This rustic hinged-lid box is a design traditionally used as a basic tool chest, but I thought a scaled-down version would make a great chest for stashing toys. Nails, glue and a nice long day
in the shop are all it takes.
This simple rack uses no nails, no screws and holds up to 15 pairs of shoes.
Two tricks for taming miter joints.
Two tones of color and sharp, square edges give this piece modern flair.
Adapted from a 19th-century example, this wall-hung shelf is perfect for displaying your treasures.
If you own any books about the Shakers or their furniture, you probably have seen a small storage cabinet like this one hanging in the background behind the more celebrated pieces.
The mouldings dress up the shelf while building the drawer increases your skills.
Period accounts indicate 18th-century American cabinetmakers typically produced a wide variety of products. They were neither quite as specialized as some would have it, nor did they produce particularly great quantities of any one product.
Different goals allowed period woodworkers to work quickly.