WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS AND
PAUL N. HASLUCK
EDITOR OF "WORK" AND "BUILDING WORLD"
AUTHOR OF "HANDYBOOKS FOR HANDICRAFTS," ETC. ETC.
LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK &
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
carpentry does not demand great skill in woodworking,
but it does require a large amount of artistic
perception. The tools needed are but few, and the
materials employed are comparatively cheap, although in
many districts they are becoming dearer every year.
It may be
said that any articles made from the now popular bamboo
may be made quite as effectively in light rustic work.
rustic work, sticks of hazel, cherry, yew, blackthorn,
birch, larch, fir, and the prunings of many varieties of
shrubs may be used; but it is necessary that the
material should be cut at the proper season, and
thoroughly dried before being worked up. The sticks
should be cut in mid-winter, as at that time the sap is
at rest; if cut in the summer time the bark will peel
off. If peeled sticks are required, they should be cut
in the spring, when the sap is rising, as at that time
the rind will come off easily. In some districts the