Oval Jewelry Box

What do these three beautiful boxes have in common? Each of them features a simple template routing technique. As woodworkers we like to give gifts and small projects fit the bill perfectly. But just because a project is small doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack in some...

Fretwork Picture Frame

With a scroll saw and a few extra hours you can turn a plain frame into this elegant one. Occasionally I enjoy sitting down and cutting fretwork patterns with my scroll saw. The change in pace is a nice break from my typical woodworking routine. But like any time I...

Coaster Set

A simple router jig is the secret to making the lattice-like patterns in these coasters. And once you have everything set up the process is almost automatic. As woodworking projects go a set of coasters may sound like something you’d expect to find in a first-year...

Steam Locomotive

Building a model using some common tools is guaranteed to improve your fine motor skills. And the result can’t be beat. Full disclosure: This project started out as a wood toy train for small kids. However Chris Fitch the project’s designer wanted to add a few more...

Shadow Boxes

Featuring custom frames and a decorative painted finish these attractive boxes are a great way to showcase your prized collections. These shadow boxes contain a unique hidden feature. The front frames can be quickly removed to allow you to change out your display...

Shaker Boxes

If you’ve ever wanted to try steam bending Shaker boxes are a great project to start with. And we’ve added a couple of our own design touches to this classic form. Traditionally Shaker boxes were oval containers made from thin bent strips of hardwood. They were...