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...

Night Light

Light up the night with four interchangeable scroll saw patterns featuring enchanting scenes that are sure to please your child. This night light is just a box with the sides top and bottom made from solid wood. What makes it interesting is the interchangeable front...

Lathe Turned Salt & Pepper Set

Contrasting woods and a simple yet elegant design make this project as enjoyable to build as it is practical to use. The term pepper mill generally conjures the image of a waiter holding a baseball bat-sized mill over my salad as he vigorously grinds out pepper and...

Folding Board Games

These three games cover all the bases when it comes to simple entertainment for friends and family members of all ages. Whether you enjoy a classic game of checkers old-school cribbage or maybe an exotic romp with mancala these three games will delight the family with...

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...

Ultimate Rocking Horse

You’re sure to light up a child’s face when you present them with this amazing and whimsical rocking horse. There’s no children’s toy more iconic than the wood rocking horse. It’s the one toy that most children will remember well into their adulthood. I have great...

Tealight Candle Centerpiece

Perfect to give as a gift or to decorate your table this tealight candle holder goes together in just a few short hours in the shop. Woodworkers are typically a very giving group of people. Sharing handcrafted projects with others is the ideal way to show you care. So...

Succulent Plant Stands

The small size of these plant stands make them the perfect weekend project. The small size of these plant stands are the perfect project to showcase some special pieces of wood. Build a set or a dozen they don’t take long at all. But that doesn’t mean that they...

Melodic Tongue Drum

The techniques that go into making this drum are similar to those you’d use for building a small box. The difference with this project is that you get to play with it when you’re done. The tongue drum is one of the world’s oldest known instruments. They’ve been a part...

Scroll-Sawn Jewelry Box

The elegant patterns on this box are first cut out with a scroll saw. Then the panel is glued to a backer board for a unique almost-carved look. Carved boxes always intrigue me. It’s not what’s inside — it’s the small details and the craftsmanship that make them...