Shop-tested expert advice for woodworkers on how to build 50 attractive and functional woodworking projects for every room in your home! This ultimate collection of functional & attractive projects includes:
Great Book of Woodworking Projects: 50 Projects for Indoor Improvements and Outdoor Living from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Plans & Instructions to Improve Every Room Paperback – January 1, 2011
Magazines have one bad habit – they tend to pile up in your home and they are usually scattered around the house. On the coffee table, next to the sofa, in the kitchen, in the bedroom – you name it and there’s probably at least one magazine there! So what to do about this mess? Build this simple magazine holder, of course!
With a pencil and a protractor, divide the larger disc into 30-degree wedges to create 12 center lines for the bottle indents. Center and trace the smaller disc on top of the larger disc. Next, with a drill press, drill 3/8-in.-deep holes on the 12 center lines with the 1-7/8-in. Forstner bit, spacing them between the disc’s outer edge and the traced circle. Next, divide the smaller disc into 60-degree wedges and drill six more 3/8-in.-deep holes with the Forstner bit.
The bed, including a comfy cushion, can be built with less than $30 and you’ll need just a few basic tools – like a drill, a jigsaw, a miter saw and a few other things. The tutorial also features instructions for building the custom cushion.
With a variety of styles covering every skill-level, the Great Book of Woodworking Projects has something for everyone. Whether you want a challenging project that will beautify your home, such as a stunning Stickley chest of drawers, or you need a quick and easy project for a gift, such as a keepsake box or picture frame, you will find plans that will take a few hours or a weekend to complete.
You can also change the size and angle of the stand according to your personal taste, same goes with the finish you choose for protecting the wood. Even if you don’t have tons of experience under your belt, this tutorial is simple enough even for beginners!
Buying frames for artwork can really add up. Making your own frame from $5 pine board is a great, inexpensive alternative. This wooden frame comes together with wood glue and convenient wood joiners, and its tutorial includes instructions for DIYers with or without a miter saw.
Contrary to most woodworking projects, you don’t have strict measurements to follow because the size of the chair will solely depend on the size of the pallets you use. That gives you complete creative freedom!
The final piece looks like the one in the image below. It is loveable. As you can see in the picture, the shelves are hanging from a pulley that gives it a floating appearance. You can also alter the length of the wooden pieces to fit a particular space. The design, color and looks can also be modified to suit the surrounding area.
Here’s a traditional Swedish farm accessory for gunk-laden soles. The dimensions are not critical, but be sure the edges of the slats are fairly sharp?they’re what makes the boot scraper work. Cut slats to length, then cut triangular openings on the side of a pair of 2x2s. A radial arm saw works well for this, but a table saw or band saw will also make the cut. Trim the 2x2s to length, predrill, and use galvanized screws to attach the slats from underneath. If you prefer a boot cleaner that has brushes, check out this clever project.
This is another example of small woodwork projects that require good time and woodworking skills. This item is built using multiple wooden parts. Each part is shaped in a specific design and then all parts are attached together to make the final TV set. I have never tried building this one, mostly because I don’t own an iPhone, but also because making this item is not an easy task. By the way, it works fine with all kinds of phones.
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