Ribbon Handle Box Plan

This imaginative design not only makes a wonderful gift it’s also a great way to build your woodworking skills. Building boxes is a fundamental woodworking skill. After all the techniques used to build a box are also key to many furniture projects. And when you...

Slant-Sided Tote Plan

This easy-to-assemble tote goes together quickly. And the bent wood handle offers a chance to try a new technique. Boxes are always great projects. But add a handle to a box and you have a tote that can be used in a variety of ways from a handy supply caddy for crafts...

Routed Bowls Plan

You can make great-looking wood bowls without turning or carving. A template and simple router accessories make it easy. The greatest challenge to making bowls with a router is figuring out a way to make a deep enough cut to form the inside of the bowl. But the simple...

Succulent Plant Stands Plan

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...

Scalloped-Lid Box Plan

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...

Scroll-Sawn Jewelry Box Plan

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...

Sliding Lid Boxes Plan

Finger joint boxes aren’t too common anymore. But they are still strong attractive and can be built quickly and easily. Before plastic and cardboard people stored and carried things in wooden boxes. The smaller of these boxes were often joined with finger...

Tealight Candle Centerpiece Plan

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...

Night Light Plan

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...

Fretwork Picture Frame Plan

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...