Pharmacy Cabinet

In a previous life this quirky little cabinet was just a quiet servant in hospitals and pharmacies. But it has a bright future in your home. This cabinet draws its inspiration from a metal cabinet that has its origins in the pharmacies hospitals and doctors offices of...

Standing Mirror

The front of this floor-standing mirror opens to reveal storage compartments for jewelry scarves or other accessories. And the mirror tilts for the optimum viewing angle. At first glance this project appears to be an ordinary dressing mirror. Yes it’s a little smaller...

Tansu Cabinet

Like ancient building blocks these cabinets can be stacked and shuffled to conform to your decorating wishes. This scaled-down version of a traditional Tansu cabinet offers a number of woodworking challenges including oversized box joints sliding doors and an aged...

Compact Desk

Simple plywood construction makes this desk solid. Plastic laminate gives it style. It seems that some of the best projects are the simplest to build. And that’s the case with this small desk. It’s about as clean and straightforward as possible. Part of what makes it...

Lateral File Cabinet

This file cabinet features more than enough space for all your storage needs. Its long deep drawers can hold dozens of hanging files. Not long ago the “paperless office” seemed a likely future as computers became a more important part of our routines. Unfortunately...

Charming Candle Centerpiece

A block of wood and a couple of hours of shop time are all you need to build this attractive candle centerpiece. It makes a great last-minute gift idea. Handmade gifts are always a hit. Especially one as charming as this candle holder. Its beautiful but understated...

Pet Bed

A few boards and a weekend in the shop are all you need to create a cozy comfortable bed for your favorite pet. Many dog owners today lavish as much attention on their pets as they do on their partners or their children. Whoever coined the phrase “It’s a dog’s life”...

Empire Chest-of-Drawers

This take on the classic Empire chest of drawers is a modern rendition. It offers updated construction techniques while staying true to the design of Empire furniture. The Empire design movement falls between the more popular Federal and Victorian styles (early to...

Paneled Window Seat

Just start with a simple plywood box and go from there. You won’t believe the end result… Some basic materials and simple joinery add up to a great-looking window bench. You’ll probably have only one problem when you build the window seat pictured above —...

Welsh Stick Chair

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at building a chair this handsome Welsh stick chair is the perfect project to get you started on your journey. There are a few areas of woodworking that are categories on their own. Chairmaking is one of those practices. In the...