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A Plan is Just a Starting Point

Modified TV Cabinet Plan: A plan is just a starting point Tony B., one of our woodworking com-padres sent me this picture of the television cabinet he built from plan #029. As I’ve always believed a plan is just a starting point when it comes to woodworking. Everyone has their own ideas and needs of […]

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Home Renovation Ideas: Make your home stunning!

 4 ideas to revamp your staircase Having a specific stunning feature in your home can be a great unique selling point, add value to your home and impress guests and visitors. A great feature to focus on is the staircase. A well-created staircase can become a real focus point in your home and make the […]

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Top 50 Woodworking Sites

3D Woodworking Plans The Top 50 Woodworking Blogs It’s an honor to be mentioned with the names on this list. Save Save Save Save Save

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Brian’s Original Queen Bed Build Project

Brian the artist/ woodworker from New Orleans, was good enough to share photos and a stop motion video of his build for plan #111, the Original Queen Bed Project. Being the clever artist/ woodworker that he is, came up with a brilliant idea to support the headrest. The modified design lets a person lean back […]

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Amazing Craftsmanship

Talk about mechanical marvels…..this is beautiful, amazing and spectacular. It is hard to imagine how the artist did this. A 240 year old doll that can write; a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. This 4 minute clip will fascinate just about all the engineers, artists, clock makers, doll makers, computer programmers, want to be inventors, […]

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Turns by Ben Proudfoot

A Re-print from Fine Woodworking Ben Proudfoot has done it again. Once in a long while a craftsman’s world is illuminated with such sympathy and perceptiveness that work you thought you understood rings with far deeper meaning. That was the effect for me of watching Turns, the new short documentary about the wonderful Nova Scotia-based […]

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John K’s Billiard Chair

 John sent me these pictures of the billiard chair he built using plan #059 as a starting point. John made a few changes that  he felt worked better with this piece and suited his particular needs better. I don’t think I have ever build a project from a plan that  I haven’t modified (sometimes unintentional) […]

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Unbelieveable Craftsmanship

The Roentgens are known for furniture that was so over the top it makes your brain hurt. David in particular was so accomplished, he soon caught the eye of Marie Antoinette, who would eventually become one of his greatest patrons.As you watch the French monarch’s miniature produce music, keep in mind the fact that this […]

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Modified Bookcase

Ron M purchased plan #035 recently and has just sent me pictures of his finished modified bookcase. Ron took the basic bookcase cabinet and adapted it to suit his (and his wife’s) needs. Plans really are just a starting point for your own creativity. Ron and his wife didn’t need a bookcase but they did […]

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Shawn’s Corner Cabinet

Shawn sent me a picture of the corner cabinet he is currently building. This cabinet according to Shawn is his first project, pretty amazing work for a first furniture piece. Shawn, like a lot of us is a weekend woodworker, however he promises to send more photos as he finishes off the cabinet. Here’s what […]