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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laminated Pedestal Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    Laminated Pedestal Table Curved legs make this table strong, practical and attractive. By Fred Matlack After knocking my knee on the leg of our kitchen table and spilling the gravy for the umpteenth time, I realized it was time I made a pedestal table...
  • AW Extra 5/8/14 - Diamond Inlay Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 5, 2014
    Diamond Inlay Table Create striking patterns with a router. By Peter Schmitt This hall table posed a challenge, because it was built for a fundraiser. I wanted it to stand out, but I also wanted to limit the amount of time I invested in it. So I started...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 2/6/14 - Treasured Board Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    Treasured Board Table One precious board is all you need. By Tom Caspar Every woodworker discovers an extraordinary piece of wood once in a while. What do you do with it? One board is not enough for a big project. It’s a crime to cut it up into...
  • AW Extra 1/30/14 - Tablesaw Tenoning Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    Tablesaw Tenoning Jig A precision joint-making tool for less than $30. By Frank Gregg A tablesaw tenoning jig is an essential tool for most woodworkers. But commercial units cost $100 and up, and shop-made jigs that I’ve tried, all riding on the...
  • Shaker Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    Shaker Table A perfect blend of classic lines and modern joinery. By Tom Caspar When I first saw a drawing of this table 20 years ago in a book by Thomas Moser, I knew I had to make it. It perfectly captures the essence of classic Shaker design. Taut...
  • Arts & Crafts Bedside Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Arts & Crafts Bedside Table No cutting corners–this is solid craftsmanship through and through. By Stewart Crick Arts and Crafts is both a style of furniture and a philosophy about craftsmanship. It calls for honest, functional design and a...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 5/24/12 - Walnut Coffee Table with Curved Legs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Walnut Coffee Table with Curved Legs By Tom Caspar I’ve been hoarding some huge, air-dried walnut boards for over twenty years, waiting for the right projects to come around. This small coffee table was the perfect opportunity to finally cut one...
  • Teak Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Teak Coffee Table A retro table with sleek lines and soft edges By Bruce Kieffer With the resurgence of the mid-century Modern style in furniture, I thought I’d have some fun with this classic little coffee table. I used teak because it was the...
  • Farm Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Farm Table You don't need a dream shop to build this dream project By Tim Johnson Aside from feeding the flock (this table seats a flock of eight), a big surface where you can spread things out is invaluable, for computing, writing, hobbies or for...
  • Barbara's Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    Barbara's Table A small amount of fabulous wood can go a long way. By Tom Caspar Surprise! My wife loved this table because I designed it just for her. It’s beautiful, versatile and with time-saving biscuits and dowels, it only took me a few...
  • Treasured Board Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Treasured Board Table One precious board is all you need. By Tom Caspar Every woodworker discovers an extraordinary piece of wood once in a while. What do you do with it? One board is not enough for a big project. It’s a crime to cut it up into...