Alert reader Bengt Nilsson of Stockholm, Sweden, sent in this great photo of a joiner’s bench that was recovered from the Vasa , a Swedish battleship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Nilsson took the photo while touring the Vasa Museum with an American exchange student. He estimates that the bench is...
At the turn of the 20th century there were an extraordinary number of designs for bookcase and magazine stands offered to the public as completed pieces and construction plans. This version is a variation on a style made popular by Roycroft.
If this globe-stand design doesn't suit you, we offer three other drawings to give you some options.
It's rare that bookshelves look as interesting as the objects you display on them. These shelves are easy to build and knock down for storage.
This unassuming bench is an excellent lesson in making wedged through-tenons.
Part of the job requirement of being a self-employed custom woodworker is self-promotion.