Project of the Month

      Drill Press Table Project

      May 2013

      Industrial Shelving Unit

      This Industrial Shelving Unit is sure to give any office a more rugged look. Just follow our step-by-step directions to turn angle iron and reclaimed wood into an expertly crafted, awe-inspiring piece of furniture.

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      Past Projects of the Month

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        • Drill Press Table Project April 2013

          Bicycle Rack

          This wall-mounted bike rack is a real space saver. Build it with whatever wood speaks to you; we used African mahogany and figured birch.

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        • Drill Press Table Project March 2013

          Conference Table

          The next big meeting of the minds can go down right in your own garage. Build this conference table and add a classy boardroom accent to your space.

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        • Drill Press Table Project February 2013

          Reclaimed Lumber Couch

          The rustic look of reclaimed wood adds character to this couch. Throw on some comfy cushions to make it your new favorite spot for napping and lounging.

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        • Artist's Pencil Box January 2013

          Travel Bar

          Outfit an old suitcase with custom shelving compartments, stock it with bar supplies, and you can have your cocktail hour anytime, anywhere.

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        • Drill Press Table Project

          December 2012

          Industrial Desk

          Set up a functional staging area for your workspace with this industrial desk project. The plan is customizable, so you can build it to just the right size you need.

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        • Drill Press Table Project

          November 2012

          Drill Press Table

          Create an auxiliary table for your drill press. This wide table design features an adjustable fence, hold-downs and stop that fits a 10" drill press.

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        • Water Wall

          October 2012

          How to build a Water Wall

          A decorative water wall adds a serene feel to any room. This one will keep flowing once it's filled, without having to be hooked up to a water line.

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        • Arts & Crafts Picture Frame August 2012

          Cherry China Cabinet

          This china cabinet features clean lines, gentle arches and hidden hardware. With care and patience, it's well within the abilities of any intermediate to advanced hobbyist.

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        • Arts & Crafts Picture Frame July 2012

          Arts & Crafts Picture Frame

          Revive the art of frame making with this Arts & Crafts style project, a double frame with pinned mortise and tenon joints for durability.

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        • Eastern Shore Chest June 2012

          Eastern Shore Chest

          With cope and stick joinery, panel raising, sliding dovetails and flutes, this chest has the appearance and quality of an heirloom keepsake.

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        • Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet May 2012

          Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet

          This is a huge cabinet: the upper unit provides loads of shelf space for storing and displaying glassware, while the bottom stows a substantial collection of wine.

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        • Country Kitchen Table April 2012

          Country Kitchen Table

          Thanks to the butcher block top and sturdy legbase, this table is equally suited for countertop work or casual family dining.

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        • Shaker Hall Table March 2012

          Shaker Hall Table

          This adaptation of a table originally built in the mid-1800s stays true to the Shaker tradition.

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        • New England Bench February 2012

          New England Bench

          Equally at home next to the fireplace or in the entryway, this colonial bench will warm your home with its old-world charm.

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        • Artist's Pencil Box January 2012

          Artist's Pencil Box

          Here's a quick project you can make for an aspiring young artist.

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        • Bed Table December 2011

          Bedside Table

          This bedside table is a handsome, contemporary design made of ash and walnut with a gentle curved face.

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        • Readers Bed November 2011

          Readers Bed

          This queen-sized bed features a perfectly inclined backrest, three large storage compartments and three drawers for your bedside collectibles.

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        • Classic Kitchen Island October 2011

          Classic Kitchen Island

          This project is reminiscent of an old-fashioned butcher table, but it's a lot easier to build.

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        • Slatted Bookcase September 2011

          Slatted Bookcase

          Simplicity meets sturdy construction in this versatile storage project.

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        • Arts & Crafts End Table August 2011

          Arts & Crafts End Table

          If you're always searching for a heat-safe surface to park the morning coffee cup, this granite-topped end table provides a perfect spot.

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        • Jelly Cupboard July 2011

          Jelly Cupboard

          Sometimes the best way to learn furniture design is to reproduce an antique. That's what we'll do in this project, taking our measurements and joinery directly from a century-old cupboard our author found years ago.

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        • Stickley Desk June 2011

          Stickley Desk

          Without sacrificing any of the charm or structural integrity of our Stickley-inspired design, modern methods and materials bring this white oak desk within the reach of almost any woodworker's skills.

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        • Rocking Chair May 2011

          Rocking Chair

          Classic design, fine machine joinery and a few hand tool operations give a beautiful introduction to chairmaking.

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        • Space-Saving Fold-Down Bed April 2011

          Space-Saving Fold-Down Bed

          Our fold-down bed with drop leaf desk is space saving and functional.

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        • Can-Do Can Crusher March 2011

          Can-Do Can Crusher

          Our rugged can crusher is economical, fun to make and will last for years.

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        • An Angler's Cabinet February 2011

          An Angler's Cabinet

          Fishing poles, gear and other essentials are out of sight but not out of mind in this project.

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        • Serving Tray December 2010

          Serving Tray

          This tray table's simple and elegant lines are a study in positive and negative space.

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        • Bombé Box November 2010

          Bombé Box

          It's a shapely accent piece with three inner trays and a great project for building skills without breaking your budget.

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        • Veneered Checkerboard October 2010

          Veneered Checkerboard

          Brush up on your veneering skills and get an early start on truly hand-made holiday gifts.

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        • Classic Canisters September 2010

          Classic Canisters

          Regardless of what you store in yours, these octagonal beauties are fun to make.

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        • Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet August 2010

          Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet

          Test your furniture-building skills by undertaking our Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet project. It can also be converted to a conventional hutch by omitting lower shelves.

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        • European Workbench July 2010

          European Workbench

          It takes a lot of wood and a lot of work to build, but the result is worth the investment: you will use it for a lifetime. Your children's children will use it, too.

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        • Outdoor Swing and Arbor June 2010

          Outdoor Swing and Arbor

          With ordinary hardware, lumberyard cedar and our step-by-step project plan, you can build a freestanding outdoor swing with an arbor frame.

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        • Deck With Gazebo Project May 2010

          Deck With Gazebo Project

          Build a dream deck with an attached gazebo that will be the envy of the neighborhood with our detailed schematic project plan.

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