Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

The Magazine Article Index for Popular Woodworking Magazine provides a list of articles that have appeared in the magazine since 2004 so you can find a certain story. These are not complete articles or projects; this is a resource for finding articles. To find a full project that ran in the magazine, look for a link to the full project from its summary here in the Article Index, or find its issue in our store here.
Click a link to view issues from that year.

2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015
Search by Author      Search by Popular Column

To browse through all articles from past issues of Popular Woodworking Magazine, from newest to oldest, scroll below.


End Grain: “Custom Design, Creative Process”

Bringing the challenges of commissioned design to the college classroom. by RH Lee pg. 64 Since 2008 I have managed the collective Offerman Woodshop in Los Angeles as well as my own furniture business, LeeBuild. Both focus on bespoke, one-off custom furniture. Though I have been told by many designers and makers alike that...


Danish Modern Campaign Chest

Built to move (and to last), this piece blends classic proportions and clean lines. by Christopher Schwarz pags. 24-31 When the British Empire began taking over the world in the 18th century, one vexing problem at its tropical holdings was the monsoon season. When it hit, applied carvings and ornaments fell off the furniture,...


Art of Concealment

This table hides your laptop, jewelry and other small valuables in plain sight. by Matthew Dworman pgs. 32-39 Hidden compartments – just saying those words puts a smile on the face of most woodworkers. There is something magical about a secret space that reveals itself to only the person who knows about it. Since...


Cabriole Legs by Hand

You don’t need a band saw to shape these classic furniture gams. by Zachary Dillinger pgs. 40-44 Readers of this magazine are no doubt familiar with the cabriole leg. One of the hallmarks of the Queen Anne and Chippendale styles of furniture, the cabriole is a complex curved surface that can be a daunting...


From Redwoods to Red Brick

Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney: Ruler of Ancient Rules by Cathrine O. Frank pgs. 45-47 At burnHeart, in a converted textile mill on the banks of Maine’s Saco River, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney rifles through a box of stainless steel “lady legs” (a.k.a. “Dancing Master” calipers) that were laser cut in a shop up the road. Overhead,...


Woodworking Excellence

by Megan Fitzpatrick pgs. 48-54 With so many excellent entries in the 2016 PWM Excellence Awards, selecting the Editors’ Choice winners and Grand-prize winner was incredibly difficult. All the editors and contributors have different aesthetic tastes, and the excellent craftsmanship displayed in the top vote getters didn’t help settle the discussions. In several cases...


Bosch Reaxx Jobsite Saw

New safety mechanism leaves your sawblades and hands unscathed. by Peter Marcucci pg. 14 As a retired safety professional turned woodworker, I want a saw with flesh-sensing technology, but I don’t have room for a cabinet saw. In 2015 SawStop introduced its jobsite saw. Shortly after, Bosch introduced the REAXX jobsite saw. I bought...


Walke Moore Tools Router Plane

Based on the Preston 2500P, this bronze tool will last longer than a lifetime. by James McConnell pg. 16 Router planes are the Swiss Army knives of joinery, cleaning out dados, leveling lap joints and trimming tenons with speed and surgical precision. The new Walke Moore Tools 2500 excels at all of the things...


Designer’s Workhorse

Proportions do all the heavy lifting – a bit of drawing can develop your eye. by George Walker pgs. 18-19 There is a saying among artists: Values (light and shadow) do all the work in a painting, while colors have all the fun. Though cobalt blue and crimson red may dazzle, light and shadows...