The Village Carpenter by Walter Rose
Issue: Issue 307
Posted Date: 8/14/2012
The Village Carpenter, recently
reprinted by Linden Publishing, is the memoir of Walter Rose, a
master carpenter and son and grandson of master carpenters in
Victorian England. In the book, originally published in 1937 and
subtitled "The Classic Memoir of the Life of a Victorian
Craftsman," he provides a complete description of the working
conditions and typical tasks of a 19th century woodworker, including
the typical tools of the time and practical tasks ranging from
windmill repairs, to coffin making, to furniture repairs. The book
also includes 31 vintage photographs and 11 hand-drawn illustrations.
The Village Carpenter by Walter Rose (Linden Publishing, ISBN
978-1-61035-051-8) is priced at $15.95.