Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

The Magazine Article Index for Popular Woodworking Magazine provides a list of articles that have appeared in the magazine since 2004 so you can find a certain story. These are not complete articles or projects; this is a resource for finding articles. To find a full project that ran in the magazine, look for a link to the full project from its summary here in the Article Index, or find its issue in our store here.
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Learning Happens Through Doing

At Women’s Woodshop, no one has to prove themselves to be a maker. By Jess Hirsch Page 64 I fell in love with woodworking because of the material itself; wood’s movement with the seasons, its reactions to metals and oxidation and a grain that holds a history of seasonal storms, heavy branches...

Grain Raising

A better understanding of what causes grain raising will help you manage it. By Bob Flexner Pages 58-60 Grain raising, including its causes and how to handle it, is not well understood by woodworkers. This leads to instructions that result in your sanding more than necessary to remove it and often...

Addition by Subtraction

When adding design elements, less is often more. By George R. Walker Pages 22-24 One useful way to think about furniture design is to think about it as a language. It’s a set of ideas and structures furniture makers and builders passed down through the centuries to express their ideas in...

On Wood Selection

Both fast- and slow-growing wood present good opportunities. By Peter Follansbee Pages 26-28 Wood selection is an important part of any woodworking project. I sometimes feel like I take it to an extreme, like I’m some kind of oak snob. Sometimes people see pieces I reject and they can’t understand what’s...

The Joy of Woodworking – Out On a Limb

By Andrew Zoellner, Editor Popular Woodworking, June 2018 Page 8 Earlier this year, I took the reins of Popular Woodworking. To be perfectly honest, it’s been a little nuts. How did I get here? The short story is that I’ve been a writer and editor in the DIY/woodworking/craft magazine world for...

Folding Bookstand

It starts out the size of a smartphone and opens to make your reading (or cooking) easier. By Christopher Schwarz Pages 50-54 How-to books, cookbooks and sheet music are inconvenient to use while you’re in the workshop, kitchen or concert hall. That’s why bookstands (and music stands) were invented. These, however,...

5 Tricky Hinges

By Nancy Hiller Pages 44-48 In the April issue (#238) I wrote about several types of hinges commonly in use and described various techniques for installing them. For the second article in this series, here are five hinges with more specialized uses. 95° Stop Hinges Stop hinges are an excellent choice...

Breakdown Sawhorses

Practice your hand-tool skills and make a pair of strong, collapsible workshop companions. By Will Myers Pages 38-43 About a year and a half ago my wife took a job in eastern North Carolina. My work is still on the western end of the state, so most weeks I travel back...

Blacker Entry Mirror

Flex your skills and build this iconic Greene & Greene entry mirror. By Tim Celeski Pages 30-37 The 1907 Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena, Calif., is a masterpiece. The architecture and furniture inside can only be described as breath-taking. One of the lesser-known pieces of furniture is my personal favorite...