Weekend Projects

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...

Sliding Bookrack

Sliding Bookrack Arts & Crafts details add sophistication to a simple project By Seth Keller I’ve always admired the work of Greene & Greene, two architects who designed Arts & Crafts homes and furnishings in the early 20th century. Their detailing is exquisite. I love the softened edges, pegged joinery, square...

AW Extra – Sliding Bookrack

Sliding Bookrack Arts & Crafts details add sophistication to a simple project By Seth Keller I’ve always admired the work of Greene & Greene, two architects who designed Arts & Crafts homes and furnishings in the early 20th century. Their detailing is exquisite. I love the softened edges, pegged joinery, square...

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the solution. We designed this stylish side table to...

AW Extra 4/4/13 – Turning a Green Wood Bowl

Turning a Green Wood Bowl By Alan Lacer Making a functional object directly from raw material in its natural state is incredibly satisfying. Just ask any potter. For woodworkers, green woodturning captures that feeling. You literally start with a log and end up with a beautiful bowl.  If you’ve never turned...

AW Extra 2/21/13 – Keepsake Box

Keepsake Box Build them in bunches and avoid gift shopping this year.  By Mac Wentz As the holidays approach, my thoughts turn to how I can weasel out of gift shopping. And this year I have the perfect scheme: While the malls are jammed with poor saps, I’ll be in my...

Craftsman Frame

Craftsman Frame Pegged half-lap joints are the cabinetmaker's way to build a beautiful frame. By Jock and Susan Holmen Picture frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to putting the pieces together. Getting four mitered corners perfectly cut and glued can drive you batty! This frame uses a...