Shelving & Storage

Bow Shelves

Delicate ‘hyperparabolas ’ hang on a curve – then  hang ‘magically’ on the wall. by Bruce Winterbon pages 48-52 When I saw a photo of a set of three rectangular shelves supported by a bow near each end, my reaction was that the bows deserved better shelves. These shelves are the...

Limbert No. 346 Magazine stand

Limbert Magazine Stand in the Spirit of “I Can Do That”

The magazine stand is one of the signature pieces of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and Charles Limbert’s No. 346 is an especially distinctive take on the form. Two details mark the No. 346 as a Limbert design—the cutouts on the sides and the trapezoidal base. In the spirit of...

More on Workbench Drawers

As I read many of your comments and suggestions for my bench drawer storage, I also talked with executive editor Bob Lang. Bob suggested that I consider making my drawers depths in multiples of 2″, such as 2″, 4″ and 6″ deep drawers. If I then position the grooves cut into...

Shop Tool and Storage Cabinet

When I was a new woodworker in the early 1980s I was in need of a general-purpose shop tool and storage cabinet. I had recently completed a cabinetmaking course at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College and was eager to put my new skills to work. At about the same time...

Flat-screen TV Stand in a Weekend

My wife and I recently moved after 22 years to a smaller (read that: “downsized”) home of a very different style than our old Victorian. I’d call our new place International Style, Modern or just Contemporary. Such a change prompts a raft of considerations when it comes to furnishings. My list...

Rethinking the Traditional Tool Chest

When it comes to most things in woodworking, I’m an easy-going guy. But not with tool chests. I’m OK if you make your sliding dovetails with a router. I’m just Jim Dandy if you sand, scrape or plane your finished surfaces – we all end up at the same place (with...

On Storing Handsaws and Backsaws

Recently I’ve become somewhat obsessed by the puzzle of storing saws. During my years as a woodworker, I’ve been admonished many times for how I handle this tool. Here are a few choice ones to chew on: 1. With handsaws, you should never lay the entire tool on a flat surface....

‘The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects’

Our latest CD collection, “The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects,” is on sale now at ShopWoodworking.com for the introductory offer of $15.99 through August 31 (regular price: $19.99). For this collection, we looked through all the issues of Popular Woodworking from the last 12 years, and all our issues of...