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Turning for Wounded Warriors

Woodworkers help heal local veterans through the art of turning.

A New Take On Handmade

An Ethiopian man builds beyond disabilities.

Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

A German woodworker's amazing use of a chisel at the lathe and bench.

The Nordy's Awards

Rockler presents its annual woodworking video contest.

Deinonychus Skull Carving

Woodworking and paleontology meet in this hand-carved scale dinosaur skull.

A Beginner's Mitered Box

A novice's attempt at design and execution.

Magnetic Assisted Geometry Furniture

Magnets offer potential leaps in flat-pack furniture design.

The Unfinished Cathedral

An architect's passion and talent expressed through woodworking.

The Eastern Black Walnut and Thousand Cankers Disease

A tiny bug can cause huge problems.

Amazing Bed in a Box

Knockdown bed brings comfort to the campsite.

Recent comments

Re: Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition


After doing some research, these are traditionally made using linden or lime, which are very similar to basswood. They are both very easy to work and have been used in European carving and instrument making for centuries.

Re: Amazing Bed in a Box

Thank you everyone who shared their interest in this amazing piece of ingenuity.

To answer Mikes8500: Every part, excluding the mattress stows in the box or is part of it.

Unfortunately, Mr. MacPherson is not looking to sell plans or furnish us here at Fine Woodworking with them, but he states that anyone wishing to recreate or re-engineer this bed may do so.

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