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One Block of Wood

15 Projects to Make

Nina Tolstrup

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781843405467

Price: £ 11.99

Publication date: 4 January 2010

Category: Crafts

  • Ideal for beginner or seasoned crafters 
  • Includes 15 original and inspiring projects 
  • Cheap and quick ideas with stunning results  

Whether you’re new to woodwork, an old hat with a bit of wood you’d like to use up or just curious to discover what you can create this book is for you. Nina Tolstrup has devised 15 simple, beautifully made projects from one block of wood.

There’s no need to worry about buying new materials – this eco-friendly selection will ensure that you’ll have all the help you need to use up those leftovers.

Nina demonstrates the versatility of this easy-to-work with material. The ideas range from a stylish Garden Bird Feeder to a sturdy Doorstop and Herb Box. It’s as easy as it sounds. 

Other titles in the series include One Ball of Wool, One Piece of Fabric and One Piece of Paper.


Nina Tolstrup studied at Les Ateliers in Paris and Copenhagen Business school and is now an East London-based designer who designs products, furniture, interiors and accessories for companies including Habitat, Lexon, Trip Trap, E&Y and Wentworth. Previously a design manager for Eleven Danes, she now runs her design company Studiomama, which has won prizes and been widely publicised in the international press.