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  • AW Extra 6/6/13 - Mobile Miter Saw Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Mobile Miter Saw Stand Get more from your miter saw with a stand that handles everything. By Richard Tendick This stand has everything you could want. With the wings up, it can handle 8-ft.-long boards on either side. With wings down, the stand is only...
  • Two-Drawer Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Two-Drawer Coffee Table Pass-through drawers offer two-sided convenience. By Tim Johnson A coffee table isn’t just for coffee. It displays interesting reading and serves the Saturday night pizza. It hosts Scrabble games, labors under kids’...
  • AW Extra 5/30/13 - Dovetailed Tool Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Dovetailed Tool Box Fill it, carry it, bang it around: These joints will last forever. By Seth Keller A lightweight, sturdy toolbox is perfect for odd jobs around the house. Carpenters used to make their own, just nailed together. I’ve built a more...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 4/4/13 - Turning a Green Wood Bowl

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Turning a Green Wood Bowl By Alan Lacer Making a functional object directly from raw material in its natural state is incredibly satisfying. Just ask any potter. For woodworkers, green woodturning captures that feeling. You literally start with a log...
  • AW Extra 7/4/13 - Home Office Cabinets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 12, 2010
    Home Office Cabinets A flexible design for today's totally wired family. By George Vondriska and Ken Collier H as your computer become the nerve center of your home? Are you finding that your family spends more and more time at the computer, both...
  • Lighted Quilt Hanger

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Lighted Quilt Hanger By Randy Johnson Decorative quilts make great wall displays, and this quilt valance gives you an easy way to show off a quilt—with light, no less. The top of the valance doubles as a small shelf for displaying plates or other...
  • Greene and Greene Mailbox

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    We needed a new mailbox, but I couldn’t find an off-the-shelf version that I liked. So I decided to build my own. As I’ve always admired the work of Greene and Greene, the architect brothers who fused Asian design with Arts and Crafts style...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 3/7/13 - Treasured Wood Jewelry Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Treasured Wood Jewelry Box Make a big splash with a small piece of rare wood. By Tom Caspar and Jon Stumbras I’ll bet somewhere in the dark recesses of your shop you’ve squirreled away a small piece of special wood, just waiting for the right...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ice Cream Scoop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Ice Cream Scoop Create a soda-shop classic. By Alan Lacer In simpler days, soda jerks quickly and efficiently dished perfect servings of ice cream with sturdy wooden-handled scoops. Today, if you have a little turning skill, a small block of wood, and...
  • 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 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...