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  • AW Extra 6/7/12 - Build a Recurve Bow

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 5, 2008
    Build a Recurve Bow By David Radtke I got my first bow for my fourth birthday. It was plastic and thank heavens the arrows had rubber tips because everything within a 30-ft. radius was fair game. These days I exercise better judgement and only shoot at...
  • Solar Kiln

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Solar Kiln Dry Your Own Wood Fast and Hassle-Free By Dave Munkittrick Wood is expensive. And extra-wide or figured wood is practically beyond reach. Over the 25-plus years I’ve been a professional woodworker, wood seems to have taken a cue from...
  • 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...
  • Vine Trellis

    by AW-Editor     Friday, July 27, 2007
    Vine Trellis By Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6-ft. tall, freestanding trellis.We used dadoes,glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines.We built our trellis from...
  • AW Extra 4/19/12 - Nine-Pot Plant Stand

    by AW-Editor     Friday, July 27, 2007
    Nine-Pot Plant Stand Thrill the garden lover in your family with this easy-to-make project. By Tim Johnson This sturdy little stand is perfect for your deck or patio. It’s got room for your favorite plants and it doesn’t take up a lot of space...
  • Reitveld Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Reitveld Chair We’ve turned an icon of modern design into a comfortable, easy-to-build outdoor project. By Tom Caspar In 1918 the Dutch cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld reduced the idea of a chair to a 3D grid of painted sticks and boards. His revolutionary...
  • Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the...
  • Patio Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Patio Chair A curved seat and back make this chair extra-comfortable. By Carroll Davidson With a set of outdoor chairs like this on your patio or deck, you and your guests can enjoy the open air in comfort and style. This chair is comfortable (the seat...
  • AW Extra - Reitveld Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 20, 2011
    Reitveld Chair We’ve turned an icon of modern design into a comfortable, easy-to-build outdoor project. By Tom Caspar In 1918 the Dutch cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld reduced the idea of a chair to a 3D grid of painted sticks and boards. His revolutionary...
  • AW Extra - Cypress Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Cypress Chest Beautiful outdoor storage made to take the elements. by Dave Munkittrick Storage is like money; we never seem to have enough. Well, I can’t help you much with your finances, but I can give you a hand on the storage front. A frequently...
  • Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 11, 2011
    Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair Jigs and fixtures make building this chair a breeze—whether it’s one or a whole yard full. By Randy Johnson If you’re looking for an outdoor chair that’s comfortable and stable, and yet light enough...
  • Three Projects for Gardeners

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Three Projects for Gardeners Thrill the garden lover in your family with one (or more!) of these easy-to-make projects. by Tim Johnson Before you set aside your push sticks and dust mask for the season, make something to enjoy all summer. Each one of...