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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Patio Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Patio Chair A curved seat and back make this chair extra-comfortable. By Carroll Davidson With a set of outdoor chairs like this on your patio or deck, you and your guests can enjoy the open air in comfort and style. This chair is comfortable (the seat...
  • Pedestal Picnic Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 24, 2014
    Pedestal Picnic Table One day in the shop and you’re ready to party! By Jean Bartholome If you’re looking for a picnic table that’s simple to build but looks great on your deck or patio, here’s the design for you. Its pedestal...
  • Wooden Storm Door

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Wooden Storm Door Versatile design keeps winter winds out and lets summer breezes in. by Tim Johnson A storm door doesn’t just keep out the wind and rain. It’s the focal point of your home’s entryway; the first thing guests see when...
  • High Style, Low-Cost TV Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    High-Style, Low-Cost TV Cabinet Simple joinery makes it fast – plywood makes it inexpensive. By Gary Wentz The striking style of this cabinet was inspired by visits to upscale furniture stores where we found similar pieces selling for $1,500 or...
  • Steam Bent Music Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Steam Bent Music Stand “Learning to bend wood with steam takes practice, just like playing an instrument.” By Seth Keller Bending wood with steam always intrigued me, but I never tried it. The process seemed mysterious, complicated and maybe...
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table This little charmer folds flat, then sets up in seconds. By Tim Johnson This table is an accurate reproduction of one purchased by Molly Brown and her husband in the late 1880s, when they were starting their...
  • Trophy Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Trophy Coffee Table Stunning Beauty Right from the Tree By Dave Munkittrick Big planks of wood with natural bark edges make my heart race. Most woodworkers share a desire to build something from a single, thick plank of wood. After 20 years of building...
  • Divided-Light Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Divided-Light Doors Add a masterful touch with classic glass doors. By Tom Caspar With the right set of router bits, a divided-light door is a lot easier to make than it looks. The key to success is simple: Measure and cut every single part first. To...
  • Tombstone Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Tombstone Doors By Lonnie Bird Through many years studying and building 18th-century furniture, I’ve learned that this era produced countless fine examples of good design. One example is the arched-top door. Often called a tombstone door because...
  • Oval Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 2, 2012
    Oval Picture Frames Don’t let their shape intimidate you —these classic frames are easy with our simple jigs. By Randy Johnson Oval frames are delightful eye-catchers, evoking images of days gone by and giving a unique setting for that very...
  • Appliance Garage

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Appliance Garage Clear off your countertops! By Rick Christopherson An appliance garage provides functional storage for the hodgepodge of appliances that clutter kitchen countertops. Close the doors, and everything is out of sight. Open the doors, and...
  • Natural Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Natural Bench How to make strong joints in slabwood. By Greg Wood When I need wood for a project, my first stop is a small mill near my shop that specializes in local hardwoods. On one particular visit I noticed a pile of offcuts sitting out in the rain...
  • Magic Coin Bank

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 11, 2011
    Magic Coin Bank Kids love secrets—and so do adults! This small bank with its sneaky false drawer is a kick to make. You won’t need any fancy mechanism to make the drawer; just a few brads. Start building your nest egg; the coin slot is large...
  • Cherry Sideboard

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Cherry Sideboard Curved parts add flare to a simple, square plywood box. By Jason Holtz This sideboard is a hybrid-an interesting mix of plywood and solidwood construction. It requires accurately cutting plywood parts, a lot of biscuit joints (you may...
  • A Woodworker's Royal Wedding Gift

    by Tim Johnson     Thursday, April 28, 2011
    A Woodworker's Royal Wedding Gift! A Gift Fit of a Future King—and Queen For many, Friday April 29th is a special holiday; a day off work with street parties and other festivities to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton...