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Modular Desk System

Modular Desk System Mix-and-match components make a desk that fits your needs. By Bruce Kieffer Download this Modular Desk System Project with complete plans and step-by-step instructions from AWBookstore.com. This computer-desk system has more going for it than great looks. The system is based on modular components that can be assembled...

Simple Steam Box

Simple Steam Box Build a box and add a steam kettle: you’re ready to bend wood. By Seth Keller Building a steam box for bending wood only requires exterior-grade plywood, waterproof glue and an electric tea kettle.   I bought my kettle from Lee Valley (see Source, below). It came with...

Television Cabinet

Television Cabinet Hide the electronics behind ingenious double-hinged doors by Dave Munkittrick I love my new 36-in. TV but my wife hates what the glass and plastic monolith does to the look and feel of our family room. To avoid marital strife we went looking for something to house the behemoth....

WS – Heavy-Duty Folding Shop Table

Heavy-Duty Folding Shop Table You can build this workhorse in a day, using little more than a tablesaw, jigsaw, hacksaw and a drill. By Tom Caspar Need more bench space? Who doesn’t? Here’s a terrific solution: a folding worktable that’s both big and strong.And we mean strong. You can set it...

AW Extra 3/6/14 – Wedged-Base Workbench

Wedged-Base Workbench Tablesaw joinery locks it together. By Tim Johnson This workbench has a top ready for hard use. But it’s the base that catches your eye. The interlocking joinery, with its dovetails and wedges, is rock solid, yet it knocks down quickly for moving. Although it looks complicated, the base...

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the solution. We designed this stylish side table to...

AW Extra – Cypress Chest

Cypress Chest Beautiful outdoor storage made to take the elements. by Dave Munkittrick Storage is like money; we never seem to have enough. Well, I can’t help you much with your finances, but I can give you a hand on the storage front. A frequentlyoverlooked storage area is outdoors. I’m not...

Three Projects for Gardeners

Three Projects for Gardeners Thrill the garden lover in your family with oneĀ (or more!) of these easy-to-make projects. by Tim Johnson Before you set aside your push sticks and dust mask for the season, make something to enjoy all summer. Each one of these projects takes only about a day to...