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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...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra - Contemporary Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Contemporary Bookcase Fresh, clean lines, simple, strong construction, and a design you can modify to fit any room. By Randy Johnson The credo of many great 20th century architects was “Form Follows Function.” And for this bookcase, it certainly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hammock Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Hammock Stand Make bent laminations on a big scale. By John English One sweeping curve, 18-ft. long: that’s the essence of this dramatic stand. Making up that curve are dozens of thin pieces of constructiongrade redwood, all glued together to make...
  • 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...
  • A Woodworker's Royal Wedding Gift

    by Tim Johnson     Thursday, April 28, 2011
    A Woodworker's Royal Wedding Gift! A Gift Fit of a Future King—and Queen For many, Friday April 29th is a special holiday; a day off work with street parties and other festivities to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton...
  • AW Extra - Weekend Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 7, 2011
    Weekend Picture Frames Create extraordinary frames with ordinary router bits. By Tim Johnson Here’s a fun way to save money, be creative, make something useful, and use up scrap stock: make your own picture frames. You can start from scratch and...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 3/6/14 - Wedged-Base Workbench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Wedged-Base Workbench Tablesaw joinery locks it together. By Tim Johnson This workbench has a top ready for hard use. But it’s the base that catches your eye. The interlocking joinery, with its dovetails and wedges, is rock solid, yet it knocks...
  • 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 - 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...