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A-cut-above Bookends Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories Gifts & Decorations Scrollsaw, Carving, & Decorative Projects
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These bookends only look like they'll cut down on your reading. The clever optical illusion makes this project lots of fun, but it has a serious side, too. With a few simple alterations, the handle serves as a full-size saw-handle replacement. And with less than four board feet of lumber, it has big visual impact at a low cost. We'll even add convenience to the mix with a kit of pre-thicknessed wood'enough wood to complete one set of bookends.Featured in WOOD Issue 228, October 2014 ...

Music-Boosting Mobile-Electronics Amplifier Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories
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Just slip your smartphone or mobile music player (speaker down) into the amplifier's base for noticeably louder and clearer sound. Paying homage to the gramophones of old, this passive amplifier is a fun and easy project, a great conversation piece, and the perfect gift for the gadget geek in your life.Featured in WOOD Issue 225, May 2014 ...

Book Stand/Tablet Holder Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories
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Cookbooks in the kitchen, thrillers on the nightstand, reference books in the library—this handsome book stand handles them all, even marking your place without damaging the spine. Or, if your household is a little more high-tech, a simple modification turns it into an iPad stand.Featured in WOOD Issue 223, December/January 2013/2014 ...

Paper-clip Caddy Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories
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Mysteriously, metal paper clips cling to the top of this wood turning. The secret, of course is a rare-earth magnet tucked away just below the domed top. With a cleverly hidden and nearly invisible joint, friends and coworkers will wonder how you got the magnet in there.Featured in WOOD Issue 217, March 2013 ...

Build-to-Suit Study Desk Woodworking Plan, Furniture Desks
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Two base arrangements with the same footprint—a front-facing pedestal and a side-facing bookcase—let you customize this desk to fit your space. Biscuit joinery and edge-banded plywood simplify this project and lend it a modern style that will look equally at home in the den and the dorm room. As a bonus, this article includes tips for inexpensive and easy spray-finishing.Featured in WOOD Issue 217, March 2013 ...

Cool-as-Marble Business Card Holder Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories
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With a few exotic scraps and a marble, you can build this eye-catching desk accent. We used zebrawood and wenge on our holder, but any two contrasting species will make this holder stand out on a desktop.Featured in WOOD Issue 215, November 2012 ...

Have-it-your-way Bookcases Woodworking Plan, Furniture Bookcases & Shelving
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Though distinctly different, these three bookcases share a common carcase. The classic cherry version includes a door, the maple country bookcase rests on feet; and the oak version has a profiled base and a plywood back instead of slats.Featured in WOOD Issue 210, March 2012 ...

Knockdown Wall Desk Woodworking Plan, Furniture Desks
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While browsing in a furniture store for a small desk for his wife, reader Joel Rupert, found inspiration when he spied a ladder-type bookcase. He modified the design with only two upper shelves and a desk-height worksurface perfect for a laptop computer. Knockdown fasteners securely hold the desk together, and allow quick disassembly for storage or transport.Overall dimensions: 33" wide x 24" deep by 73" high.Featured in WOOD Issue 207, October 2011 ...

"Loads" of Fun Trebuchet Woodworking Plan, Toys & Kids Furniture
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Trebuchet Trivia. A trebuchet (pronounced treb-you-SHET) was a medieval device used to hurl large stones and other heavy projectiles at enemy fortifications. Using the mechanical advantage of a counterweight to rotate an arm, the device could heave objects up to 350 pounds at high speed and hundreds of feet. The projectile was placed into a sling that was pulled along the platform. When released, the sling and arm rapidly rotated to the vertical position, where one end of the sling came free,...

Barristers Bookcase Woodworking Plan, Furniture Bookcases & Shelving
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Our twist on this classic project includes a drawer at the bottom to keep hanging files close at hand. Even full loaded, it rolls in and out easily on heavy-duty slides. The drawer box joiner requires just a single setup on the tablesaw explained within this plan. As an option, we'll show you how to install a mortised lock in the bottom drawer. Overall dimensions are 35" wide by 16" deep by 49" high.Featured in WOOD Issue 195, December/January 2009/2010 ...

Collectors Magazine File Woodworking Plan, Gifts & Decorations Office Accessories Gifts & Decorations Boxes & Baskets
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Show off your collection and your woodworking skills in this class magazine file. Each file holds 16 issues of WOOD Magazine. Use your favorite wood species to contrast with the maple sides, or choose a variety of species—one for each file you build.Featured in WOOD Issue 193, October 2009 ...

Drop Front Desk Woodworking Plan, Furniture Desks
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With its compact footprint, this desk serves as a perfect computer workstation in the kitchen or bedroom. The handsome frame-and-panel case will be a focal point wherever you put it. Create striking panels like the one on the desk's door by just gluing veneer to MDF—no-vacuum veneer bags or special equipment required. Included with this plan is the accompanying article on Very Easy Veneering. Or, simply skip the veneering and use cherry plywood. Overall dimensions: 24" wide by 16" deep...