Pinhole Camera

If you’d like to practice your woodworking skills and take a trip back to a simpler age this pinhole camera kit will provide both. When this project article was written it was done as a look back to a simpler time in photography. Since that date in 1999...

Heirloom Music Box

It’s not often that you can build an heirloom project in such a short time. Especially one that sounds as good as it looks. A lot of craftsmen have a music box on their woodworking bucket list. The pleasant sounds of a music box can calm crying babies and...

Ribbon Handle Box

This imaginative design not only makes a wonderful gift it’s also a great way to build your woodworking skills. Building boxes is a fundamental woodworking skill. After all the techniques used to build a box are also key to many furniture projects. And when you...

Routed Bowls

You can make great-looking wood bowls without turning or carving. A template and simple router accessories make it easy. The greatest challenge to making bowls with a router is figuring out a way to make a deep enough cut to form the inside of the bowl. But the simple...

Decorative Keepsake Box

Graceful curves and fine details are at the heart of this unique box. But don’t be fooled by its looks — construction is easier than you think. This beautiful keepsake box makes a great gift. Because it’s so small it’s easy to splurge on highly figured or exotic wood...

Curved-Door Jewelry Chest

This project will test your woodworking skills and give you an opportunity to learn a few new techniques. There aren’t many gifts that will put a smile on the face of the recipient like a hand-made jewelry chest. And since it’s such a personal gift that will last a...

Quilt-Top Keepsake Box

Choose from three eye-popping inlay patterns to create a unique box. These keepsake boxes are inspired by Early American quilts. The “tumbling block” pattern and the star and pinwheel lids are all replicas of centuries-old hand-pieced quilts. The quilted effect is...

Clever Puzzle Boxes

Your own ingenuity is the key to creating and opening these attractive boxes. Japanese puzzle boxes have been around for over 100 years. They’re opened by following a sequence of “moves” to reveal the hidden treasures stored inside. And while the design featured here...

Scalloped-Lid Box

The unique lid on this box looks like an optical illusion at first glance. The key to building it starts with a single router bit. The first thing most people notice about this box is the distinctive lid panel. It appears to be hand carved from a solid blank. But it’s...

Desktop Message Center

This desktop organizer is small in size but big in function. Its compact storage keeps your writing supplies in one convenient place. This message center is designed to help keep the things you use most often within easy reach. This message center is compact. But...