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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.

Pinhole Camera
Boxes

Pinhole Camera

If you'd like to practice your woodworking skills and take a trip back to a simpler age, this pinhole camera kit will provide both.

Skansen Bench
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Skansen Bench

Part of our I Can Do That project collection, this bench is based on a Swedish antique. It uses through mortise-and-tenon construction to produce a solid bench that will withstand both children and time!

Greene & Greene Garden Table
Patio Furniture

Greene & Greene Garden Table

Made from mahogany, this table screams Greene & Greene design details!

Prairie Spindle Chair
Bird Houses & Feeders

Prairie Spindle Chair

Many Arts & Crafts enthusiasts consider the cube chair the stylistic peak of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Military Writing Desk
Popular Woodworking

Military Writing Desk

This ingenious box from the early 1800s folds open to reveal a leather surface that's ideal for writing letters.

Butler Tray Table
Popular Woodworking

Butler Tray Table

Nothing says "classy" like bringing out a full tea service on a tray table.

Benjamin Seaton's Tool Chest
Popular Woodworking

Benjamin Seaton's Tool Chest

Build this 18th century tool chest with guidance from Christopher Schwarz.

Barrister Bookcases
Furniture Projects

Barrister Bookcases

Traditionally, these stackable bookcases were used in the offices of lawyers and politicians.

Arts and Crafts Mantel Clock
Popular Woodworking

Arts and Crafts Mantel Clock

This Arts & Crafts inspired mantel clock will quickly become the focus of attention on your mantel.

English Layout Square
Popular Woodworking

English Layout Square

Wooden layout tools can be superior to metal ones. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and as accurate as woodworking requires.

Cottage Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Cottage Birdhouse

Yes, birds will certainly live in this house, but let's face it, the design is mostly for your enjoyment.

Camera Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Camera Birdhouse

Whimsical and creative, this birdhouse might be more fun for you than for the birds!