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Winter 2013-2014

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dovetailed Step Stool

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 12, 2008
    Dovetailed Step Stool Three kinds of dovetails make it extra strong. By Frank Klausz After I finish a large commission, I like to surprise my client during the holidays with a gift—this sturdy kitchen stepping stool. Making one is a pleasure 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Display Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Display Cabinet Open sides and built-in lights showcase your treasures. By Randy Johnson Some cabinets are all about displaying the beauty of wood. This cabinet, with its glass doors, shelves and sides and built-in lighting, is all about displaying what’s...
  • 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...