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  • Sliding Dovetail Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    Sliding Dovetail Bench Super-strong router joints give it elegant simplicity. By Tim Johnson This elegant bench has humble origins: Its forebears have been sat upon, stepped on and dragged about for centuries. Utilitarian ancestry is readily apparent...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 3/6/14 - Wedged-Base Workbench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Wedged-Base Workbench Tablesaw joinery locks it together. By Tim Johnson This workbench has a top ready for hard use. But it’s the base that catches your eye. The interlocking joinery, with its dovetails and wedges, is rock solid, yet it knocks...
  • Stowaway Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Stowaway Bench This bench will fit in any entryway, and store your umbrella and gloves too! By Jon Stumbras This country-style bench will cut the clutter by the door and serve as a resting spot to put on your shoes. The lid opens up to reveal a handy...
  • Natural Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Natural Bench How to make strong joints in slabwood. By Greg Wood When I need wood for a project, my first stop is a small mill near my shop that specializes in local hardwoods. On one particular visit I noticed a pile of offcuts sitting out in the rain...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 9/5/13 - Colonial Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Colonial Bench Splayed legs add stability indoors or out. By Steven Bunn I demonstrate Windsor chair-making at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine, an event that celebrates traditional crafts of all kinds. There’s never enough seating...