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If you’re looking for a new woodworking project try one of our video workshops. These are complete, online courses taught by some of the best woodworkers in the country, and include companion articles, project plans, and step-by-step video instruction.
And be sure to check out our video series Getting Started in Woodworking, which features essential instruction in using tools, choosing lumber, sharpening, and more. Plus, follow along as we build a basic workbench, a classic bookcase, a cutting board, and a small elegant box.
Limbert-Inspired Arts and Crafts Coffee Table
with Kevin Rodel
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design. In this project series, you’ll learn how to use efficient building strategies, get gap-free through-tenon joinery, and dress up your furniture with pierced panels.
Ultimate Shaker Workbench
with Michael Pekovich and Matt Kenney
Fine Woodworking staffers team up to produce a classic Shaker workbench for the magazine’s workshop. Made of cherry and maple, and accented with traditional milk paint, this bench features a big 84-in. x 26-in. footprint with plenty of workspace. A durable twin-screw vise and sliding dead man make supporting a variety of workpieces fast and easy—and with a whopping 10 drawers, storing all your favorite hand tools becomes a simple affair.
Pedestal Dining Table
with Timothy Rousseau
Built of walnut, this pedestal dining table offers the perfect balance between elegance and strength. It features a central column joined together using a combination of lap joints and traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery. Its graceful top sports gently curved sides that are inviting to the touch and pleasing to the eye.
with Mike Mahoney
Learn all the basics of woodturning in this 11-part series with acclaimed turner Mike Mahoney. You’ll begin with tips on how to assemble a basic turnining tool kit before tackling five unique projects including turned wood bowls, a lidded box, an heirloom pepper mill, and more.
Single Board Side Table
with Michael Pekovich
Put an end to mismatched boards and chaotic grain by building a side table from a single board. Michael Pekovich demonstrates advanced grain matching and milling techniques. With its modern twist on the cabriole leg, and lessons on traditional mortise-and-tenon and dovetail joinery, the Single Board Side Table offers a whole host of lessons for intermediate woodworkers.
Queen Anne Lowboy
with Philip C. Lowe
Learn how to build a traditional Queen Anne Lowboy and take your woodworking skills to the next level. From the cabriole legs and dovetailed drawers, to the shapely stretchers and turned drop finials, Philip C. Lowe takes you through every step of the process.
Veneered Boxes with a Twist
with Adrian Ferrazzutti
Learn how to build beautiful boxes sporting intricate geometric veneer patterns. Despite their complex appearance, Ferrazzutti’s veneered boxes rely on simple glue-up and resawing techniques that work together to make boxes graced by dazzling stripes.
Country Pine Hutch
with Andrew Hunter
Hand tool expert Andrew Hunter shows you how to build a beautiful pine display hutch without the help of a single power tool. Learn classic hand tool techniques in this step-by-step video series.
with Michael C. Fortune
Wood-bending master Michael C. Fortune shows you how to build a beautiful garden chair with classy curves.
Federal Side Table
with Steve Latta
Master craftsman Steve Latta demystifies a variety of techniques as he demonstrates how to construct a Federal Side Table chock-full of period details.
Arts & Crafts Glass-Front Cabinet
From the through-mortise-and-tenons to the leaded-glass panel there’s lots to explore in this technique-packed Video Workshop.
Workbench with Built-in Storage
Philip C. Lowe shows you step-by-step, how to build the very same workbench that has served him for over 40 years. Its relatively small size means a craftsman can reach a workpiece resting on its top from all four sides—but don’t let its small footprint fool you. Down below, this bench is packed with plenty of storage for your favorite tools.
Bowfront Wall Cabinet
with Matt Kenney
Learn how to build this bowfront wall cabinet with step-by-step instructions on vacuum press techniques, working with curved furniture parts, veneering tips, and much more.
with Gregory Paolini
Learn how to build this Stickley-inspired book rack with step-by-step instructions on template routing techniques, through-tenons, book-matched end panels, and much more.
with Marc Adams
Master the tablesaw with a woodworking legend and gain insights on everything from safety, ripping, and crosscutting—to joinery, sleds, and more.
The Not-So-Big Workbenchwith Ed Pirnik Learn how to build a traditional cabinetmaker’s workbench that’s sized for smaller home workshops.
Hanging Tool Cabinetwith Michael Pekovich This traditional hanging tool cabinet features dovetailed casework and loads of versatile tool storage solutions.
Asian-Inspired Hall Tablewith Timothy Rousseau This elegant hall table features graceful curves and exposed joinery with a distinctly Eastern flair.
Arts and Crafts Coffee Tablewith Gregory PaoliniLearn how to build a beautiful oak coffee table in the Arts & Crafts style while mastering useful techniques for cutting mortises and tenons.
Dovetail Techniqueswith Stephen HammerStephen Hammer demonstrates a variety of ways to cut beautiful, strong dovetail joinery.
Shaker Chimney Cupboardwith Michael Pekovich Inspired by traditional Shaker designs and joinery methods, this narrow chimney cupboard features dovetailed drawers, frame-and-panel doors, and a simple finish that makes cherry glow. Buy the digital plan
Router Tablewith Matt KenneyMatt Kenney shows you how to build a sturdy, versatile router table that’s a must-have for your workshop.Buy the digital plan
Elegant Side Tablewith Garrett HackGarrett Hack demonstrates how to build an elegant side table with a spinning drawer.Buy the digital plan
Basic Box-Makingwith Doug StoweDoug Stowe demonstrates a variety of basic box-making techniques that can hone the skills of any woodworker.
Guitar-Building Basicswith George VondriskaSee every step of a guitar project that walks you through the entire kit-buidling process.
Build a Hayrake Tablewith Michael PekovichInspired by the English arts & crafts movement, this dining table features beautiful angled mortise-and-tenon joinery on its signature hayrake stretcher system.Buy the digital plan
Build a Classic Cherry Bookcasewith Jeff MillerCraft a beautiful bookcase featuring dovetail construction, hand-crafted crown molding and an ingenious wooden shelf standard system.Buy the digital plan
Building Picture Frameswith Mark SchofieldBuild a specialized tablesaw sled that yields picture-perfect miters. Then, use it to craft two beautiful frames.Download the members-only plan
Build a Hybrid Roubo Workbenchwith John Tetreault Build an heirloom-quality workbench of reclaimed chestnut and maple.Buy the digital SketchUp plan
Build an Entertainment Centerwith Anatole Burkin Craft a sleek console for your flat-screen TV.
Two Ways to Make a Boxwith Matt Kenney Craft a mitered box or learn a unique twist on the dovetail joint.
Craft a Sheraton-Style Legwith Philip C. LoweGet an expert demonstration on turning this leg and carving elegant reeds.
Carve a Flame Finialwith Philip C. Lowe A seemingly daunting carving is broken into a series of manageable steps.
Build a Small Tool Cabinetwith Garrett HackLearn how to build a hanging cabinet perfect for your favorite hand tools or collectibles.
Build a Mission-Style Bedwith Matt BergerMake an Arts and Crafts bed with step-by-step video instructions and learn smart shop tips for saving money and time.
Build a Garden Bench with Matt Kenney Learn how to build this garden bench with step-by-step video instruction from a Fine Woodworking editor, Matt Kenney.
Small cabinet projectwith Tim RousseauThis frame-and-panel cabinet would fit perfectly as a nightstand or end table in your house. Rousseau guides you through each step of construction and building this piece serves as a great introduction to case work using a variety of joints including mortise-and-tenons well as dovetails.
Apr. 14, 2009–This video series was named an Official Honoree for the 13th Annual Webby Awards in the How-To and DIY Online Film and Video category
Build a Monster Workbenchwith Matt KenneyBuild a massive, maple workbench from start to finish with expert instruction from a Fine Woodworking editor.
Build an Entertainment Centerwith Marc SpagnuoloBuild a plywood entertainment center with basic woodworking tools in this video workshop with Marc Spagnuolo, host of the The Wood Whisperer video podcast.
Build Small Step Stoolwith Tom McKennaLearn how to build this small step stool with step-by-step video instruction from Fine Woodworking editor, Tom McKenna. More than 30 minutes of video how-to instruction for mortising, tenoning, pattern-routing, and tapering at the tablesaw.
One bookcase, two lookswith Phil LoweSee how to make a basic bookcase and then get two options for the base. The basic case has a flat-bracket base, with simple curves cut on the bandsaw. Or, you can substitute an ogee bracket foot.
Round tablewith Gary Rogowski This elegant round side table is made with mortise-and-tenon and half-lap joints. The edge of the top is inlaid with decorative square pegs. Rogowski, the founder and director of the Northwest Woodworking Studio, shows how to use a bandsaw not only to cut the top but also to cut the bridle joints at the top of each leg.
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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