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Winter 2013-2014

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Desktop Clock

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    Desktop Clock It tells the time, but keeps a secret. By Jock and Susan Holmen This clock holds a secret—a compartment for candy—and its construction involves a few secrets as well. Such as this: The case is made from 1/2"-thick mahogany...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Furniture Society 2007 - Cascadia Show

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, July 31, 2007
    One great gathering and five great shows. Members' Show Camosun College Retrospective Show Camosun Student Chair Show Cultural Mosaic Show Cascadia Show Cascadia Show Page 1 2 3 Four Inspiring Days Members' Show Camosun College Retrospective Show...
  • Walnut Bookcase by Bill Groff

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, September 6, 2007
    Walnut Bookcase by Bill Groff, Metamora, IL "I spent this last winter (and Spring and part of the Summer!)building a larger version of the bookcase that appeared in the November 2005 issue of American Woodworker. Essentially the same style, but larger...
  • 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...
  • Walnut Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Walnut Coffee Table Simple joinery allows time to add cool design details. By Tim Johnson I like traditional joinery, and I enjoy working with hand tools. But I also like completing a project without having it drag on because the joinery is labor intensive...
  • Contemporary Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    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...
  • Television Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...