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  • AW Extra 5/22/14 - Two-Part Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Two-Part Bookcase Here’s a big bookcase that you can build in a small shop. By Tom Caspar Building a tall bookcase can stretch the limits of a small shop.We all know that big boards can be a bear to handle and glue up, so I’ve taken an old...
  • Cottage Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Cottage Bookcase Reclaimed Douglas fir gives rustic charm. By David Radtke Every board of this bookcase is full of character— nail holes, gouges and even hammer marks. That’s because each piece was pulled from an old Montgomery Ward warehouse...
  • Bow-Front Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Bow-Front Bookcase Sleek, gentle curves make it easy to look at. "Sandwich" construction and simple joinery make it easy to build. By Randy Johnson This bookcase combines straightforward joinery and materials in a design that won’t overwhelm...
  • Mission Bookstand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Mission Bookstand Display your scrapbooks, photo albums and woodworking skills. By Tom Caspar Woodworkers like to see how things work, right out in the open. We love looking at gears, levers and cams, and when it comes to furniture, there’s nothing...
  • Hefty Bookends

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 3, 2011
    Hefty Bookends Resaw your own veneer to hide the steel shot inside. Got a small chunk of figured wood that you’d like to show off? Resaw it into thick veneers and make a pair of matching bookends. They’re laminated to conceal holes filled...
  • AW Extra - Grand Walnut Bookcase

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Grand Walnut Bookcase Rich Walnut, elegant details and secret storage in a design that's fast and straight forward to build by Randy Johnson Sometimes a new piece of furniture conjures up images from a distant time and place. This bookcase, I imagine...