Roy Underhill
Celebrating 30 years of the Woodwright's Shop

woodwright's booksFor thirty years, Roy Underhill's PBS program, "The Woodwright's Shop," has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America.

A former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg, Roy has inspired millions to "just say no to power tools" through his continuing work as a historian, craftsman, activist, and teacher.

Roy's Woodwright's Books are informed by a lifetime of experience and study. They honor the ingenuity of our ancestors, while encouraging us to rediscover the tools and techniques of self-reliance.

In his latest book, The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of the splitting wedge and the cutting edge to shape wood from forest to furniture.



For all the Woodwright's Books, see A Complete Listing of Roy's Books.

The Woodwright's Shop:
A Practical Guide to
Traditional Woodcraft

The Woodwright's
Companion: Exploring
Traditional Woodcraft

The Woodwright's Workbook:
Further Exploration in
Traditional Woodcraft