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Winter 2013-2014

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lighted Quilt Hanger

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Lighted Quilt Hanger By Randy Johnson Decorative quilts make great wall displays, and this quilt valance gives you an easy way to show off a quilt—with light, no less. The top of the valance doubles as a small shelf for displaying plates or other...
  • Modular Desk System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Modular Desk System Mix-and-match components make a desk that fits your needs. By Bruce Kieffer Download this Modular Desk System Project with complete plans and step-by-step instructions from AWBookstore.com . This computer-desk system has more going...
  • Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the...
  • Walnut Wall Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Walnut Wall Shelves Versatile go-anywhere shelves to hold books, discs, kitchenware, or anything you want! By Jon Stumbras Never enough shelf space where you want it? This little shelf is a great way to add extra storage in just about any room. It’s...
  • Stickley Dining Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 22, 2010
    Stickley Dining Chair Build accurate replicas of a classic design. By Seth Keller Having built the Mission oak dining table that recently appeared in American Woodworker (Dec/Jan 2009, issue #139), my next project was to build chairs to go with it. A...
  • 3 Routed Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    3 Routed Picture Frames Three custom profiles with infinite possibilities. By Eric Smith Your router table is the perfect tool for making an almost limitless variety of picture frames. The problem is that with so many router bits and possible combinations...
  • 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...
  • Sapele Display Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Sapele Display Cabinet Quiet beauty comes from subtle details By Richard Helgeson I designed this display cabinet to be a versatile, understated piece that will fit comfortably into a variety of interiors. The cabinet claims little more than a square...
  • Hoosier Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Monday, July 28, 2008
    Hoosier Cabinet Recreate and American icon. By Tim Johnson Eighty years ago, before built-in cabinets were common, every modern homemaker wanted a “Hoosier” cabinet in her kitchen. As a baking center,it was the last word in efficient design...
  • 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...
  • Vine Trellis

    by AW-Editor     Friday, July 27, 2007
    Vine Trellis By Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6-ft. tall, freestanding trellis.We used dadoes,glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines.We built our trellis from...