This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …

This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …

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Build Your Own French Doors Traditional joinery and stave construction make these doors stable and durable. by Brad Holden Let that sunlight in, enjoy the view, and make a grand entrance! French doors are simply doors with windows from top to bottom. Building a set of French doors involves milling many parts and some careful upfront planning. In this story, I’ll walk you through the whole process. First of all, …

Build Your Own French Doors Traditional joinery and stave construction make these doors stable and durable. by Brad Holden Let that sunlight in, enjoy the view, and make a grand entrance! French doors are simply doors with windows from top to bottom. Building a set of French doors involves milling many parts and some careful upfront planning. In this story, I’ll walk you through the whole process. First of all, …

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You don't need much to master the art of the DIY jewelry box! Basic stained wood and felt will do the trick: here's a free tutorial.
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10 Easy Ways to Add Roll-Outs by Brad Holden Roll-out shelving is one of the most popular features  of new kitchen cabinets. Mounted on standard drawer slides, these shelves give you easier access to boxes, jars and kitchenware. You can easily add roll-outs to existing cabinets as well. If you do, take three things into account: First, determine whether you must build out the inside of the cabinet so the …

10 Easy Ways to Add Roll-Outs by Brad Holden Roll-out shelving is one of the most popular features of new kitchen cabinets. Mounted on standard drawer slides, these shelves give you easier access to boxes, jars and kitchenware. You can easily add roll-outs to existing cabinets as well. If you do, take three things into account: First, determine whether you must build out the inside of the cabinet so the …

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Build a Recurve Bow By David Radtke I got my first bow for my fourth birthday. It was plastic and thank heavens the arrows had rubber tips because everything within a 30-ft. radius was fair game. These days I exercise better judgement and only shoot at designated archery targets, but my fascination with this ancient technology is as strong as ever. Several years ago I built my own wood and …

Build a Recurve Bow By David Radtke I got my first bow for my fourth birthday. It was plastic and thank heavens the arrows had rubber tips because everything within a 30-ft. radius was fair game. These days I exercise better judgement and only shoot at designated archery targets, but my fascination with this ancient technology is as strong as ever. Several years ago I built my own wood and …

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