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  • Pedestal Picnic Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 24, 2014
    Pedestal Picnic Table One day in the shop and you’re ready to party! By Jean Bartholome If you’re looking for a picnic table that’s simple to build but looks great on your deck or patio, here’s the design for you. Its pedestal...
  • Tombstone Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Tombstone Doors By Lonnie Bird Through many years studying and building 18th-century furniture, I’ve learned that this era produced countless fine examples of good design. One example is the arched-top door. Often called a tombstone door because...
  • 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 10/24/13 - Arts & Crafts Hall Tree

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 21, 2013
    Arts & Crafts Hall Tree Organize your gear with an oak classic. By Steve Lehmann I've always wanted a mud room in my house-you know, a place where you can throw your coats, gloves and boots before entering the living room or kitchen. I don’t...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 8/29/13 - Sawtooth Desk

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Sawtooth Desk Create awesome patterns with a spindle sander. By Lisa Clements When most of my friends want something—like a new phone or a computer desk—they just ask their parents for it. I’m a little different, because I’ve been...
  • AW Extra 8/8/13 - Log Cabin Writing Desk

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Log Cabin Writing Desk Rustic tradition meets modern style. By Chris Cander and Mark Love Coziness is built right into this desk, because it was inspired by a log cabin. Squint a bit and you’ll see logs and chinking—the muck-and-straw mixture...
  • AW Extra 7/25/13 - Office Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Office Cabinet Store office necessities in style. By David Radtke This handsome little cabinet just might solve the universal problem of never having enough drawer space. Small enough to tuck under a desk, it’s also designed to stand on its own...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cypress Chest

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 1, 2011
    Cypress Chest Beautiful outdoor storage made to take the elements. By Dave Munkittrick Storage is like money; we never seem to have enough. Well, I can’t help you much with your finances, but I can give you a hand on the storage front. A frequently...
  • Home Theater

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Home Theater Modular construction and a knockdown TV cabinet allow this home theater to be built even in a small shop. By Dave Munkittrick At first glance, a project of this scale may seem impossible for anyone other than a professional with all the tools...
  • Walnut Entertainment Center

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Walnut Entertainment Center A 19th-century wardrobe fills a 21st-century need An antique wardrobe from a 19th-century German settlement in Iowa was the inspiration for this piece. Its most striking element is a radiused cove that gently curves around...
  • Kitchen Stool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, April 30, 2011
    Kitchen Stool Round Legs Without a Lathe By Seth Keller Few stools are as clean and elegant as this one. I built it with splayed legs to provide a stable footing. The multi-level rungs offer a variety of foot perches to satisfy just about anybody, no...
  • AW Extra - Café Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Café Table Transform rugged Australian jarrah into a graceful outdoor table. by Tom Caspar Picture yourself at a small, round café table with a cup of coffee and a newspaper. The world goes by along a busy boulevard. People are hurrying...