Weekend Projects

Whittled Peg Rack

Whittled Peg Rack It's just you, your knife, and the wood. By Tim Johnson Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) when everything went wrong and you wondered why you decided to take up woodworking in the first place? It’s supposed to be fun, right? Well, sometimes it...

Wooden Spring Tongs

Wooden Spring Tongs ??A great all-around kitchen utensil. By David Radtke Here’s a great kitchen utensil you’re sure to find indispensable. These wooden tongs feature a unique spring tab mechanism built into a knuckle joint. The joint allows the tongs to be folded flat for storage. When the tongs are opened...

Swedish Wall Shelf

Swedish Wall Shelf By Dave Munkittrick Here’s a charming shelf that’s small enough to fit on any wall and can be built in an afternoon. It makes a great gift and it’s easy to make a bunch all at once. While the design is based on a 19th-century Swedish-American clock shelf,...

Magic Coin Bank

Magic Coin Bank Kids love secrets—and so do adults! This small bank with its sneaky false drawer is a kick to make. You won’t need any fancy mechanism to make the drawer; just a few brads. Start building your nest egg; the coin slot is large enough to fit a Sacagawea...

AW Extra – Scrap Wood Cutting Boards

Scrap Wood Cutting Boards Turn trash into treasure. By Yoav Liberman I love hard cheeses and hard-crust breads. My cheese-making skills are limited and my baking talent is admired only in our household and among close friends, so I use my woodworking skills to make distinctive cutting boards to serve the...

Weekend Kitchen Projects

Weekend Kitchen Projects Here are three ways to improve storage space in any kitchen. You can whip through each project in an afternoon, using only a tablesaw and a plunge router. Countertop Knife Rack Store up to nine knives in a handy rack that puts sharp edges out of the reach...

AW Extra – Free-Form Wall Shelves

Free-Form Wall Shelves Edited by Dave Munkittrick Here’s a versatile shelf that allows for a creative, one-of-a-kind edge treatment. Hung on the wall without any visible means of support, these shelves are real eye catchers. Choose boards that are at least 1-1/4-in. thick and no more than about 7-in.wide. Wood with...