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America's Best-Ever Woodworking Projects & Shop Tips 2008

America's Best-Ever Woodworking Projects & Shop Tips 2008
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WOOD® magazine's best project plans fill the pages of this pleasing collection. Larger pieces include a pine hutch, bunk beds, pendulum cradle, and hall bench, while smaller projects range from kitchen items to shelves, clocks, and photo frames. Complete and friendly step-by-step instructions guide you with photos and drawings through each project. You'll also find our best-ever shop tips and jigs for ensuring your success.

Book Size: 8 3/8 x 11"
Number of Pages: 160 plus covers

Table of Contents:

Photo Bookends
Frame favorite photos and support good reading with this pair of bookends.

Cutting Board
Build a stack of leaf-shaped boards for all the members of your family tree.

Weather Station
Add a thermometer, barometer, and hygrometer to your home.

Contemporary Jewelry Box
Contrasting woods and tapered legs will grab your attention.

Storybook Bookcase
Dollhouse and castle designs provide imaginative shelving for kids’ treasures.

Photo Storage Box
Picture this lidded box for keeping favorite photos close at hand.

Mission Nightstand
This Arts & Crafts design is perfect for the bedroom or as a side table.

Mission Finishes
Stir up a traditional Arts & Crafts finish in your shop.

Occasional Table
Build this rock-steady, 22"-diameter project that features traditional joinery.

Versatile Bookcase
Select from country, traditional, or Shaker styles for this 6½'-high case.

Architectural Clock
Bird’s-eye maple highlights the face of a classical-style timekeeper.

Blanket Chest
Frame-and-panel construction accents this functional favorite.

Kid’s Bedroom Accessories
Dolphin designs splash across a clothes rack, cabinet, and tackboard.

Collector's Shadow Box
Small treasures get top billing behind glass in this wall-hung showcase.

Hall Bench
Combine comfort and storage with straightforward joinery.

This country coatrack complements the hall bench.

Pendulum Cradle
Here’s an all-time favorite design sure to pass from generation to generation.

Crown-Molding Shelf
Create an attractive shelf from off-the-rack crown molding.

Kitchen Work Center
Build a hardworking maple top reminiscent of old-time butcher blocks.

Salad Tongs
This clever hinged design is a genuine picker-upper.

Bread Knife
Pick up this kitchen utensil and you’ll slice homemade bread to perfection.

Desktop Photo Stand
Surround a favorite photo in an Arts & Crafts frame.

Twin Beds/Bunk Beds
Build twin beds or join them together for a sturdy bunk-bed set.

Quilt Rack
Display treasured handiwork or a family heirloom on this popular project.

CD Storage Cabinet
Five-drawer cabinet accommodates up to 160 CDs from your collection.

Pine Hutch
A sideboard and upper cabinet capture a traditional country look.

Working With Pine
Try these tips for selecting and finishing white, ponderosa, and yellow pine.

Kids Activity Desk
This sturdy design will remind you of yesteryear’s school desks.

Potpourri Box
Let a scrollsawn top and screened bottom put on “scentsational” airs.


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