Here's a great little project that packs in a big Arts and Crafts punch. It's a scaled-down version of an Arts and crafts display case that I had originally built for Fine Woodworking. It incorporates the same features as the original, but requires less lumber and effort to build.
While building a travel tool chest I had to make a hard desicion about which hand tools would make the cut. I'll tell you what I settled on, but I want to know which tools would end up in your tool chest.
I recently made a small wall shelf with drawers from some air-dried lumber I picked up from friends. Having a limited quantity forced me to design the materials at hand rather than designing the piece and looking for lumber afterward.
The furniture of Jefferson's Monticello is the topic of this year's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, co-sponsored by Fine Woodworking and Colonial Williamsburg. Jefferson himself (in the person of Williamsburg's Bill Barker) showed up often at the show, to answer questions about Jefferson's life, work, and philosophy.