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Winter 2013-2014

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High Style, Low-Cost TV Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    High-Style, Low-Cost TV Cabinet Simple joinery makes it fast – plywood makes it inexpensive. By Gary Wentz The striking style of this cabinet was inspired by visits to upscale furniture stores where we found similar pieces selling for $1,500 or...
  • 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...
  • Push-Button Bandsaw Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, December 14, 2012
    Push-Button Bandsaw Box How do you open it? Just push the bottom drawer. By Alex Snodgrass If you've ever been to a woodworking trade show, you’ve probably seen me demonstrating on the bandsaw. I’ve been doing it for, oh, 21 years now–a...
  • Wooden Spring Tongs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Wooden Spring Tongs A great all-around kitchen utensil. By David Radtke Here’s a great kitchen utensil you’re sure to find indispensable. These wooden tongs feature a unique spring tab mechanism built into a knuckle joint. The joint allows...
  • 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...
  • Greene and Greene Mailbox

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    We needed a new mailbox, but I couldn’t find an off-the-shelf version that I liked. So I decided to build my own. As I’ve always admired the work of Greene and Greene, the architect brothers who fused Asian design with Arts and Crafts style...
  • Shaker Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    Shaker Table A perfect blend of classic lines and modern joinery. By Tom Caspar When I first saw a drawing of this table 20 years ago in a book by Thomas Moser, I knew I had to make it. It perfectly captures the essence of classic Shaker design. Taut...
  • Lighted Quilt Hanger

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Lighted Quilt Hanger By Randy Johnson Decorative quilts make great wall displays, and this quilt valance gives you an easy way to show off a quilt—with light, no less. The top of the valance doubles as a small shelf for displaying plates or other...
  • 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...