Beverage Stand

The sleek design of this beverage stand goes hand-in-hand with its single-minded purpose. Placed next to a couch or your favorite chair this small stand is the perfect place to set your cup of coffee or drink while relaxing. Plus it’s a great opportunity to fire up...

Infant Cradle

Skip the treetop. The gentle rock-a-bye swing of this cradle is sure to keep a little one slumbering peacefully through the night. We’ve given this traditional project an updated look while maintaining all the charm of the original. Loose-tenon joinery simplifies the...

Cuckoo Clock

While the unique shape of this cuckoo clock may be the first thing you notice your eye will soon catch other more subtle details. The whimsical design of this clock case makes it the perfect companion for a cuckoo clock movement. This project is a treat for the eyes...

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...

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...