Furniture

Below you’ll find the free furniture plans and expert advice you need to get going on your next endeavor. From outdoor furniture plans, to mission, bedroom, patio, rustic and more – Popular Woodworking has built its name by providing some of the best woodworking projects available anywhere online. Take a peek at the projects and ideas below, and challenge yourself to build something new.

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Bob Lang’s Books Now in the Popular Woodworking Store

I came to work at Popular Woodworking Magazine in a roundabout way. I spent most of my adult life working with wood professionally, and along the way I read a lot of books and magazines. I was passionate about furniture of the Arts & Crafts period, and wished there was a book of measured...

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AW Extra 8/8/13 – Log Cabin Writing Desk

Log Cabin Writing Desk Rustic tradition meets modern style. By Chris Cander and Mark Love Coziness is built right into this desk, because it was inspired by a log cabin. Squint a bit and you’ll see logs and chinking—the muck-and-straw mixture pioneers depended on to keep out drafts. Squinting isn’t necessary to appreciate the...

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Computer Armoire

Computer Armoire Build an updated American classic from bargain-priced plywood and poplar. By Jeff Corns My wife and I enjoy antique country furniture. It's usually a bargain, but we've been unable to find a piece that would hold all of our computer gear. I'm a professional cabinetmaker, so naturally my wife said, "Honey, can't...

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American Trestle Table

One of the oldest designs for a dining table is also one of the most highly engineered and contemporary. But will its unusual dimensions work in a modern home?  By Christopher Schwarz From the Autumn 2006 issue of Woodworking Magazine Traditional trestle tables have a bit of an austere reputation. They show up in...

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I Can Do That: Bookshelf & Wine Rack

This simple modular shelf offers plenty of options for reconfiguration. By Tom Nunlist Pages 58-59 One symptom of my pervasive early 20s restlessness is that I regularly overhaul my apartment, completely rearranging the furniture and décor once a month or so. It’s not so much that I can’t settle on a suitable arrangement, but...

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Design in Wood: The Winners, part 2

Selecting "Best of Show" awards at the San Diego "Design in Wood" exhibition on behalf of Woodwork and American Woodwork was a challenge. As I described in my last blog, the process for choosing the winner in the Furniture category was made somewhat easier because at least all the contenders were furniture…and there were...

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I Can Do That: Contemporary Coffee Table

Take the easy way out: Find sizes without measuring. By Robert Lang Pages 62-63 This small coffee table is a great introduction to building furniture. It doesn’t require much material and it’s an opportunity to develop your skills. This project is sturdy, attractive and easy to build. All of the parts come from standard widths of lumber....