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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Walnut Wall Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Walnut Wall Shelves Versatile go-anywhere shelves to hold books, discs, kitchenware, or anything you want! By Jon Stumbras Never enough shelf space where you want it? This little shelf is a great way to add extra storage in just about any room. It’s...
  • Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 12, 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...
  • Kitchen Stool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, April 30, 2011
    Kitchen Stool Round Legs Without 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 anybody, no...
  • Sliding Bookrack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Sliding Bookrack Arts & Crafts details add sophistication to a simple project By Seth Keller I’ve always admired the work of Greene & Greene, two architects who designed Arts & Crafts homes and furnishings in the early 20th century....
  • 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...
  • Walnut Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Walnut Coffee Table Simple joinery allows time to add cool design details. By Tim Johnson I like traditional joinery, and I enjoy working with hand tools. But I also like completing a project without having it drag on because the joinery is labor intensive...
  • 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...
  • Television Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Television Cabinet Hide the electronics behind ingenious double-hinged doors by Dave Munkittrick I love my new 36-in. TV but my wife hates what the glass and plastic monolith does to the look and feel of our family room. To avoid marital strife we went...
  • Cantilevered Display Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Cantilevered Display Shelves Strong, glueless joints support these elegant, cantilevered shelves. By Dave Munkittrick Whatever you collect—rocks, porcelain, folk art or photos of your Schnauzer—it’ll get the attention it deserves when...
  • Kitchen Work Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Kitchen Work Table A perfect fit for that small space in your kitchen. Edited by Tim Johnson Here’s a compact work table that you could tuck away in a corner or use as a central island for daily activities. It’s the same height as standard...
  • Travel Humidor

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 27, 2011
    Travel Humidor A pull-apart box with a silky-smooth fit. By Suwat Phruksawan I've had a lot of fun over the years building boxes of all shapes and sizes.This one was made as a travel humidor for a friend. The box can just as easily be used for a travel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free-Form Wall Shelf

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 15, 2011
    Free-Form Wall Shelves By John Nesset Here are versatile shelves that allow for creative, one-of-a-kind edge treatments. Hung on the wall without any visible means of support, these shelves are real eye catchers. You may also like... Hallway Mirror Swedish...
  • Cherry Pie Safe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Cherry Pie Safe This versatile classic goes together fast with biscuits. By Dave Munkittrick and Bruce Kieffer Pie safes like this one were once commonplace. The pierced-tin panels kept insects out while providing ventilation for cooling baked goods....