Other Projects

Here you’ll find woodworking projects and plans spanning a wide range of styles and requiring skills of varying degrees. From easy woodworking projects geared toward the beginner to more advanced furniture designs, all of these projects are presented by top furniture makers and full of tips that will help hone your skills and techniques skills and techniques as a woodworker. Whether you’re looking for small woodworking projects or more ambitious builds, you’ll find it here.

Patching Trick Checks in your boards can be tricky. They might get larger, they might not. To fill mine, I made a quick and effective putty. The putty is made from equal parts of fine cherry sawdust and cyanoacrylate glue (super glue to most people). The putty sets up in about five minutes as hard as a rock. It’s sandable and — when finished — looks like one of those dark streaks of cherry that’s common to the species. Then cross your fingers and hope the check stays small. Be sure to have some solvent on hand if you mess up the patch.

Limbert Wastebox

Charles P. Limbert's furniture designs are best thought of as American Arts & Crafts pieces that went to finishing school in Europe. We give you woodworking drawings for a wastebasket that is a replica of the #255 Waste Paper Box found in Booklet No. 112.

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.

Shoji Lamp

Believe it or not, the idea for this lamp came to me while scrutinizing some flea-market lampshades made from used popsicle sticks. The concept was sound. But with a few changes, I got a nice Asian lamp that casts a warm glow.

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Arts & Crafts Magazine Stand

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.