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Winter 2013-2014

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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...
  • 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     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...
  • Arts & Crafts Bedside Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Arts & Crafts Bedside Table No cutting corners–this is solid craftsmanship through and through. By Stewart Crick Arts and Crafts is both a style of furniture and a philosophy about craftsmanship. It calls for honest, functional design and a...
  • Shop-Made Arts & Crafts Knobs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Shop-Made Arts & Crafts Knobs All it takes is a router and a bandsaw. By Dave Eklund Making these knobs won't save any money, but it's worthwhile nonetheless. Shop-made knobs will better match your project, because the wood comes from the...
  • Mission Blanket Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Mission Blanket Chest If you love Mission-style furniture, here’s the perfect complement to your bedroom. By Tom Caspar Store blankets, bedding and memories inside this huge chest. Three frames and a plywood back make up its basic structure, and...
  • Sliding Dovetail Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    Sliding Dovetail Bench Super-strong router joints give it elegant simplicity. By Tim Johnson This elegant bench has humble origins: Its forebears have been sat upon, stepped on and dragged about for centuries. Utilitarian ancestry is readily apparent...
  • Barbara's Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    Barbara's Table A small amount of fabulous wood can go a long way. By Tom Caspar Surprise! My wife loved this table because I designed it just for her. It’s beautiful, versatile and with time-saving biscuits and dowels, it only took me a few...