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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 5/16/13 - Showcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Showcase 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...
  • Turned Post Bed

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 9, 2010
    Turned Post Bed By Tim Johnson Here's how to maintain a positive attitude the next time you hear the phrase "Honey, would you please make the bed?" Forget about the sheets and pillowcases. Head down to the workshop, glue up some timbers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stickley Arm Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 29, 2009
    Stickley Arm Chair by Seth Keller Click Here to see the matching Stickley dining chair. This arm chair goes with the Stickley dining chairs featured on page 44 of the August/September issue of American Woodworker. As you can see from the drawings and...
  • 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 12/13/12 - Greene and Greene-Style Hall Table

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    Greene and Greene-Style Hall Table Exquisite detailing turns ordinary into extraordinary. By Bruce Kieffer People just love this wonderful little table with its soft-colored mahogany, ebony accents and finger-jointed drawer. The spectacular detailing...
  • 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...
  • 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...