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Ants Viires’ compendium of woodworking practices


After decades without compensation for his study and detailed description of Estonian woodworking, the most recent English translation of Ants Viires’ text Eesti rahvapärane puutööndus: ajalooline ülevaade has continued to sell copies.


Woodworking in Estonia: Historical Survey was translated into English by Mart Aru and was published by Lost Art Press in 2016. Viires passed away one year before, but he lived to see permission sought for the new edition of the book, evidence that his project will continue to inform those who carry forward the customs of building with wood.

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