Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Historic Collection of Woodworking Projects Now Available

June 25th, 2012 by
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Today's Woodworker  Complete Collection CD

Here at Woodworker’s Journal, we’ve been digging deep in our archives to put together our largest collection to date of almost-forgotten projects, articles, tips, techniques and wood science. But the archives where we’ve been digging aren’t exactly Woodworker’s Journal archives — at least, not really. Confused?

Longtime readers may remember when two different magazines — Woodworker’s Journal and Today’s Woodworker — combined into the publication you know today as Woodworker’s Journal. Once that happened, Today’s Woodworker ceased publication.

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Maggie Lu’s Little Dresser

February 20th, 2012 by
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dresser fullAs our eZine readers are likely aware, I recently made a youth-sized dresser for my first grandchild. I got into the project late in the pregnancy, because our large extended family had been searching yard sales and antique stores for an appropriate vintage dresser. We felt certain that the perfect piece would come along at the right price, but in this we were mistaken.

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Roads and Fences: How Adventurous Are You?

January 9th, 2012 by
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In a recent issue of our eZine, a reader wrote in to get some advice about building a chair. His question was rather specific, regarding the correct splay of the legs to maximize stability and strength. Tim Inman, an expert woodworker and finisher (and a wealth of helpful information!) and yours truly tried to offer this fellow some advice. Our answers took decidedly different approaches to a larger and broader topic of building chairs.

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Mendocino Tripping

September 23rd, 2011 by
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My wife and I took a little trip up the California coast recently, and ended up staying in Little River, a don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it minor berg just south of Mendocino. Our intention was to get away from the day-to-day stuff, and just relax, do some light hiking, sightseeing, and take in a few golden sunsets.

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Apothecary Cabinet

May 13th, 2011 by
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This stunning piece showcases some beautiful stock, wonderful details, and spot-on hardware selection.

I have attached pictures of  an apothecary cabinet I just completed.  The primary wood is bubinga.  The internal wood is baltic birch.  Drawer face fronts are 2″ x 3 5/8″.  The Chinese characters are handcarved into the face fronts and filled with Rockler’s wonder wood filler.  Finish is danish oil and General Finishes satin poly blend. The bottom cabinet is lined with Chinese calligraphy.

- Robert Topness

Click here to see this great project!

Pivot-Hinge End Table

December 4th, 2009 by
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Here’s a couple of pictures of a corner table I made -
Cherry, tiger maple, birch burl.
Les Thede, Ada, OH

These photos of a unique pivot-hinge end table come from Les Thede of Ada, OH

Here’s a couple of pictures of a corner table I made: Cherry, tiger maple, birch burl.

Have you got a project you’d like to share?  Click here to send it in!

Matt Becker
Content Coordinator

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Queen Anne Dressing Table & Chair

November 30th, 2009 by
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Here is the picture of a little Queen Ann Dressing Table and Chair that I made for my Granddaughter. It is made from Walnut Wood with a Tung Oil Finish.
Hope you like

Charles R.

Jenkins

From reader Charles R. Jenkins:

Here is the picture of a little Queen Ann Dressing Table and Chair that I made for my Granddaughter. It is made from Walnut Wood with a Tung Oil Finish.

We’re always looking for more submissions, so click here to send in some of your own!

Matt Becker
Content Coordinator

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What’s Your Style?

September 25th, 2009 by
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I built this Arts & Crafts-inspired Wine Cabinet back in 2003 for the August issue.

I built this Arts & Crafts-inspired Wine Cabinet back in 2003 for the August issue.

What’s your favorite furniture style? What’s your least favorite? Funny how a couple simple questions can get a guy thinking…

The other day I was browsing the forums of woodworking.com and ran across an interesting thread discussing this topic:

http://www.woodworking.com/
dcforum/DCForumID8/16138.html

We’ve all got our favorites, I’m sure. Mission and Shaker prompted the most lively responses. Some folks love these two styles, while others clearly don’t. Personally, I’m a fan of both. I like furniture that accentuates wood more than ornamentation, so Mission resonates well with me.

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Fresh Perspectives

August 31st, 2009 by
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kidartLately, my third-grade daughter’s pencil drawings are making me wonder if woodworking could be a genetic trait.

When I was her age, I was drawing Peanuts characters, spaceships and some really scary monsters—at least in my estimation. My kiddo Barrett, on the other hand, is drawing tables and chairs these days…in three dimensions, no less! She draws lots of other things too. There are still plenty of puppy and kitty pictures intermingled with her furniture stuff, but tables and chairs are definitely on her mind.

You can just imagine how that goes over with her woodworking father!

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