Simple Shaker Shelves

Clear finish updates the look of this classic design. This modified Shaker design, downsized from a set of creamery shelves, is adapted from a Shaker Workshops catalog. To ensure our [...]

Two Edge-trimming Tricks

I make a lot of shelving from hardwood plywood, covering the panel edges with 1⁄4“-thick solid-wood edging. The edging, which is oversized in length and width, is trimmed flush with the [...]

Shave-A-Shelf

I devised a new way to fit a shelf into a dado. I use my router to make a tiny adjustment to the shelf’s thickness instead of fine-tuning my dado set with shims to match the plywood’s thickness. [...]

Green Wall Shelf

Add a touch of color to your hallway. Our front hall is usually a disorganized mess: coats on the floor, keys strewn here and there, and hats—well, I can never find them. I built this wall shelf [...]

Bow Shelves

Delicate ‘hyperparabolas’ hang on a curve – then hang ‘magically’ on the wall. When I saw a photo of a set of three rectangular shelves supported by a bow near each end, my reaction was that the [...]

Painted Bucket Bench

Faux graining is the art of illusion. Use this technique, and your choices aren’t constrained by what woods are available or what’s shown in the veneering catalogs (or your bank account); you are [...]

Contemporary Shelves

  Construction lumber dressed up for display. For sturdy, attractive and affordable material to build these shelves, bypass the fancy stuff at the front of your local home center and head [...]

Bookshelf & Wine Rack

This simple modular shelf offers plenty of options for reconfiguration. Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the December 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking. One symptom of my [...]

Strong Shelves

Strong Shelves You love wood–we know that. You love wood so much you’ve got piles of it all over your shop, just waiting to be turned into a masterpiece … if only you can find those boards you [...]

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