Arts & Crafts Buffet

Video: Watch Bob’s table saw techniques for cutting the drawer finger joints. I designed this buffet cabinet a couple years ago for a weekend seminar on Arts & Crafts joinery. After the [...]

Single Oval Library Table

Recreate this classic design and push your skills to the next level. Project #2004 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 3 days • Cost: $400 Of all the surviving Charles Limbert designs, there are [...]

Pinwheel Picture Frame

Both of the prints I planned to frame included a windmill as a minor detail. Thinking, “what if?” I grabbed four pieces of scrap wood, made a pinwheel, and thought, “not [...]

Craftsman Style Magazine Cabinet

A useful, beautiful thing. PROJECT #1920 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 2 Days • Cost: $200 In 1905, Gustav Stickley published plans for this magazine cabinet in The Craftsman magazine as part [...]

Design Matters: Two Looks

Out of the corner of my eye it caught my attention, a fire-engine red 1966 Chevy Impala Super Sport. Memories  flooded back to my first car, a model just like this except mine was green with a [...]

Upholstery for Arm Chairs

So you’ve built your paddle-arm chair, and all that’s left is making the cushion to sit on. I may be persnickety when it comes to armchair upholstery, but I really prefer a certain type of [...]

Quartersawn White Oak Grain Matching

I once worked with a guy who maintained that white oak wasn’t suited for furniture and that whiskey barrels are a far better use for this wood. Looking at the pile of wood in the photo you [...]

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