The Charlotte Woodworkers Association maintains a library of books and videos related to various aspects of woodworking and is available to current CWA members at our regular monthly meetings. Members in good standing may borrow titles for one month at a time at the rate of $1.00 per month.  Please note that there is a $1.00 late charge for books and videos not returned at the next meeting.  The librarian adds items to the library on a regular basis and in addition, members and other donors frequently contribute books and videos to the library.

Library - WayneThe CWA is in the process of updating our library’s catalog and inventory system and is enhancing the layout by using LibraryThing, which is a web application used for storing catalogs of book and other types of media.  Currently this catalog contains books, CDs and DVDs but we hope to expand it to include project plans in the future. Hopefully, this new format will make it easier for our members to search the CWA library to find the items of interest or just to browse this ever-expanding resource of woodworking materials and check them out at our next meeting.  At this time, only a portion of our existing library has been cataloged in this new system but hopefully, this will be completed soon.

Visit our Library or select one of the randomly selected books below.

Handcrafted cabinetry - Robert Yoder
Technical Techniques - Mark Adams
How to Get the Most Out of Your Tools - Jonathan David
JessEm Rout-R-Slide - JessEm Tool Company
Essential Woodworking Techniques, Woodworkers Guild of America - Woodworkers Guild of America
Doormaking: A Do-It-Yourself Guide - John Birchard
Making Jigs and Fixtures: Techniques for Better Woodworking (The Workshop Companion) - Nick Engler
Finishing: Techniques for Better Woodworking (Workshop Companion) - Nick Engler
Measured Shop Drawings for American Furniture - Thomas F. Moser
Building Tables - Woodworking Videos
Bowls to Hollow Forms - Joe Ruminski
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking (Joinery / Shaping, Veneering, Finishing) - Tage Frid
200 Original Shop Aids & Jigs For Woodworkers - Rosario Capotosto
The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers - Ron Hock
Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture - Robert F.W Meader
Old Ways of Working Wood - Alex W Bealer
Shaker Clock Makers - James W. Gibbs and Robert W. Meader
Workbenches and Shop Furniture: Techniques for Better Woodworking (The Workshop Companion) - Nick Engler
Making Wood Bowls With a Router & Scroll Saw - Patrick Spielman
Making Small Wooden Boxes - James A. Jacobson

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The contents of the CWA library can now be accessed at the link above and can be searched with keywords, e.g. title, author, subject, category, etc. by clicking in the “Search this Library” box in the upper right hand corner.  Wildcard searches may also be used by adding an asterisk (i.e. searching for “finish*” will return results for finish, finishes, finishing, etc.)


(*Note: If the “Search Site” box is used, which is also in the upper right-hand corner, this will produce numerous results from the entire LibraryThing community and not just within the CWA library.  It is recommended to avoid this search feature).  The CWA library can also be browsed and sorted alphabetically by title or author by clicking the header for these columns and sorted numerically by the call number column, which is where the item is physically located in the CWA library.

Clicking a title from the list will provide even more information, and depending on the work, an in-depth description and/or reviews as well as a direct link to in the upper right corner where even more information on that title is available.  Similarly, clicking an author’s name will display more information on that author including additional works, some of which also may also be in the CWA library.

To place a hold on any item, please fill out the form below and make sure to include the title, author, and call number.  You may also use this form to provide any feedback, comments or to contact the librarian: