in 1987.
Carpentry is not something that you will learn overnight, but as you build more and more projects like the ones provided for free on mycarpentry.com, your knowledge will grow.
By reading books on carpentry and construction, your knowledge will grow even more, and before you know it, you'll have a workshop full of tools and things around your house that you can proudly say you built yourself! Have fun!
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