Cordless Tool Station
This handy wall-hung holster stores your cordless drills, impact drivers, and nailers, while keeping accessories—especially those pesky battery chargers—contained and close at hand.
|Workbench with Wall Storage|
Two easy-to-build components—a sturdy workbench and a versatile tool-storage wall complete with custom tool racks—will make your workspace the envy of your friends. The durable MDF benchtop provides a solid, stable worksurface, and an ingenious set of blocks behind the rails turns an ordinary one-hand clamp into a vise.
|Elegant Accent Table|
Despite it’s gracefully curved leg rails and tapered legs, and wedged top, this English Arts and Crafts-style accent table is surprisingly easy to build. Our patterns and step-by-step instructions guide you to success.
|Musical Wood Blocks|
Kids will enjoy hours of excitement and musical growth tapping out tones on this easy-to-build project.
|Traditional Blanket Chest|
This cinch-to-build, budget-friendly project completes the traditional bedroom set. Guaranteed to be a family heirloom for years to come, the blanket chest shares the same simple construction methods, speeding your way to a full bedroom set.
|Architectural Shelf Brackets|
Though the ornate scrollwork on these architectural shelf brackets looks tricky, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to cut and assemble the five-layer lamination that lends them their classic carved appearance.
With just a roughing gouge, a squarenose scraper, and a parting tool you can create these eye-catching off-kilter candleholders. The secret to the out-of-the-ordinary profile is turning several cylinders on a single blank, each on a different axis. If that sounds tricky, follow along as we show you just how easy it is.
|TOOLS & TECHNIQUES|
Pocket-hole Tips & Tricks
Whether you own a pocket-hole jig or are considering buying one, these shop-won insights will help you get more from your jig.
|How to Find Affordable Lumber Near You|
If you’re tired of paying top dollar for home-center lumber wood, try these tips for saving money on local lumber.
|Shop Test: Pocket-hole Jigs|
The jigs for making pocket holes with a drill range in price from $15 to $200, so you might wonder how much jig you really need and which ones work best. We tested 10 widely available jigs to see which set themselves apart.
|Tricks and Tips for Better Built-in Cabinets|
Part furniture, part trim carpentry, built-in cabinets require that you fit square projects into an unsquare world where walls bulge, floors tilt, and ceilings slope. We shadowed two experienced makers and installers of custom cabinetry to bring you simple tips and tricks that will keep your built-in project (and your sanity) “on the bubble.”
|Must-have Cabinetmaking Tools|
From the first cut to the final knob, here are 11 tools that make building cabinets easier, faster, and more accurate.
Universal workbench base, carbide-tipped turning tools, and more.
Unvarnished: Project design ideas surround you.