This is a list of things I would like to have, so if you want to make me a present, feel free to use this list as an inspiration. However, I myself may satisfy my wishes on this list from time to time ;-)


(ordered by preference, no e-books with restrictive DRM please.)

  • Desmond King: Shoji and Kumiko Design
    • Book 1: The Basics, ISBN-13: 978-0987258304
    • Book 2: Beyond the Basics, ISBN-13: 978-0987258311
    • Book 3: Hexagonal Patterns, ISBN-13: 978-0987258328
    • Book 4: Diamond Patterns, ISBN-13: 978-0987258335
  • Scott Grove: Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques, Schiffer Publishing 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0764338465
  • Christopher Schwarz: Ingenious Mechanicks, Early Workbenches & Workholding. Lost Art Press,
  • Peter Follansbee, Jennie Alexander: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-century Joinery, ISBN-13: 978-0985077709
  • Stephen Coles: The Anatomy of Type, Harper Design, US, ISBN-13: 978-0062203120
  • George Nakashima: The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections. ISBN-13: 978-1568363950
  • John Napier: Hands. Princeton University Press, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0691025476