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  • Shaker Sideboard

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 24, 2009
    Shaker Sideboard Traditional looks, but an updated construction By Randy Johnson The essence of Shaker design is simplicity. Although I didn’t use traditional construction techniques in this project, I did keep it simple. Behind this sideboard’s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 9/26/13 - Oak Medicine Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Oak Medicine Cabinet Add style to your bath. By Bruce Kieffer Each morning, you probably look at a plain old medicine cabinet. Why not upgrade it? As a focal point in your bathroom, a new cabinet is a golden opportunity to display your skills. You’re...
  • Wooden Fishing Lures

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Wooden Fishing Lures Turning the body is only half the fun. By Alan "Hook" Lacer When I picked up Dudley Murphy and Rick Edmisten's Fishing Lure Collectibles (see Sources, below), my interests in fishing, antiques and wood turning met head...