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.
Stickley Music Cabinet
This small cabinet was originally intended to store sheet music, and although times have changed, it is a nice, small-scale piece of furniture.
Southern Lady's Desk
This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South.
Masonry nails and two XXL leather belts impart the "arghh!" in this build.
Coffee With the Brethren
Coffee tables didn't exist as a furniture form until the 1920s (when they were known as cocktail tables). So while there is no true Shaker coffee table, this design works well with other Shaker-influenced furniture.
A Tapered-Leg Table
This table is designed with tapered legs for a light look, but it’s built with solid joinery.
Woodworking Essentials Chapter 5: Advanced Table Saw Joinery
This download will show you how to make woodworking joints on the table saw with and without jigs.
Tricks of the Trade: Shooting Board for Veneer
There isn’t much to this essential jig, but you’ll get a lot out of it.
Arts & Mysteries: Making & Using Sawhorses
If you are going to be doing a significant amount of sawing by hand, you are going to need to buy or build a good set of sawhorses.
Casework Construction: Doors & Drawers
Our Woodworking Essentials series continues as we show you how to select the right door and drawer for your project.