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...

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...

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...

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...