With only pre-cut lumber from the home center store and basic joinery, you can be sitting pretty in no time at all.
Last week we offered free plans for the Skansen Bench I built for the April 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. If you didn’t hear about this, it’s likely because you don’t subscribe to our free weekly newsletter. You can correct that oversight here. In any case, this bench was tremendous fun to build. It … Read more
Based on a Swedish antique, this bench uses through-tenons made with just a jigsaw.
The tabletop on our for the I Can Do That project in our February 2010 issue, appeared a bit blasÃ?Â©. So to pep up the look, I thought inlay. Knowing I didn’t have the time to create, or the desire to purchase wood inlay, I turned to trompe l’oeil. Trompe l’oeil is French for “fool … Read more
This coming week I’m starting to build a pair of close reproductions of the White Water Shaker Meeting House benches. Earlier this summer I measured the original bench, which is in a building near the Meeting House. When I’m done with these reproductions, we’re donating the benches to the Friends of White Water Shaker Village, … Read more
Build a set of bench seats and a table for your backyard.
One of the earliest projects featured in Pacific Woodworker (the forebear to Popular Woodworking) was a table built by the legendary woodworker Sam Maloof. Here, you’ll find step-by-step instruction for constructing the distinctive base.