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  • Shaker Classic, 2 WaysShaker Classic, 2 Ways

    by Christian Becksvoort

    These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters ...

  • A Workbench 30 Years in the MakingA Workbench 30 Years in the Making

    by Garrett Hack

    There is 30 years of woodworking experience built into this bench, with its large top, solid base, and multiple ways to hold work. That's because Garrett Hack has ...

  • Trestle Legs are Best for WorkbenchQ & A: Trestle Legs are Best for Workbench

    by Matt Kenney

  • Display Cabinet, the Krenov WayDisplay Cabinet, the Krenov Way

    by Jim Budlong

    The cabinet-on-stand form popularized by James Krenov uses familiar construction methods such as mortise-and-tenon joints, dowels, and bridle joints. What makes ...

  • Answers to New-Fangled Workbench QuestionsAnswers to New-Fangled Workbench Questions

    by John White

    More details on lumber selection, sources of supply, finishing options, John White and community members answer questions about this popular workbench design

  • A Bench That Fits Every RoomA Bench That Fits Every Room

    by Daniel Chaffin

    The clean, contemporary style of this bench makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are ...

  • Shaker Chest of DrawersShaker Chest of Drawers

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This low chest is a twist on the traditional Shaker blanket chest. While its size and appearance are similar to that of a blanket chest and it can fit at the foot ...

  • Build a Bow-Arm Morris ChairBuild a Bow-Arm Morris Chair

    by Gregory Paolini

    This chair, with its large, square legs and wide arms of quartersawn white oak, says "Craftsman" with every feature. It should, since it was based on a design by ...

  • Pro Portfolio: The Clever ChairPro Portfolio: The Clever Chair

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Michael Fortune builds efficiency into the process of making custom furniture. Learn about his process for designing and riffing on his trademark No. 1 Chair.

  • Free Plan: Spanish Cedar HumidorFree Plan: Spanish Cedar Humidor

    by Rick Allyn

    A professional humidor maker teaches you how to make the ideal place to store cigars

  • Build a Bow-Front Hall TableBuild a Bow-Front Hall Table

    by Charles Durfee

    Making a curved-front table isn't as hard as it seems, especially with Charles Durfee's tips and techniques. He uses simple jigs to crosscut the curved front apron ...

  • Shaker Tall ClockShaker Tall Clock

    by Robert Treanor

    This graceful piece is made with readily available materials and simple techniques

  • What Makes My Bench WorkVideo: What Makes My Bench Work

    with Garrett Hack

    A video tour of a workbench that was 30 years in the making

  • A Classic Step StoolA Classic Step Stool

    by Tommy MacDonald

    Whether you are a beginning woodworker or a seasoned veteran, this classic step stool is designed to put your skills on display. Dovetail joinery, curved stretchers, ...

  • Hickory and Ash Blanket ChestHickory and Ash Blanket Chest

    by Peter Turner

    Peter Turner's blanket chest combines angled joinery with straightforward construction. The legs of the frame-and-panel chest serve as end pieces for the front, ...

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