Author Archives: Megan Fitzpatrick

About Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is the editor and content director of Popular Woodworking Magazine. She prefers using hand tools because they rarely make loud noises. Unless they fall off the bench.

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‘Roubo’ Kitchen Island

I’ve finally decided on a design for a kitchen island that will hold a mid-sized microwave and cookbooks, and serve as a table with room for stool storage underneath. The design parameters are quite rigid due to window, door and vent locations…plus the dimensions of microwaves of useful size. (If you wish to read...

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Some Incredible Shaker Pieces Up for Auction

Skinner Auctioneers, in Marlborough, Mass., has an astounding collection of Shaker pieces from the Andrews Shaker Collection up for sale in a June 15 auction. Unfortunately, the pieces to which I am particularly drawn are estimated to go for far more than my car would be worth brand new – bells, whistles, undercoating and...

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Scrap Moulding Construction Contest

My mother, Elizabeth F. (“Penny”) Jones, is an architectural historian and collector of all things historic…and not. When I was a kid, she was one of the driving forces behind the preservation of countless old buildings in Louisville, where I grew up. After moving to the Washington, D.C., area when I was in high...

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Free Articles, Videos & More in August Online Extras

The overwhelming majority of the August 2014 Online Extras are posted (and the one or two that are still “tk” will be added later this week. Visit PopularWoodworking.com/aug14, then click on the title of each article post to get a preview of each article and to access the extras. In “Craftsman Wardrobe,” for example,...

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Chairmakers’ Roundtable at Woodworking in America

Because of the wealth of many excellent chairmakers who are teaching at Woodworking in America 2014 (Sept. 12-14, Winston-Salem. N.C.), among our session offerings is the Chairmakers’ Roundtable, on Saturday afternoon. Initially, the panel discussion was slated to include Peter Galbert, Drew Langser, Don Williams and Phil Lowe. Chuck Bender, who is also an...

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Greene & Greene-inspired Games Table

At the Lie-Nielsen show in our shop in April, 16-year-old Jalen Waggoner (whom you might remember for his Blacker House chair, which was featured in the November 2013 issue as a winner in the PWM Excellence Awards) stopped in, and brought with him his latest project in progress: a Greene & Greene-inspired games table....

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Four-hour Pot Rack

The headline is a bit misleading – this really took me only about two hours to build, start to finish, including a break to empty the dust collector. But I’m counting the one-and-a-half hours in between when I dropped off the metal bits to be cut to length and when they were ready to...

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Renewal Scam Alert

As good as I think our magazine is, it’s not worth $59.95 a year*. A scam company is perpetrating fraud with the spurious renewal offer pictured above. Do not respond. (And please know that we are taking steps with the U.S. Postal Service and consumer agencies to address the problem and take appropriate legal...