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Winter 2013-2014

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Woodworking Projects

  • Desktop Clock

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    Desktop Clock It tells the time, but keeps a secret. By Jock and Susan Holmen This clock holds a secret—a compartment for candy—and its construction involves a few secrets as well. Such as this: The case is made from 1/2"-thick mahogany...
  • 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...
  • High-Style Low-Cost TV Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, August 31, 2008
    High-Style Low-Cost TV Cabinet Simple joinery makes it easy to build – 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...
  • Craftsman Frame

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Craftsman Frame Pegged half-lap joints are the cabinetmaker's way to build a beautiful frame. By Jock and Susan Holmen Picture frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to putting the pieces together. Getting four mitered corners perfectly...
  • Dovetailed Step Stool

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 12, 2008
    Dovetailed Step Stool Three kinds of dovetails make it extra strong. By Frank Klausz After I finish a large commission, I like to surprise my client during the holidays with a gift—this sturdy kitchen stepping stool. Making one is a pleasure because...
  • 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...
  • Whittled Peg Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 21, 2014
    Whittled Peg Rack It's just you, your knife, and the wood. By Tim Johnson Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) when everything went wrong and you wondered why you decided to take up woodworking in the first place? It’s supposed to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...