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Graham Blackburn was born and trained in London, England. He built his first house in Woodstock, NY over twenty-five years ago. Since then he has written five novels and more than a dozen books on all aspects of housebuilding, interior carpentry, and basic woodwork, as well as books on traditional woodworking, cabinetmaking, furnituremaking, handtools, and design, together with books on philately and sailing.

While running his own custom furnituremaking shop—selling nationwide and exhibiting at some of the country's top shows—he also became a frequent contributor to leading magazines such as Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, and Woodwork—-of which he was also the Editor-in-Chief for a number of years.

As well as being a prolific writer and illustrator, he has been the subject of several books on crafts and design. He was featured in Maxine Rosenberg's Artists of Handcrafted Furniture at Work: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard; and Jane Smiley's Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains: Crown Publisher, and has made numerous television appearances, including serving as the national spokesperson for Boyle-Midway's media campaign: Secrets of the Master Craftsmen. He was a featured speaker at the nationwide Woodworking Shows from 2001 to 2011 and a frequent lecturer at Guilds and colleges from coast to coast.

 

BOOKS by GRAHAM BLACKBURN

Most titles can be obtained directly from Blackburn Books.
Go to the
FICTION page or the NON-FICTION page to see details about individual titles.

 

NON-FICTION

ILLUSTRATED HOUSEBUILDING
Overlook Press 1974, republished 1990 as part of THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY (see below)

THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOODWORKING HANDTOOLS, INSTRUMENTS & DEVICES
Simon and Schuster 1974; John Murray 1975; revised edition: Globe Pequot 1992;
3rd edition: Blackburn Books 2000

ILLUSTRATED BASIC CARPENTRY
Bobbs-Merrill 1976

THE POSTAGE STAMP GAZETTEER
Bobbs-Merrill 1976

ILLUSTRATED FURNITURE MAKING
Simon and Schuster 1977; Robert Hale 1978

ILLUSTRATED INTERIOR CARPENTRY
Bobbs-Merrill 1978; Evans Bros. 1979;
Overlook Press 1979,
republished 1990 as part of THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY (see below)

THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS, BOATS, VESSELS, AND OTHER WATER-BORNE CRAFT
Overlook Press 1978; John Murray 1978; I.B.Tauris 2003

THE OVERLOOK ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS
Overlook Press 1981; David and Charles 1982

THE PARTS OF A HOUSE
Marek 1980

AN ILLUSTRATED CALENDAR OF HOME REPAIR
Marek/Putnam 1981

QUICK AND EASY HOME REPAIR
Ballantine Books 1986

FLOORS, WALLS, AND CEILINGS
Consumer Reports Books 1989

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY
Gramercy Press 1990; Overlook Press 1998

HOUSEHOLD STORAGE
Consumer Reports Books 1990

YEAR-ROUND HOUSE CARE
Consumer Reports Books 1991, Blackburn Books 1998

FURNITURE BY DESIGN
Lyons and Burford 1997

TRADITIONAL WOODWORKING TECHNIQUES
Blackburn Books 1998

TRADITIONAL WOODWORKING TECHNIQUES
Blackburn Books 2004

FURNITURE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Spring House Press 2014

JIGS & FIXTURES FOR THE TRADTIONAL WOODWORKER
F & W Media 2014

 

FICTION

The following titles are also available as eBooks on a
variety of platforms (Kindle, Nook, etc.). Click on title for more info.

FOR LOVE OR MONEY?
Blackburn Books 2012

THE CASTILIAN SUITE
Blackburn Books 2012

THE STANFORD SOLUTION
Blackburn Books 2014

 

VIDEOS by GRAHAM BLACKBURN

WOODWORKING IN ACTION
a quarterly videoMagazine series
Toolbox Productions, Inc. 2005–2010

FRAME & PANEL I: MAKING & JOINING THE FRAME
Taunton Press 2000

FRAME & PANEL II: PANEL RAISING
Taunton Press 2001
(Vol. I and II now available as a single DVD, direct from The Taunton Press)