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  • AW Extra 6/6/13 - Mobile Miter Saw Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Mobile Miter Saw Stand Get more from your miter saw with a stand that handles everything. By Richard Tendick This stand has everything you could want. With the wings up, it can handle 8-ft.-long boards on either side. With wings down, the stand is only...
  • AW Extra 6/20/13 - Garden Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Garden Bench Graceful, comfortable and built to last by Luke Hartle It dawned on me the other day that every single project I’ve made resides in my house. Since I spend a lot of time in my back yard garden, I decided it was high time I made something...
  • Two-Drawer Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Two-Drawer Coffee Table Pass-through drawers offer two-sided convenience. By Tim Johnson A coffee table isn’t just for coffee. It displays interesting reading and serves the Saturday night pizza. It hosts Scrabble games, labors under kids’...
  • AW Extra 4/11/13 - Sunburst Patio Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 9, 2009
    Sunburst Patio Table Tired of outdoor tables made of metal or plastic? This table has the richness and warmth that only wood can provide. By David Radtke It’s built to stand up to the weather, so it’s perfect for a patio, porch or sunroom...
  • Sliding Door Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Sliding Door Bookcase Dust-free display with no hinges to mount! By Seth Keller Glass doors make a bookcase, but doors that swing on hinges are a pain to install. Ditto for doors that lift open and slide back—on a Barrister’s bookcase, for...
  • 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...
  • Turn a Classic Wooden Bat

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 9, 2009
    Turn a Classic Wooden Bat Learn how to beat the chatter. By Alan Lacer The crack of a baseball against a wooden bat is a wonderful sound seldom heard today. Too often it’s been replaced by the metallic “clink” of an aluminum bat. Baseball...
  • AW Extra 5/23/13 - Kitchen Stool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 10, 2009
    Kitchen Stool Make round legs without using a lathe. By Seth Keller Few stools are as clean and elegant as this one. I built it with splayed legs to provide a stable footing. The multi-level rungs offer a variety of foot perches to satisfy just about...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 1/31/13 - Turned Lidded Box

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Turned Lidded Box A Precision Fit Lid that Snaps Shut By Alan Lacer Of all the different forms of woodturning, I find the most delight in creating lidded boxes. The satisfying snap of a well fit lid as it closes, the beauty of the shape and the wood combined...
  • AW Extra 1/3/13 - 4-Way File Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 9, 2008
    4-Way File Cabinet Arrange your files any way you want! By Andy Rae Imagine the ultimate home office: an executive desk, a comfy swivel chair, your computer and phone within easy reach, pens and pencils ready to go, books and reference materials neatly...
  • Turned Post Bed

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 9, 2010
    Turned Post Bed By Tim Johnson Here's how to maintain a positive attitude the next time you hear the phrase "Honey, would you please make the bed?" Forget about the sheets and pillowcases. Head down to the workshop, glue up some timbers...
  • AW Extra 5/30/13 - Dovetailed Tool Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Dovetailed Tool Box Fill it, carry it, bang it around: These joints will last forever. By Seth Keller A lightweight, sturdy toolbox is perfect for odd jobs around the house. Carpenters used to make their own, just nailed together. I’ve built a more...
  • AW Extra 4/4/13 - Turning a Green Wood Bowl

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Turning a Green Wood Bowl By Alan Lacer Making a functional object directly from raw material in its natural state is incredibly satisfying. Just ask any potter. For woodworkers, green woodturning captures that feeling. You literally start with a log...
  • Craftsman-Style Display Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 2, 2010
    Craftsman-Style Display Cabinet Lots of glass and built-in lights By Randy Johnson Some cabinets are all about displaying the beauty of wood. This cabinet, with its built-in lighting, glass doors, sides and shelves is all about displaying what’s...