Phil found this book for me while we were at the Salvation Army thrift store today and I was so glad that he did. This is an incredibly useful book. Written in 1978 by Drew Langsner. This isn't about making fancy wood carved pieces for your house. It is about making useful pieces, most of which people don't think to make anymore. Drew and his wife Louise made and used these things themselves on their farm.
I hope you can read the contents here. He starts with tools you will find useful such as an Indian crooked knife, Swedish sloyd knife, billhook, Scorp, hewing adze etc. Complete with drawings of each so you at least know what to look for when trying to find them. He then tells you about wood, felling logs, building wood ricks and woodsheds. You then move on to sawbucks, shaving horses, different types of saws, wedges and tool handles.Some of my favorite parts are making a pitchfork from wood, making wooden spoons and making a dough bowl but it also tells how to make oak baskets and different farm tools.
It is presented in such a way that when you have finished reading you really should be able to make the item yourself--maybe not perfectly until you have some practice but you should have a useable piece anyway.
I don't know if this book is available through Amazon. I haven't looked yet. I paid $1.75 for it at the thrift store.