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Build These Clever Puzzle Boxes To Give As Gifts!

A Japanese Puzzle Box can be a challenge to open, but building one of these creative boxes is sure to … Read More

Building a Curly Maple Mantel Clock

You expect a large project to attract a lot of attention. But sometimes, a small weekend project, like this mantel … Read More

Build Stacking Sawhorses from A Single Sheet of Plywood

A simple system of interlocking tabs and notches makes this set of stacking sawhorses as sturdy as they are versatile. Read More

Making a Box-Jointed Tool Tray

Recently on the Woodsmith Shop, we built a classic toolbox. It features traditional details and finger-joint construction. Here, Phil shows … Read More

Make a Fishing Lure

A Woodsmith reader shares a fishing lure he made and the joy of using it to catch fish. Read More

Making a Craftsman-Style Mantel Clock

This mantel clock is small in size, but it’s sure to be big in appeal in your home. Read More

Building a Wall-Mounted Utility Shelf

This shelf isn't meant to hold every tool you own. But it’s perfect for keeping tools, hardware, and project supplies … Read More

Making A Craftsman-Style Picture Frame With No Miters! (FREE PLANS)

This picture frame is the perfect gift. Not only can you build it in an afternoon, but you can build … Read More

Building a Curved-Handle Serving Tray

Whether you use this tray to decorate your table or serve your guests, it will surely bring style and grace … Read More

Build a Cedar Planter Box with Construction Lumber!

This planter box will really show off the potted plants on your patio. It not only looks great, but it’s … Read More

Build a Simple but Elegant Garden Bench

Whether in a favorite corner of the garden or under a big shade tree, this solid outdoor bench will complement … Read More

Puzzle Boxes Make For a Fun Woodworking Challenge

A Japanese Puzzle Box can be a challenge to open, but building one of these creative boxes is sure to … Read More

Build A CNC Router For Your Own Shop!

Turn your woodworking shop into a machining, cutting, carving, and milling powerhouse with our shop-made, CNC machine. Read More