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  • A Study in SquaresA Study in Squares

    by Kevin Rodel

    This simple yet strong gridwork side table has a number of interesting twists. The legs are cuffed, and have a reverse taper on the two outer faces, moving from ...

  • Beautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-InBeautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-In

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Built-in furniture was a staple of Shaker life, and these skilled furniture makers elevated the built-in to an art form. This one by Christian Becksvoort was constructed ...

  • 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 ...

  • Period-Perfect Bracket FeetPeriod-Perfect Bracket Feet

    by Dan Faia

    One of the most recognized forms in furniture, ogee bracket feet were traditionally made with hand tools. But shaping the distinctive S-curve on the faces and ornate ...

  • 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 ...

  • Classic Shaker Cupboard with project plansClassic Shaker Cupboard with project plans

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This large Shaker piece combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to ...

  • Faceplate Turning Is FunFaceplate Turning Is Fun

    by Jimmy Clewes

    If your wood turning has been confined to knobs and legs, it's time to branch out and start having some fun with your lathe. Try faceplate turning, the art of transforming ...

  • Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 1Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 1

    by Peter Galbert

    This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. ...

  • Early American Blanket Chest with Project PlansEarly American Blanket Chest with Project Plans

    by Tommy MacDonald

    With its carved panels, stopped chamfers, and other fine details, this frame-and-panel blanket chest might look complicated. But the project, featured in the first ...

  • Space-Saving Router TableSpace-Saving Router Table

    by John White

    If you want your tablesaw to serve double-duty as a router table, check out this space-saving version first. It solves the problems of a too-short rip fence, dust ...

  • The North Bennet Street Tool Chest Project PlanThe North Bennet Street Tool Chest Project Plan

    by Steve Brown

    This tool chest is the first major project for students studying cabinet and furniture making at Boston's North Bennet Street School. Though simple in design and ...

  • Build a Shaker Lap Desk - Part IBuild a Shaker Lap Desk - Part I

    by Christian Becksvoort

    In this three-part series, learn how to build a beautiful Shaker lap desk tailor-made for today's laptop computers.

  • Build a Shaker Lap Desk - Part IIBuild a Shaker Lap Desk - Part II

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Learn how to construct a delicate inkwell drawer in part II of the modern Shaker Lap Desk.

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