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    How to Build a Ladder Shelf Including Ladder Shelf Plans

    Watch this video for everything you need to know to make a beautiful, practical ladder shelf. With complete free ladder shelf plans instructions, including clever master woodworker hints and tips, this video is also a mini woodworking course on making dado jigs, plus ladder shelf plans and a cut list are included!

    The Ladder Shelf

    You’ll see versions of the ladder shelf in on-trend home furnishing stores and on popular decorating sites. The shelf is ultra-sturdy and takes up very little space. We have many woodworking projects like this shelf. Our ladder Shelf Plans are easy to follow and fun to build.

    Start with the Legs

    This video is the perfect companion to the ladder shelf plans and it all starts with cutting the legs. Right off the bat, you’ll learn tricks for making sure the wood grain is running the right way and how to determine the exact angles needed to make the shelf stand up against a wall. There’s even a tip for how to make sure a loaded up shelf doesn’t wreck the wall behind it!

    Make the Dado Jigs

    Have you ever looked at some of our woodworking plans and shied away from a project that included making a dado jig? Even if you’ve made one before, you’ll learn useful tips for how to make dado jigs that ensure a perfect fit. You’ll also learn about choosing the correct router bit and guide bushing, how to use a simple piece of paper as a spacer, and how and why to make a climb cut with your router.

    Assembly

    If you’ve wondered how to band shelves for a professional, finished look, you’ll find out how to do it with this video. We take you step-by-step through the process, and you’ll learn what to use to clamp on the banding — it’s not a clamp! This video, the ladder shelf plans and the cut list are all you need to make your own handsome ladder shelf.

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  • DIY Bookcase: Cherry Bookcase
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    Build a Bookcase: Cherry Bookcase Plans

    Everyone needs more storage for books, and what could be better than an elegant bookcase (or two) that you’ve made yourself? Our DIY bookcase is made from cherry, and you’ll learn about cherry’s working characteristics, but you can choose any material you prefer for your bookcase.

    While making this project, you’ll learn how to accurately crosscut big pieces, such as the case sides, using a hand-held router and shop-made jig. You’ll also learn about dadoes and rabbets for case joinery, useful for projects such as dressers and kitchen cabinets. A real pinnacle of this piece is the dentil molding. What a beautiful detail! You’ll learn to make this attractive molding using your table saw and dado head. You’ll also see how to precisely miter and attach the moldings.

    Bookcase shelves need to be rigid, and you’ll see how to guarantee that your shelves won’t sag over time. The top of the bookcase is solid wood. We provide you with a great technique that allows the top to be solidly attached to the case, while still being able to expand and contract seasonally.

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  • Make a Long Bow
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    Make a Long Bow

    Why should Robin Hood have all the fun? Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you all about what goes into making a custom long bow and how the shape gives the arrow its speed. Also learn where to buy a starter kit or get individual woodworking instruction for making your own classic all-wood bow.

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  • Make a Hovercraft
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    Make a Hovercraft

    You have to see this to believe it. George Vondriska demonstrates how to construct an actual working hovercraft using a standard leaf blower and common woodworking materials found in your shop. He shows you how to build the machine and sends it on a test run as his wife goes for a ride!

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  • Making a Kit Guitar
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    Building a Kit Guitar

    Building a guitar is an excellent test of a skilled woodworker’s craftsmanship, but if you’re like most people, you probably want to skip the long woodworking processes of shaping and sanding the body. So master woodworker George Vondriska gives you a quick rundown on a couple ready-made guitar kits that are available for you to…

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