Welcome to ReadWatchDo.com, the new website for woodworker, illustrator and author Robert W. Lang. Learn more about Bob’s books in print and digital format, get solid information about Arts & Crafts period furniture, woodworking and using Google SketchUp, and stay tuned for more to come.
Bob has been a professional woodworker since the early 1970s, with a special interest in furniture of the American Arts & Crafts period. He is the author of several books, including “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”, “Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture” and “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Interiors.”
In addition to these books, large format plans for building reproductions of Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley, and Greene & Greene furniture are available.
Bob’s interest in woodworking isn’t just academic, with nearly 40 years of hands on experience, he has a lot to share. He has written numerous magazine articles, and teaches a few times a year at leading woodworking schools and conferences. He is also available for private instruction and commissions.
Use SketchUp to Become a Better Woodworker
One of the keys to successful furniture making is planning and understanding the process before you build. Google SketchUp is the ideal tool for planning any woodworking project, and Bob’s innovative book “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”, is the ideal way for anyone to learn this program.
Available in PDF format on disc or as a download , “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” incorporates video lessons with the text, and guides you from setting up the program to modelling complex furniture and cabinet pieces to developing detailed dimensioned prints and accurate cutlists.