About WOODWORKER George Vondriska

Artist & Woodworker

My Story

A leading voice and instructor in the industry, George Vondriska released his new book, Woodworker’s Guide to Live Edge Slabs.

George has been teaching woodworking since 1986 and is the owner of Vondriska Woodworks, one of the premier woodworking schools in the Midwest. His course offerings include cabinet making, furniture making, lathe turning, CNC work, and more for both beginner and advanced woodworkers. In addition to running his own woodworking school, George has taught woodworking courses for woodworking shows, woodworking schools, retail stores, the U.S. Peace Corps, the Pentagon, Northwest Airlines, and Andersen Windows. You may also know George from his work as the tools and new products editor for American Woodworker Magazine, his articles in
Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and Woodworkers Journal magazines, or from his current position as Managing Editor of WoodWorkers Guild
of America, where he teaches all kinds of techniques and projects on video.  
You can learn more about George at vondriskawoodworks.com or on
Instagram and Facebook @vondriskaworks

Woodworker’s Guide to

Live Edge Slabs

Transforming Trees into Tables, Benches, Cutting Boards, and More

The first-ever accessible guide on making DIY furniture from live-edge slabs, this book will show you everything you need to know about incorporating organic, natural wood pieces into your home. After learning techniques for milling, drying, and preparing your own slab, adding inlays, using resin and epoxy, creating waterfall edges, and more, you’ll then move on to complete seven projects that range in size and offer additional ideas and inspiration to implement in your own projects while using the techniques you’ve learned! 

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