Plywood Office Suite

Build a modern workspace with just a single sheet of plywood. Project #2012 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 day • Cost: $150 Creating your own space seems to be a rite of passage for most [...]

Drop-Front Limbert Desk

This rare and timeless silhouette is updated for contemporary use. When our youngest went off to kindergarten, my wife took on freelance copy-editing and needed a work station. An executive-size [...]

Perfect Proportions

Build a standing desk tailored to your body. I designed this compact stand-up desk to meet a prescription from my doctor to be less sedentary. “Sitting is the new smoking,” I was admonished. It [...]

Monticello Lap Desk

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson commissioned Benjamin Randolph, a Philadelphia cabinetmaker, to build a compact lap desk to serve as a portable office. This small mahogany box, now prominently [...]

Southern Lady’s Desk

This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South. I don’t consider myself a furniture snob, but until recently, I’d not studied furniture from the South beyond pieces featured [...]

Lisa’s Slab Desk, Part 1

Working with reclaimed wood often requires some creative problem-solving. Here's a clever strategy Yoav Liberman and his student Lisa used when making this live edge desk.

Most-asked Woodworking Questions

Throughout the years I’ve been here at Popular Woodworking Magazine, there are only two woodworking questions that find their way into my inbox on a regular basis. The number of times [...]

I Can Do That: Lap Desk

Portable productivity with a nod to steampunk style. By Mag Ruffman The glorious thing about being self-sufficient is that you can usually figure out ways to create what you [...]

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