Top 9 Wood Magazines For Woodworkers

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If you are a wood working enthusiast, a novice beginner in woodworking or a seasoned professional, you would agree to the fact that reading more about this craft will equip you with more knowledge. And this knowledge can go a long way in helping you in hone your skills. One of the best ways to get latest information on the subject is via wood magazines. They have a great amount of information, plans, tips and inspirations that can help you with your woodworking projects.

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Example of an “American Woodworker” magazine.

In this article, we will tell you about some of the best and most popular wood magazines. Some of these wood magazines are perfect for beginners while other cater to the needs of seasoned professionals. Depending on what your woodworking needs are, make sure to check a copy of the magazine in your local library or at the newsstand before subscribing.

American Woodworker:

This has been one of the premier publications for woodworkers across the United States for decades now. It is a great how-to magazine for woodworking enthusiasts of skill levels. There are 6 issues of the magazine each year that features up-to-date woodworking plans with detailed instructions, new project ideas, woodworking tools and product reviews, safety tips, etc.

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Good Woodworking:

Published in the United Kingdom, Good Woodworking magazine is a commendable wood magazine that offers guidance, advice, tips on a variety of woodworking topics. It features several stage-by-stage woodwork project articles with detailed instructions, products and tools tests, workshop tips and more. There are 13 issues of this magazine every year, each one of which is unique and very informative.

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Example of a “Finewoodworking” magazine.

Fine Woodworking:

This is one of those wood magazines that is regarded as one of the finest in its genre for seasoned and experienced woodworkers. Published by the Taunton Press, it comes every two months plus there is a seventh issue that solely features tool and product reviews. It comes loaded with fine design ideas, new project plans, techniques, tips and jigs. The magazine also comes with a ‘Method of Work’ features that gives readers unusual solutions offered by other readers. However, do take note that most of the content in this magazine is catered for the experienced woodworker, so beginners may find it a bit too advanced.

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Popular Woodworking:

Just as the name says, it is one of the most popular wood magazines out there. 7 issues get published every year, each of which features articles from woodworking experts on a variety of topics – right from project construction, tools, building techniques, tips, etc. The best part is it has something to cater to the needs of woodworker of all skill level and it comes loaded with numerous color photos, technical illustrations for better understand and step by step detailed instructions.

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Wood Magazine:

The Wood magazine is published by the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens and is a great magazine for beginners and intermediate woodworkers. It comes with a varied detailed woodworking project plans and excellent tips and techniques on woodworking. Budding woodworkers would find this magazine quite useful. They also feature comprehensive tool reviews a Q&A page with the editors page. The ‘woodworker marketplace’ section featured in the magazine is also quite popular among the readers.

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Woodworker’s Journal:

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Example of a “Woodworker`s Journal”

Woodworker’s Journal is also a very interesting wood magazine that is put together by both professional woodworkers and hobbyists. In each of the six issues of this wood magazine published each year, you can expect to find new woodworking projects with step-by-step instructions along with advice of various techniques and tips. There is a section for product reviews that features new products and tools review each month.

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Shop Notes:

This is another popular wood magazine that is designed to help wood worker of all skill levels. There are numerous new woodworking plans, techniques, jigs, tools and products reviews and the best part is there is not a single ad to distract you! Shop Notes is written for woodworkers by experienced woodworkers, and that is evident from the practical tips and hands-on information that is available in the issues of this magazine. Great woodworking projects with step by step instructions are available to make learning this craft an enjoyable experience. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newbie in the field, you will definitely find Shop Notes useful.

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Wood Smith:

Wood Smith is another popular wood magazine that has a huge following. Clear, detailed and easy-to-follow woodworking projects characterizes the content of this magazine. It is a good magazine for beginners as well as experienced woodworkers. Every issue of this magazine is laced with practical tips and techniques. Not only that, readers also get to see the expert analysis of tools, products and accessories that are available in the market, by experienced woodworkers for the woodworkers.

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Carving Magazine:

If you are particularly interested in the carving woods, then this is the magazine that you should opt for. In each of the 4 issues that are published every year, there are a number of interesting carving projects with detailed instructions for woodworkers of all experience levels. Coupled with inspiring photos and stories, it definitely makes for a very interesting magazine.

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The craft of woodworking is evolving and in order to keep oneself abreast with the latest happening in this field and to learn new tricks fast, it definitely makes sense to subscribe for one of these popular and informational woodworking magazines.