He's Not Just a Carpenter: Norm Abram Has Authored 8 Books

There's more to Norm Abram than meets the eye. Based on his television persona, he's a quiet, knowledgeable contractor and skilled carpenter. But did you know that he's a successful author as well?

He's Not Just a Carpenter: Norm Abram Has Authored 8 Books
Ask Norm: A Norm Abram book

Over the course of his esteemed career, Norm Abram has managed to find the time to write 8 books on carpentry. That's quite a feat.

His books are titled:

Ask Norm

Norm answers readers questions on home repair and restoration as seen on his popular This Old House TV show. Illustrations. 

The New Yankee Workshop

Presents a graduated program that takes readers through the art of cabinet making, beginning with the tools, materials, and techniques and featuring projects ranging from the simple to advanced.

Classics From The New Yankee Workshop

In this book, the author presents 13 projects, including a rocking horse, an Adirondack chair, a corner cupboard, a pencil-post bed, a butler's table and a garden bench. The author is a television host of The New Yankee Workshop.

Mostly Shaker From The New Yankee Workshop

Complete, step-by-step directions--accompanied by photographs and line drawings--highlight a collection of ten, Shaker-inspired designs for woodworkers of various skill levels.

Outdoor Projects From The New Yankee Workshop

As host of public television's New Yankee Workshop and master carpenter for the ever-popular This Old House series, Norm Abram shares his legendary woodworking skills and ingenuity for popular outdoor projects.

Norm Abram's New House

As star of the television series New Yankee Workshop and the master woodworker on This Old House, Norm Abram was the perfect person to write a personal account of how he built his dream house.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

In this one-of-a-kind treasury of carpentry wisdom, Norm Abram celebrates the tradition of his craft - and hands down the secrets he has learned in more than thirty years as a master carpenter. Norm distills a lifetime of experience into seventy short, simple lessons.

The New Yankee Workshop Kids' Stuff

With The New Yankee Workshop Kids' Stuff, Norm Abram decides to have some fun. These projects are some of his most imaginative yet, and these pages contain everything you will need to know to build them.

Not only that, but he also contributed to Complete Remodeling and Complete Landscaping. Both of these books were published in 2004 by This Old House Books.

I highly recommend all of these books. My favorite? Measure Twice, Cut Once. It's chocked full of interesting and useful tips broken down into simple, short life lessons.