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  • AW Extra 6/20/13 - Garden Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Garden Bench Graceful, comfortable and built to last by Luke Hartle It dawned on me the other day that every single project I’ve made resides in my house. Since I spend a lot of time in my back yard garden, I decided it was high time I made something...
  • 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...
  • Stickley Dining Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 22, 2010
    Stickley Dining Chair Build accurate replicas of a classic design. By Seth Keller Having built the Mission oak dining table that recently appeared in American Woodworker (Dec/Jan 2009, issue #139), my next project was to build chairs to go with it. A...
  • Two-Drawer Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Two-Drawer Coffee Table Pass-through drawers offer two-sided convenience. By Tim Johnson A coffee table isn’t just for coffee. It displays interesting reading and serves the Saturday night pizza. It hosts Scrabble games, labors under kids’...
  • AW Extra 4/11/13 - Sunburst Patio Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 9, 2009
    Sunburst Patio Table Tired of outdoor tables made of metal or plastic? This table has the richness and warmth that only wood can provide. By David Radtke It’s built to stand up to the weather, so it’s perfect for a patio, porch or sunroom...
  • Inside Greene and Greene Furniture

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, October 23, 2009
    Inside Greene and Greene Furniture How teamwork between architects and woodworkers solved classic problems in furniture design. By Tom Caspar Here’s a recipe for creativity: Mix two gifted architects with two seasoned woodworkers, throw in a bunch...
  • Sliding Door Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Sliding Door Bookcase Dust-free display with no hinges to mount! By Seth Keller Glass doors make a bookcase, but doors that swing on hinges are a pain to install. Ditto for doors that lift open and slide back—on a Barrister’s bookcase, for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 8/2/12 - Stowaway Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Stowaway Bench This bench will fit in any entryway, and store your umbrella and gloves too! By Jon Stumbras This country-style bench will cut the clutter by the door and serve as a resting spot to put on your shoes. The lid opens up to reveal a handy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tombstone Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    Tombstone Doors By Lonnie Bird Through many years studying and building 18th-century furniture, I’ve learned that this era produced countless fine examples of good design. One example is the arched-top door. Often called a tombstone door because...