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  • Sycamore Pantry

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Sycamore Pantry The best way to match solid wood and veneer is to make the veneer yourself. By John English Sometimes you just fall in love with a special kind of wood. For me, that wood is quartersawn sycamore, but I’ve never had a chance to build...
  • Greene and Greene-Style Side Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Greene and Greene-Style Side Table By Tim Johnson Why make an ordinary table when you can make this elegant one instead? The difference is in the details. That’s the genius behind the furniture of Charles and Henry Greene, California architects...
  • 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...
  • Queen Anne Footstool & Cabriole Leg

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Queen Anne Footstool By Alf Sharp 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...
  • 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...
  • Ice Cream Scoop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Ice Cream Scoop Create a soda-shop classic. By Alan Lacer In simpler days, soda jerks quickly and efficiently dished perfect servings of ice cream with sturdy wooden-handled scoops. Today, if you have a little turning skill, a small block of wood, and...
  • AW Extra 9/26/13 - Oak Medicine Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Oak Medicine Cabinet Add style to your bath. By Bruce Kieffer Each morning, you probably look at a plain old medicine cabinet. Why not upgrade it? As a focal point in your bathroom, a new cabinet is a golden opportunity to display your skills. You’re...
  • AW Extra 10/10/13 - Country-Style Grandfather Clock

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    Country-Style Grandfather Clock By Tim Johnson For many of us, a grandfather clock is the ultimate project. Traditional high-style clocks often involve such advanced skills as spiral turning, veneering and figure carving, to say nothing of the cost of...
  • AW Extra 11/7/13 - Modular Desk System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 4, 2013
    Modular Desk System Mix-and-match components make a desk that fits your needs. By Bruce Kieffer This computer-desk system has more going for it than great looks. The system is based on modular components that can be assembled in a variety of ways to make...
  • AW Extra 12/5/13 - Curly Maple Desk

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 2, 2013
    Curly Maple Desk Shop made veneer panels guarantees perfect grain match. By Bruce Kieffer I’ve built a lot of desks over the years, but this one is may favorite. The uncomplicated design really helps the book-matched curly-maple panels stand out...
  • Tablesaw Extension

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Tablesaw Extension Make wide cuts in a small shop. By Roy Smith There’s not enough room in my garage shop for a tablesaw with a 52-in.-capacity rip fence. But no worries—I don’t need one! To make wide cuts, I simply install a shop-made...
  • AW Extra 12/19/13 - Asian-Inspired Humidor

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, December 13, 2013
    Asian-Inspired Humidor An elegant box for cigars or jewelry By Suwat Phruksawan I love to create projects from my scrap pile. Boxes are my favorites. I built this humidor for a friend to keep his cigars fresh. The humidor will fit Churchill cigars one...
  • AW Extra 12/26/13 - Adirondack Loveseat

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 16, 2013
    Adirondack Loveseat It’s just as comfortable as it looks. By Tom Caspar * About This Project: Our Adirondack two-seater is based on one built by Jack Priest as a centerpiece for the deck outside his son’s restaurant, The Tin Fish, overlooking...
  • 12 Drawer Dresser

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    12 Drawer Dresser A master craftsman’s method for making perfectly spaced drawers. By Bruce Kieffer I made this dresser for a client whose father designed and built similar furniture back in the 1950s. Its grid system is very modern looking, but...
  • Stickley-Style Plate Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Stickley-Style Plate Rack Beautify your bungalow with an American classic. By Garrett Glaser Whether it displays everyday china or an heirloom collection, this handsome plate rack does the job with Arts and Craft s style. Like original pieces of that...