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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.

Moxon's Bench Vice
Popular Woodworking

Moxon's Bench Vice

This double-screw bench vise can be affixed to the front of a workbench, raising the work to a comfortable height.

Old Plane Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Old Plane Birdhouse

Here’s a clever birdhouse design based on a 14” jackplane.

Bible Inlay Box
Gifts & Accessories

Bible Inlay Box

Practice several basic woodworking techniques when you build this inlaid box.

Twister Jewelry Box
Gifts & Accessories

Twister Jewelry Box

Use this easy to make band-sawed box to store jewelry or other little trinkets.

Floating Shelves
Furniture Projects

Floating Shelves

Learn to wrap the grain around a miter joint.

Benjamin Young's Tall Clock
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Benjamin Young's Tall Clock

This article explains how to construct a reproduction of Benjamin Youngs' famous tall Shaker clock.

Simple & Fast Rabbeted Drawers
Popular Woodworking

Simple & Fast Rabbeted Drawers

Without a doubt, this is as easy as it gets

Make Your First Cabriole Legs
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Make Your First Cabriole Legs

Learn to create this classic furniture detail using a template, a band saw and a little lathe work.

Tile Trivet
Boxes

Tile Trivet

Keep the heat off your table while warming up your joinery skills.

Greene & Greene Medicine Cabinet
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Greene & Greene Medicine Cabinet

Originally designed for the Gamble house a century ago by Charles and Henry Greene, this small cabinet is worthy of a prominent place in any home.

Shaker Stepback
Accent Tables & Cabinets

Shaker Stepback

Don't let the size of this project put you off.

A Tailored Tea Table
Accent Tables & Cabinets

A Tailored Tea Table

A traditional tea table in exquisitely finished tiger Maple.