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Popular Woodworking

All of the plans in this category are from Popular Woodworking magazine. Popular Woodworking has delivered articles and commentary from America’s best and brightest woodworkers for more than 30 years. The editorial focus is a committed philosophy of hybrid woodworking – blending the best of hand tool and power tool woodworking. We bring you woodworking projects for every skill level ranging from simple (but attractive) projects that use basic joinery, to complex furniture plans using advanced woodworking techniques.

Arts & Crafts Mirror
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Arts & Crafts Mirror

The style is powered by the industrial revolution, and the joinery is some of the strongest in woodworking. This mirror is built for the long haul.

Enfield Shaker Cabinet
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Enfield Shaker Cabinet

With hammer in hand, we show you how to build a reproduction of a well-proportioned cabinet from an often-overlooked Shaker colony in Enfield, Conn.

Dining Room Tray
Boxes

Dining Room Tray

Build this simple and elegant reproduction of a shaker silverware tray and you will become a maestro with a hammer.

Four-Hour Bookcase
Furniture Projects

Four-Hour Bookcase

This attractive but simple bookcase is quick, affordable and requires only a few tools. It's a great weekend project.

Hanging Tool Cabinet
Popular Woodworking

Hanging Tool Cabinet

Use the same techniques you used for the Shaker Hanging Cabinet to build this simple, wall-mounted tool cabinet.

Shaker Hanging Cabinet
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Shaker Hanging Cabinet

This cabinet is a good lesson in rabbet joinery, wood selection, wood movement and fitting a door.

Pattern Cutting on the Table Saw
Popular Woodworking

Pattern Cutting on the Table Saw

This simple jig is a huge helper.

Bench Deadman
Popular Woodworking

Bench Deadman

For less than $10, add a sliding deadman to a workbench.

Pennsylvania Spice Box Part II: Inlay Door with a Router
Boxes

Pennsylvania Spice Box Part II: Inlay Door with a Router

The complimentary plan for the Pennsylvania spice box.

Gustav Stickley Poppy Table
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Gustav Stickley Poppy Table

This small tea table was originally made more than 100 years ago.

Shaker Workbench
Popular Woodworking

Shaker Workbench

Great looks and function combine in this bench.

Lingerie Chest
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Lingerie Chest

Showcase your skills with this traditionally styled tall dresser.