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  • 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 ...

  • The Garden Chair, Part 1: Bent LaminationThe Garden Chair, Part 1: Bent Lamination

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Part 1 of this garden chair project involves making the bent laminations that are used for the sweeping curves in the arms, seat, and back slats. The process of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Turn a Carver's MalletTurn a Carver's Mallet

    by Michael Cullen

    Every workshop needs at least two mallets, Michael Cullen says. Flat-sided mallets are extremely useful, but when it comes to carving and other tasks where a light ...

  • 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 ...

  • A Unique Cutting BoardA Unique Cutting Board

    by Scott Lewis

    This high-style cutting board features curved inlay that extends through the full thickness of the board so it is visible on the top, bottom, and both ends. Scott ...

  • Build an Outdoor LoungeBuild an Outdoor Lounge

    by Tommy MacDonald

    This comfortable lounge chair, with its modern lines and shapely curves, looks complicated. It incorporates 25 steam-bent staves, which also sounds complicated. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pens Make Great GiftsPens Make Great Gifts

    by Barry Gross

    Pen turning is fun, it's a great use for scraps, and it can probably be done mostly with tools you already own and skills you already have. Barry Gross will show ...

  • 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 ...

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