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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 7/3/14 - Collapsible Work Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Collapsible Work Table Every shop needs a work table or two. In cramped shops, it’s great to have the table the right height for assembly, as well as infeed and outfeed support for power tools. Here’s a unit that has adjustable height, compensates...
  • 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 2/20/14 - The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 20, 2014
    The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled It's safe, it slides like a dream and replaceable throat plate makes it last forever! By Travis Larson A good tablesaw sled makes perfect crosscuts easy, accurate and very safe. In addition, a well-designed sled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pure & Simple Jewelry Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Pure & Simple Jewelry Box Great-looking wood and brightly-colored felt are a hit with my customers. By Tom Adair I’m hooked on making jewelry boxes–to sell. I’m retired, so I don’t live on the income, but making dozens of boxes...
  • 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...
  • AW Extras 4/3/14 - Walnut Chest of Drawers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Walnut Chest of Drawers Building for the love of wood. By Herman Vallejo A visit to the Design in Wood exhibition, the annual show sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, inspired me to enter this chest of drawers, which I built for my...
  • 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...
  • Tim’s Rolling Pins

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 2, 2014
    Tim’s Rolling Pins Even an ordinary kitchen tool can be beautiful. By Tim Heil If you're looking for an easy-to-make gift for someone who loves to cook, here it is: a custom-made rolling pin. There’s something about this humble tool that...
  • 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...
  • AW Extras 4/10/14 - Mobile Outfeed Tables

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Mobile Outfeed Tables Upgrade your tablesaw and save precious shop space with a pair of outfeed tables. By George Vondriska A tablesaw is a lot safer and easier to use when it’s equipped with an outfeed table. Whether you’re ripping long boards...