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  • Scrap Wood Cutting Boards

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, November 4, 2011
    Scrap Wood Cutting Boards Turn trash into treasure. By Yoav Liberman I love hard cheeses and hard-crust breads. My cheese-making skills are limited and my baking talent is admired only in our household and among close friends, so I use my woodworking...
  • AW Extra - Shaker Sewing Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    Shaker Sewing Cabinet Machine-cut dovetails add a new twist. Tom Caspar You can find a place for every conceivable sewing notion in this Shaker-inspired chest of drawers. Mix 'n' match modular trays fi t perfectly in the middle drawers. Store...
  • Shaker Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    Shaker Table A perfect blend of classic lines and modern joinery. By Tom Caspar When I first saw a drawing of this table 20 years ago in a book by Thomas Moser, I knew I had to make it (see Sources, below). It perfectly captures the essence of classic...
  • AW Extra - Shaker Blanket Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Shaker Blanket Chest Having a top-notch dovetail jig really pays off. By Bruce Kieffer I've always wanted to build a dovetailed blanket chest, but never got around to it. I couldn't see making all those joints by hand, and I hadn't found a...
  • Shaker Trestle Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Shaker Trestle Table Graceful bent-laminated feet are super-strong. By Chris Cander This modern interpretation of a Shaker communal table appeals to furniture maker Mark Love’s customers because of its elegant simplicity, ample legroom, and the...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra - Cherry Pie Safe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Cherry Pie Safe This versatile classic goes together fast with biscuits. By Dave Munkittrick and Bruce Kieffer Pie safes like this one were once commonplace. The pierced-tin panels kept insects out while providing ventilation for cooling baked goods....
  • Wooden Cowboy Hat

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Wooden Cowboy Hat A Texas turner travels "down under" to find the perfect chapeau. By Ray Lanham From the time I turned my first bowl over 40 years ago I’ve been captivated by the spiritual nature of creating art on the lathe. I met many...
  • AW Extra - Compact Humidor

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 13, 2011
    Compact Humidor A pull-apart box with a silky-smooth fit. By Suwat Phruksawan I've had a lot of fun over the years building boxes of all shapes and sizes.This one was made as a travel humidor for a friend. The box can just as easily be used for a...
  • 3 Kitchen Storage Projects

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 9, 2011
    3 Kitchen Storage Projects Squeeze more space from your cabinets with customized roll-outs. by Eric Smith and David Radke It's time to increase the storage space in your kitchen by accessing its underutilized space. Here's how to reclaim that...
  • Kitchen Work Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Kitchen Work Table A perfect fit for that small space in your kitchen. Edited by Tim Johnson Here’s a compact work table that you could tuck away in a corner or use as a central island for daily activities. It’s the same height as standard...
  • AW Extras 4/17/14 - Simple Kitchen Upgrades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Simple Kitchen Upgrades Three easy projects that add storage, convenience and smoother running drawers to your kitchen By Mac Wentz Drawers & Slides for Old Cabinets If your old drawers are coming apart,here’s a way to build new boxes and save...
  • Weekend Kitchen Projects

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Weekend Kitchen Projects Here are three ways to improve storage space in any kitchen. You can whip through each project in an afternoon, using only a tablesaw and a plunge router. Countertop Knife Rack Store up to nine knives in a handy rack that puts...
  • AW Extra - Free-Form Wall Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Free-Form Wall Shelves Edited by Dave Munkittrick Here’s a versatile shelf that allows for a creative, one-of-a-kind edge treatment. Hung on the wall without any visible means of support, these shelves are real eye catchers. Choose boards that are...
  • Cantilevered Display Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Cantilevered Display Shelves Strong, glueless joints support these elegant, cantilevered shelves. By Dave Munkittrick Whatever you collect—rocks, porcelain, folk art or photos of your Schnauzer—it’ll get the attention it deserves when...