Stickley Music Cabinet

This small cabinet was originally intended to store sheet music and although times have changed it is a nice small-scale piece of furniture. One hundred years ago when people wanted to listen to music at home they cracked their knuckles and headed for the piano. This...

Stacking Bookcases

Make boxes to fit your books – and your space. Make boxes to fit your books – and your space. The typical bookcase is a good example of poor design. We make them that way because that’s the way we’ve always made them; almost every plan you see is 12″ deep yet...

Southern Lady’s Desk

This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South. This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South. In particular its petite size and the slender tapered legs. It doesn’t hurt that the piece has two amply sized drawers that are...

Coffee With the Brethren

Coffee tables didn’t exist as a furniture form until the 1920s (when they were known as cocktail tables). So while there is no true Shaker coffee table this design works well with other Shaker-influenced furniture. A coffee table can’t really be called an...

A Tapered-Leg Table

This table is designed with tapered legs for a light look but it’s built with solid joinery. This table is designed with tapered legs for a light look but it’s built with solid joinery. It is easy to build and would be an excellent accent in any room. The light top...

Southwestern Chest

Who says your workspace can’t be stylish as well as functional? Add a bit of southwestern charm to your shop with this roomy chest that’s big enough to hold lots of hand and power tools. Who says your workspace can’t be stylish as well as functional?...

Curved Front Chest

Yes this is a chest to hold tools but it is so nice-looking we’re sure you (or your significant other!) will have different plans for it! Yes this is a chest to hold tools but it is so nice-looking we’re sure you (or your significant other!) will have...

Pine Double Lounge

Some people call them futons but we prefer the more comfy-sounding “double lounge”. Some people call them futons but we prefer the more comfy-sounding “double lounge”. Practical and pretty this project consists of two frames made from...

Magic Shelves

These cool looking shelves are super-lightweight and attach to the wall with hidden cleats so they look like they are magically floating in air! These cool looking shelves are super-lightweight and attach to the wall with hidden cleats so they look like they are...

Arts & Crafts Stickley Sideboard

This Arts and Crafts sideboard is scaled for the modern home. An Arts and Crafts sideboard built during the period would be much too big for most homes today. Here is a scaled down version that is more appropriate for a modern home. You’ll get complete plans...

Easiest Barrister Bookcases

A classic with techniques so simple even a novice can build it! Here is a set of plans for an easy barrister bookcase that does not require tough joinery or hardware you will have a difficult time finding. You will use pocket-hole joinery to build the casework and...

Simple Shaker Shelves

A clear finish and a classic design give a contemporary look to these Shaker style shelves. These Shaker style shelves are easy to make with pocket-hole joinery and Popular Woodworking editor Megan Fitzpatrick shows you some sweet tricks that will help you to build...

Byrdcliffe Linen Press

Recreating a classic cabinet that breaks the rules of Arts & Crafts. While this piece might not meet most of the criteria for Arts and Crafts furniture it is widely considered one of the period’s finest pieces. This linen press is built with the basic forms one...

Greene & Greene Sideboard

Get this article and learn how to make classic Greene and Greene details without a lot of fuss. Get this article and learn how to make classic Greene and Greene details without a lot of fuss. You’ll learn how to create some of the style’s most recognizable features...

Wastebasket

Add a touch of class to your home office by making this wooden wastebasket. Add a touch of class to your home office by making this wooden wastebasket. You’ll learn about tapered frames and panels how to cut parallel and opposite angles and how to re-saw and...