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    • Making a Picture Frame with Pocket Hole Accents

      How many times have you been asked to make a picture frame for someone? Many, I bet. Here’s a great approach to making picture frames that doesn’t require any mitering, AND creates a cool accent by making pocket pocket holes the main joinery method. Hiding the pocket holes Making pocket holes is easy, and pocket… Read more »

    • Cool Upcycled Wood Boxes Using Salvaged Wood

      Contributing Editor A.J. Moses makes a business out of using salvaged wood. In fact, he calls his company Castaway Woodworks because so much of the material he uses has, literally, been cast away by someone else. He takes a lot of pride in giving those materials new life. Working with reclaimed wood Using salvaged wood… Read more »

    • Making Picture Frames with Router

      Post-Haste Project: No-Miter Picture Frame

      This might be the fastest, easiest way on earth to make a picture frame. And it’s especially handy for woodworkers who don’t like cutting miters. One set up on the router table and you’re ready to cut the rabbet that receives the glass, picture and backer board, AND cut the corner joint. Making picture frames… Read more »

    • Jewelry Box Plans

      Jewelry Box Plans

      Even costume jewelry shines when it’s housed in an elegant, handcrafted jewelry box. That’s what makes this jewelry box project ideal for any collection. Made of maple for it’s beauty and durability, the box features a lock for security and a convenient lift-out tray. Utilizing all straight cuts and simple joinery techniques, the jewelry box… Read more »

    • Lawyer’s Bookcase Plans

      As common in law offices today as they were 100 years ago, traditional lawyer’s bookcases are designed for storing expensive law books. Traditionally made of oak, the style is characterized by individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted by glass doors. Use our lawyer’s bookcase plans to make your new project easy. The doors allow for… Read more »

    • Storage Bins

      A true country classic, this build-it-yourself storage bin unit is a practical, convenient and attractive way to keep apples, potatoes, onions and other fruits and vegetables fresh and dry. The secret is the wire mesh on the front of each of the three bins that allows air to circulate freely around the produce. The top… Read more »

    • Tiered Planter Box Plans

      This tiered planter is great for colorful perennials or trailing plants like strawberries. Made from redwood, cedar or pine, the project is simple and inexpensive to build with our tiered planter box plans. It calls for standard lumber, galvanized nails, sandpaper and sealer. Construction is a simple matter of cutting the pieces to size and… Read more »

    • Cedar Birdhouse Plans

      If you spend a lot of time in the yard or garden during the warm weather, then this do-it-yourself birdhouse will make a great summer project. Not only will the birds love it, but as it ages the wood (western cedar) will turn a soft silver color and the copper roof will acquire a handsome green patina.  The project… Read more »

    • Footbridge Plans

      Footbridge Plans

      Like a gazebo or an arbor trellis, a footbridge is one of those garden structures that helps transform a plain backyard into a charming and livable outdoor space. Now doit-yourselfers with a weekend to spare can add a footbridge to their own yard or garden with these easy to follow footbridge plans.  The proportions of this footbridge make… Read more »

    • Small Precious Box

      This box is great as a gift. It’s easy to make, using a dowel as a hinge pivot, so there’s no need to mortise for hinges and drill for screws–which saves tons of time. This box could be made with dovetailed corners, but this is the express version, with miters for the corners. While measurements… Read more »

    • How to Build a Birdhouse

      How to Build a Birdhouse

      Expert woodworker George Vondriska and his guest demonstrate the easy step-by-step woodworking process for how to build a birdhouse from one piece of solid cedar wood. You’ll learn how to make all the necessary accommodations for the birds in your neighborhood, including a space for seed and waste removal. Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue provided… Read more »