Author Archives: Jim Stuard

About Jim Stuard

Jim Stuard is a former associate editor for Popular Woodworking.

The walnut version of this stepstool.

Shaker Stepstool

Back when the Shakers started making furniture in the late 18th century, the only tools available to them were powered by people. You can build these sturdy shelves using hand or power tools.

Porringer Table

These tables come from designs that are roughly 250 years old. This places them squarely in the country interpretation of the Queen Anne style.

Ultimate Miter Saw Stand

This clever rolling stand allows you to make dead-on crosscuts, and then it folds up when not in use. Plus, you need only two sheets of plywood to build it.