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 also 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 also made numerous television appearances as a home repair consultant, including serving as the national spokesperson for Boyle-Midway's media campaign: Secrets of the Master Craftsmen.
BOOKS by GRAHAM BLACKBURN
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Overlook Press 1974, republished 1990 as part of THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY (see below)
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOODWORKING HANDTOOLS, INSTRUMENTS & DEVICES
Simon and Schuster 1974; John Murray 1975; revised edition: Globe Pequot 1992;
3rd edition: Blackburn Books 2000
POSTAGE STAMP GAZETTEER
Simon and Schuster 1977; Robert Hale 1978
Bobbs-Merrill 1978; Evans Bros. 1979;
Overlook Press 1979, republished 1990 as part of THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY (see below)
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS, BOATS, VESSELS, AND OTHER WATER-BORNE CRAFT
Overlook Press 1978; John Murray 1978
OVERLOOK ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS
Overlook Press 1981; David and Charles 1982
PARTS OF A HOUSE
ILLUSTRATED CALENDAR OF HOME REPAIR
AND EASY HOME REPAIR
Ballantine Books 1986
WALLS, AND CEILINGS
Consumer Reports Books 1989
ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HOUSEBUILDING & CARPENTRY
Gramercy Press 1990; Overlook Press 1998
Consumer Reports Books 1990
Consumer Reports Books 1991, Blackburn Books 1998
Lyons and Burford 1997
Blackburn Books 1998
Blackburn Books 2004
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LOVE OR MONEY?
Blackburn Books 2012
Blackburn Books 2012
VIDEOS by GRAHAM BLACKBURN
& PANEL I: MAKING & JOINING THE FRAME
Taunton Press 2000
& PANEL II: PANEL RAISING
Taunton Press 2001
(Both titles now available as a single DVD, direct from The Taunton Press)