Building the Maker Workstation Base

One Workstation. Two Bases to Choose From The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base When designing the maker workstation, a goal was to make sure the top would work on [...]

Building the Maker Workstation Top

A Hybrid Construction Method that Imitates a CNC The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base This the first of five online articles on building the Maker Workstation [...]

The Maker Workstation

A modern workbench system Project #2109 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 Week • Cost: $400 The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base Most workbenches come with a [...]

Authentic Sloyd Tool Cabinet

This reproduction is a fun build and a great gift for a budding woodworker. Project #1922 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 3 days • Cost: $200 “Hand and heart lead to life.” was an early motto [...]

Hancock Shaker Village Daybed

Recreated from a photograph and measurements, this design feels both modern and timeless. One of the things I have come to admire as a furniture designer-maker is the timelessness of works [...]

Textured Jewelry Box

Turn a single board into a heirloom. Jewelry boxes are some of my favorite pieces to make. There is so much versatility in the design and use! And, they give you a taste of all kinds of [...]

$100 Router Table

As easy to use as it is to build. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the March 2008 issue of American Woodworker. Adjusting for inflation, the correct title would be [...]

Power-Carved Side Table

Turn a log into a sculptural statement piece. PROJECT #2101 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 days • Cost: $200 Have you ever come upon the opportunity to get some logs either due to a downed [...]

Swedish Trestle Table

This classic design is at home in settings both rustic and modern. PROJECT #2007 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 days • Cost: $500 My home is a 150-year-old farmhouse situated in the middle [...]

Rediscover a Shaker Classic

A rim and box in contrasting species is an elegant eye-catcher. Open boxes, as useful as they are attractive, were not made to hold sweets for the table. Instead, they were for something that [...]

The First Trestle Tables

Portable, sturdy and easy to build, these were used for a variety of tasks. Many of the fantastic furniture forms of the Middle Ages have disappeared and have been replaced by pieces that are [...]

Queen Anne Strop Box

Sharpen your hand-tool skills with this useful project. I recently obtained a nice piece of leather about 1⁄4” thick that I wanted to use as a strop for plane irons and chisels. And, I was [...]

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