Build a Veneered Chessboard

It’s easy to create a veneered chessboard with an inlay accent, using a minimal number of tools. Project #2306 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 2 Days • Cost: $125 Online Extra: Download the [...]

Shaker-Style Shop Cabinet

Every shop can use more storage. This set of cabinets looks as good in the shop as they would in the home. Project #2411 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 Days • Cost: $1000 Get full details [...]

Exact Width Dado Jigs

Two simple router jigs to get perfectly sized dados and grooves, even for undersized plywood. Project #2217 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 Day • Cost: $75 The ability to cut perfectly [...]

Kitchen Utensils

Template routing and production techniques make this a fun project to make for friends and family. And, you might even get a meal out of the deal. Project #2407 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 [...]

Table Saw Tenon Jig

With five pieces of wood and a clamp, you can make vertical cuts safely. Most magazine articles about jigs miss the point entirely. Jigs exist to make work easier, safer and more accurate. They [...]

Three Drawer Chimney Cupboard

Seven solid joints comprise this sturdy custom storage unit. Bonus: View the SketchUp Model. There’s a backstory to this chimney-cupboard project. I had planned a week off to renovate the [...]

Sawbench & Shop Stool

This simple afternoon project is perfect for handsawing, holding doors for planing, organizing tools and giving you a leg up. It will quickly become indispensable. My simple plywood two-step in [...]

Greene & Greene-inspired Storage Chest

Classic design elements combine to create a new design. Seven years ago I made my first piece of Greene & Greene-style furniture, a coffee table of my own design. It contained several [...]

Mitered Dovetail Box

A few key elements push your hand tool skills. Project #2106 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 2 Days • Cost: $50 When my wife asked that I build her a box to contain a growing collection of [...]

Craftsman Bookcase

If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing excessively. There are many bookcases in my house, but they’re a motley collection – poor cousins to the rest of the furniture. The really nice [...]

Carve a Ringneck Pheasant

Get inspired to give bird carving a try by learning about the sculptural process. Project #2404 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 3-6 mos. • Cost: $250 I love to be outside no matter the weather [...]

Turned Scoop with Pewter Finial

Combine spindle turning skills with a special chucking method to make this utilitarian scoop. Project #2304 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 3 Hours • Cost: $20 One of the most popular projects of [...]

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