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Winter 2013-2014

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  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table This little charmer folds flat, then sets up in seconds. By Tim Johnson This table is an accurate reproduction of one purchased by Molly Brown and her husband in the late 1880s, when they were starting their...
  • Tablesaw Picture Frame

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, December 4, 2009
    Tablesaw Picture Frame Safely make shaper-quality molding on your tablesaw without fancy jigs. By Eric Smith and Richard Tendick This how-to story has a picture-perfect ending. In fact, you might want to round up some spectators for applause in the final...
  • Hoosier Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Monday, July 28, 2008
    Hoosier Cabinet Recreate and American icon. By Tim Johnson Eighty years ago, before built-in cabinets were common, every modern homemaker wanted a “Hoosier” cabinet in her kitchen. As a baking center,it was the last word in efficient design...
  • Sapele Display Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Sapele Display Cabinet Quiet beauty comes from subtle details By Richard Helgeson I designed this display cabinet to be a versatile, understated piece that will fit comfortably into a variety of interiors. The cabinet claims little more than a square...
  • Desktop Clock

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    Desktop Clock It tells the time, but keeps a secret. By Jock and Susan Holmen This clock holds a secret—a compartment for candy—and its construction involves a few secrets as well. Such as this: The case is made from 1/2"-thick mahogany...
  • Divided-Light Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Divided-Light Doors Add a masterful touch with classic glass doors. By Tom Caspar With the right set of router bits, a divided-light door is a lot easier to make than it looks. The key to success is simple: Measure and cut every single part first. To...
  • Steam Bent Music Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Steam Bent Music Stand “Learning to bend wood with steam takes practice, just like playing an instrument.” By Seth Keller Bending wood with steam always intrigued me, but I never tried it. The process seemed mysterious, complicated and maybe...
  • Trophy Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Trophy Coffee Table Stunning Beauty Right from the Tree By Dave Munkittrick Big planks of wood with natural bark edges make my heart race. Most woodworkers share a desire to build something from a single, thick plank of wood. After 20 years of building...
  • 3 Routed Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    3 Routed Picture Frames Three custom profiles with infinite possibilities. By Eric Smith Your router table is the perfect tool for making an almost limitless variety of picture frames. The problem is that with so many router bits and possible combinations...
  • High-Style Low-Cost TV Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, August 31, 2008
    High-Style Low-Cost TV Cabinet Simple joinery makes it easy to build – plywood makes it inexpensive. By Gary Wentz The striking style of this cabinet was inspired by visits to upscale furniture stores where we found similar pieces selling for $1...
  • Furniture Society 2007 - Cascadia Show

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, July 31, 2007
    One great gathering and five great shows. Members' Show Camosun College Retrospective Show Camosun Student Chair Show Cultural Mosaic Show Cascadia Show Cascadia Show Page 1 2 3 Four Inspiring Days Members' Show Camosun College Retrospective Show...
  • Walnut Bookcase by Bill Groff

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, September 6, 2007
    Walnut Bookcase by Bill Groff, Metamora, IL "I spent this last winter (and Spring and part of the Summer!)building a larger version of the bookcase that appeared in the November 2005 issue of American Woodworker. Essentially the same style, but larger...
  • Walnut Wall Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Walnut Wall Shelves Versatile go-anywhere shelves to hold books, discs, kitchenware, or anything you want! By Jon Stumbras Never enough shelf space where you want it? This little shelf is a great way to add extra storage in just about any room. It’s...
  • Jessica's Jewelry Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    Jessica's Jewelry Box Using timber with respect to the grain pattern is very important, so select a board with an interesting or unusual grain pattern. Once the boards have been selected they can be rough cut and rough planed. The cherry for the cross...
  • Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the...