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  • Shaker Sideboard

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 24, 2009
    Shaker Sideboard Traditional looks, but an updated construction By Randy Johnson The essence of Shaker design is simplicity. Although I didn’t use traditional construction techniques in this project, I did keep it simple. Behind this sideboard’s...
  • Television Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Television Cabinet Hide the electronics behind ingenious double-hinged doors by Dave Munkittrick I love my new 36-in. TV but my wife hates what the glass and plastic monolith does to the look and feel of our family room. To avoid marital strife we went...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra - Fab Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Fab Frames No miters and no fuss! Multiples and cool variations are easy. by Tim Johnson Forget about cutting and fitting miter joints the next time you make a picture frame. Scrap wood, a saber saw, a fence-equipped router table and three common router...
  • 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-Style Outdoor Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 11, 2011
    Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair Jigs and fixtures make building this chair a breeze—whether it’s one or a whole yard full. By Randy Johnson If you’re looking for an outdoor chair that’s comfortable and stable, and yet light enough...
  • AW Extra - Reitveld Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 20, 2011
    Reitveld Chair We’ve turned an icon of modern design into a comfortable, easy-to-build outdoor project. By Tom Caspar In 1918 the Dutch cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld reduced the idea of a chair to a 3D grid of painted sticks and boards. His revolutionary...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 7/26/12 - Shaker Stand

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, July 8, 2008
    Shaker Stand By Tim Johnson Though it looks modern, the original version of this three-legged stand was built almost two hundred years ago in a Shaker community. Simple, purposeful and elegant, this stand is an outstanding example of Shaker design. Like...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...