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My New Role as Senior Editor and My Take on a Shaker Settee

I have a bit of news to share with you this morning. I am taking on new responsibility as the new Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking! For the last year, I’ve served as the Online Content Director where I’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing you amazing content on the Shop Blog, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest...

Why We Should Talk About Pinterest

Hello Pop Wood readers! My name is Rachel Fountain, I do a lot of the behind-the-scenes, analytical stuff here at Pop Wood (stuff involving an ungodly amount of spreadsheets – I’ll spare you the details). One of the biggest parts of my job is helping out with our social media accounts,...

Garden Projects: Vine Trellis

by Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6′ tall, free-standing trellis. We used dadoes, glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines. We built our trellis from cypress, one of the longest-lasting outdoor woods. Ours...

I Can Do That: Routers Beyond Roundovers

Episode 3 of I Can Do That – Season 4 features one of my favorite tools in the shop – the router. While routers are great for adding round-overs and decorative edges to pieces of wood, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It took me a couple years of woodworking...

DIY Folding Mobile Workbench Modifications

Editor’s note: I saw Elisha’s version of the American Woodworker DIY Folding Workbench on Instagram and asked her to share her modifications on the PopWood blog. She also made an outstanding video of the build, check it out! https://youtu.be/jUNZVaGAE3E Find PneumaticAddict, Elisha’s digital brand, on Instagram, YouTube and Website. I’m lucky enough to...

34 Days for Dad 2018! Enter Every Single Day!

Every year we celebrate father’s day with a daily giveaway. This year we have 34 chances for you to win something awesome for dad (or mom, or whomever appreciates woodworking supplies in your household!) You can enter every day over at https://www.popularwoodworking.com/34days.

New Documentary About Wharton Esherick

A few weeks ago was invited by my friend Daniella Ohad to attended a fascinating event at the New York School of Interior Design. It was a screening, followed by a panel discussion, of a recently completed documentary about one of the most important sculptors-woodworkers of the 20th century. The documentary:...

How to Make Inlaid Bees

A few years ago I had a commission to design and build a large coffee table for a client in Chicago. I inlaid scatterings of bees on the panels at the sides and back to add some joyful sweetness to the otherwise-serious design. A recent Instagram post showing the bees on...