Throughout the years I’ve been here at Popular Woodworking Magazine, there are only two woodworking questions that find their way into my inbox on a regular basis. The number of times I’ve answered the question about the router bit I used to plunge-cut workbench holes into my Shaker Workbench from December 2007 (#166) is astounding, … Read more
Tag Archives: Desks
This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South.
By Glen D. Huey
From the November 2011 issue #193
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I don’t consider myself a furniture snob, but until recently, I’d not studied furniture from the South beyond pieces featured in “Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection” by Ronald L. Hurst and Johnathan Prown (Colonial Williamsburg).
After spending a few days combing through file cabinets at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), I found I’ve been missing a vast array of gorgeous furniture.
VIDEO: Learn to taper legs at a jointer.
BLOG: Read about a clever slip-fit design for mortise-and-tenon work.
VIDEO: Increase your dovetail accuracy.
BLOG: Discover how to make simple, useful router jigs as you need them.
IN OUR STORE: “Furniture in the Southern Style: 27 Shop Drawings from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts” (Popular Woodworking Books). Read more
Portable productivity with a nod to steampunk style.
By Mag Ruffman
The glorious thing about being self-sufficient is that you can usually figure out ways to create what you need.
My latest need arose after a bad case of Burning Thighs Syndrome, a malady caused by sitting on the couch typing on a laptop computer. With my quadriceps performing as heat sinks for the laptop’s toiling battery, I had the hottest legs in Canada.
PLAN: Download the free SketchUp plan for the Lap Desk.
ARTICLES: All the “I Can Do That” articles are free online.
Download the complete “I Can Do That” manual. Read more
This is a model of a laptop desk that was the “I Can Do That” project in the August 2011 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Project design and construction by Mag Ruffman. Read more
This is a model of a writing desk that was featured in an article in the April 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Read more
A woodworking model, each entity is a seperate component so that it can be manipulated and measured individually. Read more
This is a model of a Shaker Trestle desk featured in an article in the August 2003 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine. Read more