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  • Build a Desk in a DrawerBuild a Desk in a Drawer

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The top drawer of this bureau is what's known as a "butler's desk," a Shaker design where a writing surface and cubbyholes are discreetly hidden behind what looks ...

  • Make a Country HutchMake a Country Hutch

    by Andrew Hunter

    With its open top and decorative side cutouts, this cabinet has its design roots in the 17th century. It relies primarily on nails for strength. The box-joined ...

  • Stylish Coffee Table with Sleek LinesStylish Coffee Table with Sleek Lines

    by Jacques Breau

    This coffee table draws design inspiration from the Danish mid-century period. Its floating top, pencil-roll edge and angled legs add pizzazz. The use of floating ...

  • How to Build Storage into Any BedHow to Build Storage into Any Bed

    by Tony O'Malley

    Take advantage of what has traditionally been wasted space by building storage drawers into your bed. This design has six drawers underneath that provide as much ...

  • Bowfront Wall CabinetBowfront Wall Cabinet

    by Matt Kenney

    Add vacuum-press veneering to your woodworking skill set by building a bowfront cabinet that features a subtle curve on its flush front and a beautiful mix of cherry, ...

  • Build a Louisiana Creole TableBuild a Louisiana Creole Table

    by Greg Arceneaux

    This table, a close reproduction of an original built around 1800, is a wonderful example of Louisiana Creole style. The legs are cabriole and the bottom edge of ...

  • Blanket Chest by HandBlanket Chest by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    Country designs, like that of this blanket chest, fit into a wide variety of settings and are perfect projects to develop your hand-tool skills. This dovetailed ...

  • Build a Vanity CabinetBuild a Vanity Cabinet

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This vanity has great proportions and simple lines, with a mirrored door that is simple to make. All the joinery is cut at the tablesaw using a dado set. The door ...

  • How to Build Your Own Front DoorHow to Build Your Own Front Door

    by Josh Finn

    You're a woodworker. So do you really want a front door that looks like it came from a home store? Especially when there's nothing too difficult about making your ...

  • Finest Way to Expand a TableFinest Way to Expand a Table

    by Michael C. Fortune

    The butterfly table is without doubt the coolest of expanding table designs. Its hinged leaf lies under the tabletop and swings up and open, coming to rest fully ...

  • Garry Bennett’s Un-Trestle TableGarry Bennett’s Un-Trestle Table

    by Asa Christiana

    Garry Bennett has built many versions of his trestle table in materials ranging from wood to steel and aluminum, and together they offer a window into the furniture ...

  • Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 2Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 2

    by Peter Galbert

    In this second in a two-part series on making a Windsor rocking chair, most of the hard work is done. What remains is the fun stuff. In part one (FWW #218), we ...

  • Dining Table with Two-Way DrawersDining Table with Two-Way Drawers

    by Stephen Hammer

    Double-fronted drawers, accessible from either side, make this dining table a storage powerhouse. Upper and lower drawer stretchers with drawer dividers solidly ...

  • Sleek Console Built for Today’s TVsSleek Console Built for Today’s TVs

    by Anatole Burkin

    This sleek entertainment credenza has clean, crisp lines. It offers plenty of storage, with easy access to electronic components from both the front and rear, and ...

  • Making WavesMaking Waves

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn how the ship "sails" in Adrian Potter's Endeavour cabinet, featured on the back cover

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