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  • Pedestal Picnic Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 24, 2014
    Pedestal Picnic Table One day in the shop and you’re ready to party! By Jean Bartholome If you’re looking for a picnic table that’s simple to build but looks great on your deck or patio, here’s the design for you. Its pedestal...
  • 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...
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table This little charmer folds flat, then sets up in seconds. By Tim Johnson This table is an accurate reproduction of one purchased by Molly Brown and her husband in the late 1880s, when they were starting their...
  • 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...
  • Frame & Panel Hope Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Frame & Panel Hope Chest Mortise and Tenon Joinery the Easy Way By Tom Caspar I used to struggle with mortise and tenon joinery. I tried every new system that came along, but they all seemed way too complicated. One day a friend of a friend walked...
  • AW Extra 10/3/13 - Classic Country Hutch

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, October 3, 2013
    Classic Country Hutch American style and classic hardwood create a timeless treasure By Tim Johnson Tall and stately, this cupboard promises to be the focal point of any dining area. A functional wonder, it combines elegant display with spacious storage...
  • AW Extra 8/8/13 - Log Cabin Writing Desk

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Log Cabin Writing Desk Rustic tradition meets modern style. By Chris Cander and Mark Love Coziness is built right into this desk, because it was inspired by a log cabin. Squint a bit and you’ll see logs and chinking—the muck-and-straw mixture...
  • Computer Armoire

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, April 13, 2013
    Computer Armoire Build an updated American classic from bargain-priced plywood and poplar. By Jeff Corns My wife and I enjoy antique country furniture. It's usually a bargain, but we've been unable to find a piece that would hold all of our computer...
  • Queen Anne Footstool & Cabriole Leg

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Queen Anne Footstool By Alf Sharp Old styles of furniture can still speak to us loud and clear today. The Queen Anne style, popular in America from 1725 to 1760, is an elegant language of flowing lines and reverse curves. This footstool is a small-scale...
  • Queen Anne Footstool & Cabriole Leg

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    Old styles of furniture can still speak to us loud and clear today. The Queen Anne style, popular in America from 1725 to 1760, is an elegant language of flowing lines and reverse curves. This footstool is a small-scale example of a very elaborate style...
  • Stickley Sideboard

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Stickley Sideboard By Tim Johnson and Bruce Kieffer This sideboard is a reproduction of one that originally appeared in Gustav Stickley’s 1912 Craftsman Furniture Catalog as piece No. 8141⁄2. The cost was $50. It was factory produced, at a...
  • Show Case

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Show Case View your treasures from every angle. By Luke Hartle Any collection you want to display, from fish fossils to Baccarat crystal will look great inside this cabinet. It allows unobstructed viewing from the front because the doors are on the sides...
  • St. Croix Valley Chairs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    St. Croix Valley Chairs Enjoy your setting while comfortably sitting. By Tim Johnson Stylish and comfortable, these chairs are also built to last. Made of rot-resistant white oak, with robust joinery secured with weatherproof glue, they’re guaranteed...
  • Rustic Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Rustic Chair Make a chair in a day, using green wood saplings. By Jonathan Benson You can make a pretty good case for bending and attaching green wood sticks as the second oldest wood furniture making method (after coming upon a fallen log, and sitting...
  • Frame and Panel Hope Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Frame & Panel Hope Chest Mortise and Tenon Joinery the Easy Way by Tom Caspar I used to struggle with mortise and tenon joinery. I tried every new system that came along, but they all seemed way too complicated. One day a friend of a friend walked...