Yearly Archives: 2013

You may be inspired to design your own bed after reading about Marc's beautiful work on this platform model.

Design Your Own Furniture the Hybrid Way

“For me, furniture design is mostly about problem-solving.” –Marc Spagnuolo, The Wood Whisperer Let’s say you have a good shop to work in – including a solid workbench or other reasonable workholding strategy – as well as some woodworking knowledge and a budget for lumber. You really want to design your own furniture and...

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Antediluvian Magazine Extras

With the recent release of our eleventy-billion-years DVD (OK, it’s 19 years, and more than 9,000 pages, plus it includes Glen D. Huey’s “Finishes that Pop” video), I’ve been getting questions about where the old “extras” can be found. (The actual title of the new DVD is “Popular Woodworking Magazine: 1995-2013.”) Before the flood...

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A Cousin to the ‘Milkman’s Workbench’

An eagle-eyed reader spotted this small benchtop that looks like the bigger Danish brother to the portable Milkman’s Workbench I wrote about in the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. This benchtop was made by LEVARD, a company in Denmark that still manufactures workbenches. I’ve seen LEVARD workbenches in Europe and even the...

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Make a Decorative Star with Paul Sellers

There’s something challenging about simplifying complexities that pulls something out of me. Years ago, a young apprentice I worked with was jumping through many hoops to make faceted stars for inlaying. Fingers and sticks inches from the chop saw blade gave me the willies. Of course you can set up machines to do this...

The trestle table is a great woodworking idea that never gets old (even if you give it an antique finish).

Top 9 Woodworking Project Ideas for 2013

The year is wrapping up and it’s time for a “Woodworking Daily” top 9 list – one for each month I’ve been on the blog. We’re going to cover some terrific woodworking project ideas and general inspiration in this list to get you ready for 2014! 9. Massive workbenches. When I first came on...

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Video Short with Matt Cianci

As editors, we search our two web sites (popularwoodworking.com and shopwoodworking.com) constantly for information for the online extras portion of all  articles and most columns – the information, we hope, is both relevant and interesting. While searching the sites, I often come across books, articles and DVDs that have scads of interesting information, including...

Using a Stanley #80 to prep the surface of a board

Figured Lumber & the Gentle Art of Furniture Making

Getting started on a project is to me the most exciting time. I get to play with the design, dig through piles of lumber looking for just the right stock and contemplate all the little choices that need to made along the way. For my current project (which will appear in the April issue...