Bibliophile’s Bookcase

With simple lines and straightforward joinery, this project yields ample shelf space (and drawers to boot). This large case-on-case shelving unit is adapted from similar pieces I’ve seen in [...]

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 [...]

Stacking Bookcases

Make Boxes to fit your books – and your space The typical bookcase is a good example of poor design. We make them that way because that’s the way we’ve always made them; almost every plan you see [...]

Victorian Side Table

Pattern routing makes quick and easy work of these urn-shaped sides. Click here for the SketchUp model of this project. While vacuuming a few weeks back, I was thinking about what to build for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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