Table of Contents - Woodsmith Magazine

Table of Contents

Woodsmith No. 108


Feature Project

6 / Classic Cherry Bed

Individual hardwood slats mortised onto a curved top rail are just one of the features that make this elegant project an interesting challenge to build.

Woodworking Technique

15 / Routing Through Mortises

Our step-by-step instructions will show you how to cut perfect through mortises quickly and accurately. The secret is to use your router and a simple shop-made jig.

Children's Project

20 / Children's Bookcase

This easy-to-build project features solid wood construction and a unique shelf system. There are three shelves that can lie flat or tilt back to “cradle” the books.

Small Project

24 / Wood Pens

Turning your own wood pens is a great way to use up small scraps of wood. And by using our step-by-step instructions and simple turning jig for the drill press, you don’t even need a lathe.

Weekend Project

28 / Mantel Clock

From built-up moldings to a handy pull-out drawer, this project packs a lot of woodworking in a small package. But best of all, we kept the design simple enough so that you can build this clock from start to finish over a weekend.

Woodworking Materials

33 / Maple

Here’s a look at several different types of figured maple — and some tips on working with this special wood.


4 / Tips & Techniques
18 / Shop Notes
26 / Talking Shop
34 / Reader's Jig

Last Look

36 / Final Details