“How do you handle inquiries from prospective customers?” asks a reader. “Do you have any rules for design and project approvals?"
SketchUp guru Dave Richards shows you a few ways to leverage layers to show some different things in your models
David demonstrates how to find centers on a riven blank and start the process of safely shaping a rough piece of wood
With a good, sharp saw, it’s faster and easier than you may think
Using only hand tools, Chris Gochnour builds a Shaker classic that is as solidly constructed as it is beautiful.
A router in a table is often simpler and more stable to use than a handheld router. Whether you choose a basic MDF square with a router attached to it…
A well-tuned machine makes woodworking safer and more accurate, and makes your shop time more enjoyable
Upholstery might seem intimidating at first, but making a comfortable seat cushion is well within the skillset of any woodworker. In this video series, upholsterer Michael Mascelli takes you through…
Using tools usually relegated to firewood preparation, David Fisher starts with a log and turns it into a bowl that's refined and beautiful. Known as one of the masters of…
Modeled after a Stickley bed, Kevin Rodel’s version features a Glasgow-style inlay, pierced carving, and tapered posts
For many, the North Bennet Street School toolbox serves as a badge of honor, but for the instructors at the school, the toolbox is an important teaching tool that covers…
Nothing exemplifies the quality of an accomplished and experienced woodworker better than the full command of handplanes. In this online video class, teacher and furniture maker Mike Pekovich leads you…
Watch as Michael Cullen shows you how to build his bandsawn boxes that are quick to make, requiring no measuring, no joinery, and almost no planning.
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design.
Scrap the legs and learn to build a pedestal dining table that's just as strong
Learn how to build a Queen Anne Lowboy and earn your stripes as a period furniture maker
If you're like Anissa and Ben, and have little to no experience turning, David Douyard will give you the knowledge and confidence to head out to the shop and give…
Learn the basics of how to veneer wood in this three-part video series, including softening and rough-cutting veneer, laying out veneer patterns with mirrors, and sawing, steaming, and gluing up…
With a stout base, thick top, and abundant tool storage, this is one bench you’ll never outgrow
Learn the basics of woodturning by crafting five unique projects
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David Douyard shows Anissa and Ben how to use the workhorse of lathe work, the roughing gouge
Phillip Morley creates a table with subtle lines and details for any home
Maple and cherry don’t have a high tannin content, so they won’t get as dark as oak. But the process yields beautiful grays, blues, and purples.
Create a dark, graphic look that emphasizes the form of a piece
A few key techniques handle every letter in the alphabet
No-hassle coopering is the core of this low-tech method
Simple bends provide stability and visual flair
At first glance, Charles Limbert’s designs might look similar to other Arts and Crafts furniture, but his work has distinct details that make his pieces stand out from other designs of the genre. Jonathan Binzen breaks out what makes Limbert’s designs unique.
Specialty plane helps cut this self-locking joint
This classic Limbert design offers a unique twist on a traditional style
Unsurprisingly, the journey of a windsor chairmaker is rarely a straight line
Inlays transform a flawed slab into a sturdy work of art.
Mike Pekovich explains how he gets from that blip on a page to a finished piece of furniture
Christian Becksvoort's wall lamp swivels on a wooden bracket and can be made to hold different types of shades
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