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...

Contoured Keepsake Box Plan

Great-looking veneer and hardwood plus a few interesting woodworking techniques add up to a memorable project. Splined miters and contoured sides are the focal points of this beautiful box. The hinged lid not only has an interesting profile but it features a veneered...

Curved-Door Jewelry Chest Plan

This project will test your woodworking skills and give you an opportunity to learn a few new techniques. There aren’t many gifts that will put a smile on the face of the recipient like a hand-made jewelry chest. And since it’s such a personal gift that will last a...

Decorative Keepsake Box Plan

Graceful curves and fine details are at the heart of this unique box. But don’t be fooled by its looks — construction is easier than you think. This beautiful keepsake box makes a great gift. Because it’s so small it’s easy to splurge on highly figured or exotic wood...

Desktop Message Center Plan

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...

Heirloom Music Box Plan

It’s not often that you can build an heirloom project in such a short time. Especially one that sounds as good as it looks. A lot of craftsmen have a music box on their woodworking bucket list. The pleasant sounds of a music box can calm crying babies and...

Jewelry Chest Plan

Finely crafted details and a bookmatched veneer top make this jewelry chest a real gem. When you first look at this jewelry chest it’s hard to know where to focus your attention. The elegant veneered lid opens to reveal a beveled mirror and a divided tray. Below...

Custom Music Stand Plan

Treat the musician in your life with this great-looking and practical stand. This stand meets all of the criteria necessary for either a budding musician or a seasoned professional. Whether the musician is seated or standing this stand is fully adjustable to...

Fish Whirligig Plan

Here’s a great opportunity to take a detour from the ordinary and dip your toes in the whimsical waters of folk-art projects. Energy from the wind is directed along the shaft to open and close the mouth of the fish and move the tail from side to side. Bearings seated...

Clever Puzzle Boxes Plan

Your own ingenuity is the key to creating and opening these attractive boxes. Japanese puzzle boxes have been around for over 100 years. They’re opened by following a sequence of “moves” to reveal the hidden treasures stored inside. And while the design featured here...