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  • Wooden Reindeer Pattern

    Post-Haste Project: How to Make Wooden Christmas Reindeer

    Wondering how to make a wooden reindeer so you can give them out as gifts or decorate your mantle? It’s easy! Grab a 2×4, trace the wooden reindeer pattern we provide and get started making reindeer. A warning; when people see these reindeer they’re going to love them, so be ready to make an entire… 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 »

  • Make a Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher | WWGOA

    Post-Haste Project: Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

    If you’re looking for a woodworking project that people will love, and you can make in a HUGE hurry from scrap, this Post Haste Project is it. Grab a chunk from your scrap bin, bore a few holes, do a little routing, mount the hardware and you’ll have something really catchy. (That’ll make more sense… Read more »

  • Quick Video to Learn How to Build Drawers | WWGOA

    Post-Haste Project: Instant Drawer

    If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to build rock solid drawers, we’ve got exactly what you need on how to build drawers. All it takes is a router table, a slot cutting router bit and a little practice, and you’ll be building perfect drawers in no time. Drawers Get Abused Drawers take… Read more »

  • cascading shelf

    Cascading Corner Shelf

    This shelving project can add beauty to any corner as well as house your favorite collectibles. The alternating shelf directions seem to cascade their way down the corner creating a lightness and playfulness that make it a piece of art as well. I first saw a project similar to this one years ago and then… 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 »

  • Potting Bench Plans

    This do-it-yourself potting bench makes it easy to get a head start on warm-weather gardening. It features a generously sized work top with a hutch above for tools, seeds and small pots. Below, shelves hold larger items, and a large compartment is just right for bulky bags of potting soil, fertilizer or a covered compost… 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 »