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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Causes of Orange Peel

Understand and avoid this common spraying flaw. by Bob Flexner pages 62-63 Orange peel is the most universal defect in a sprayed finish. It is a bumpiness on the surface that resembles the skin of an orange – hence the name. No matter what brand or quality of spray gun you’re...

End Grain: Patience Learned, Not Taught

Youthful energy sparks the experience, but careful work takes time. by Bill Murr page 64 Recently, the young boy a few houses down the street want-ed to make some things out of wood. His father told him that Mr. Bill (that’s me) would be the obvious choice, because “he has made...

Recreating Studley

Jim Moon produced a faithful replica of this iconic cabinet, with a decorative touch or two of his own. by Donald C. Williams pages 34-38 In the world of historic furniture-making, Jim Moon casts a long shadow. He is not only a highly respected furniture maker but also has the remarkable...

Udder Fun

Apply layers of milk paint to add depth and contrast to your work. by Elia Bizzarri pages 39-43 A visitor asked, “Paint over wood? Aren’t you obscuring wood’s natural beauty?” There are two assumptions behind these questions: Wood is naturally beautiful. Paint is thick, looks like plastic and hides whatever it...

A Bench for Kids

Build a small workbench with full-sized features for a budding woodworker. by Jameel Abraham pages 44-50 “The bench is probably the most important item in the workshop.” Those are Charles H. Hayward’s first words in his article “Fitting up the workshop: the bench.” As a woodworking vise manufacturer and bench maker,...

Digital Artistry

How five masterful makers integrate CNC and CAD technology into their woodworking. by Tim Celeski pages 51-57 Woodworking requires a broad set of skills and strategies, and for most, it’s only after mastering the bedrock tools and gaining years of experience that we consider adding digital tools and skills to our...

Folding Campaign Bookshelf

Learn the tricks to making sturdy furniture that folds flat. by Christopher Schwarz pages 58-61 For those with mechanical minds, building furniture that folds into small spaces is great fun. Not only does the piece have to look good and serve its ultimate function as a bookcase, chair or bed, it...

Shapeoko XL CNC Kit

Desktop-sized digital technology priced for the home workshop. by Tim Celeski page 16 Generally, CNCs suited for woodworking have heavy construction for stable motion, precision tracking for accuracy and the power to carve through hard woods easily. They come in sizes from very small to huge and are priced from $3,000-$12,000...

SensGard Ear Chamber Hearing Protection

by Rob Porcaro page 18 Before reading why these SensGard hearing protectors are so good, consider if you share some of the problems I have had with other protectors. I do not like stuffing things into my ear canals, such as foam plugs that must be compressed with often dirty fingers,...