Carpentry Training Books

If you’re considering training as a carpenter then there are some great books that can help you with your training, they are a great way to help you prepare to get your head around what you’ll be learning once you start on your carpentry course. And they will be a great reference for you during your training or just for learning a new hobby.

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Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry

Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting (tools required, their care and proper use, interpretation of technical drawings) the book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations (i.e. those tasks that are to be completed prior to plastering work takes place on site). The various second fixing tasks are then also outlined in detail. Each chapter covers the subject in great detail with step-by-step illustrations and text, to provide the reader with a complete picture of the sequence of work required to carry out each job. Click for more info…

Collins Complete Woodworker’s Manual

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker’s bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker’s Manual is the UK best seller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition.

Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing.

The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings. Click for more info…

Carpentry & Joinery NVQ Level 2 Student Book

A Practical and highly visual resource for students produced in partnership with Carillion, the leading training provider in construction crafts. Fully updated throughout to cover all the new Craft Certificate requirements in one book, giving all the vital information students need to pass their exam.

Straightforward language ensures that even the most technical concepts are accessible. Margin features and FAQ’s call out key information and bring learning to life. End-of-unit knowledge tests enable students to track their progress. Exam style multiple-choice assessment questions provide extra support for revision and exam preparation. Click for more info…

Carpentry and Joinery NVQ and Technical Certificate: Level 3

A user-friendly Student Book to ensure learners are totally prepared for all elements of the NVQ and Technical Certificate Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery Breaks learning down into manageable chunks with the proven concept-based approach of industry leaders Carillion. Accessible, jargon-free style written with the learning needs of the apprentice in mind. A dedicated study skills chapter gives you practice on the written assessment paper and provides guidance on the approach needed when sitting the exam. Click for more info…


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