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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.

Sliding Dovetails
Jigs & Fixtures

Sliding Dovetails

Two router bits with template guides and a shop-made jig make three variations of this joint a snap.

Isaac Youngs' Wall Clock
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Isaac Youngs' Wall Clock

Modern CAD software helps restore the look of this 164-year-old classic Shaker design.

Drawer Slide Basics
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Drawer Slide Basics

Installing drawer slides can be a scary process, but with a few tips you'll be hanging drawers with the best of them.

Arts & Crafts Bookcase
Furniture Projects

Arts & Crafts Bookcase

Store a small library in this turn-of-the-century reproduction.

Simple Divided-light Glass Doors
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Simple Divided-light Glass Doors

Here's the easiest and smartest way to add mullions, muntins and glass panes to any door.

Miter Saw Stand
Popular Woodworking

Miter Saw Stand

Complete instruction for building a rolling miter saw station with fold-up wings and on-board dust collection.

Asian Coffee Table
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Asian Coffee Table

A simple design that holds a surprisingly large number of books and magazine.

Folding Plant Stand
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Folding Plant Stand

Less than one sheet of plywood and a long afternoon are all you need to build a functional and foldable floral display.

Leaning Shelves
Furniture Projects

Leaning Shelves

There are lots of companies making cheap leaning shelf systems, but they are not made to high standards of a woodworker. That is why we have designed this little storage unit.

Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair
Patio Furniture

Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair

Former Popular Woodworking editor Steve Shanesy builds an Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop.

Pegged Shoe Rack
Furniture Projects

Pegged Shoe Rack

Get your shoes organized with this little rack that can be built without nails or screws.

Japanese Garden Bench
Patio Furniture

Japanese Garden Bench

Building this garden bench could not be any easier. The only materials you will need are a few screws and some 2 x 4s.