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Arts and Crafts Side Chair

This Arts and Crafts style chair fits comfortably in a dining room or a library. The upholstered, deep seat and curved back rest contribute to the comfort of the chair. With its coopered back splat and angled joinery, it offers plenty of construction challenges, but a variety of jigs and templates help you to handle the curves and angles. With the templates and detailed instructions provided, ...

Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Country Pine Hutch Plan

Build a future heirloom from these printed plans. If you appreciate the subtle beauty of handcrafted furniture, you’ll love building your own version of our Country Pine Hutch with this printed plan and helpful companion article from Fine Woodworking magazine. Traditional Design. With its open top and decorative side cutouts, this classic cabinet traces its design roots back to the 17th century. ...

Fine Woodworking's A Workbench 30 Years in the Making Plan

With its large top, solid base, and multiple ways to hold work, this bench incorporates 30 years of woodworking experience. That's because Garrett Hack has been thinking about what he'd put into a new workbench almost since he built his first one. This version has a beefy trestle-style base constructed with mortise-and-tenon joints, a sturdy tongue-and-groove top with big breadboard ends, and ...

Fine Woodworking's Adirondack Chair Plan

Unlike many others of its type, this version of the quintessentially American outdoor chair has a curved seat and back for added comfort. It is also lightweight, so your back shouldn't suffer as you move it around the yard. Assembled with screws, this version has step by step instructions for assembling the seat, back, side, and leg assemblies. Once completed and given a good coat of finish, it ...

Fine Woodworking's Adjustable Work Stand Plan

This stand really delivers. If you're looking for a versatile, sturdy shop helper, then this support stand will fit the bill. You can start it using any scrap hardwood for the parts, and the design can evolve with your skills by adding auxiliary tops for versatility. Simple joinery, smooth action. Assembled with dadoes, screws, and biscuits, this support stand has a broad, stable base and an ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts & Crafts Sideboard Plan

Build an Arts & Crafts sideboard sized for today’s homes with this printed plan. Designed by Arts & Crafts expert Gregory Paolini, this sideboard is a scaled-down version of the venerable pieces that inspired it. So it fits nicely in dining areas that are smaller than the formal dining rooms of yesteryear. Designed in the true spirit of Arts & Crafts. True to form, this sideboard is made of ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Bed Plan

Building a bed requires working in a large scale, but this project breaks the job into several parts, making planning and assembly more manageable. Build from the outside in: posts and long rails first, then vertical pieces, and then center rails. This approach allows you to dry-fit the piece to get true dimensions for the internal members. Also included are directions for building a router jig ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Book Rack Plan

Gregory Paolini modeled this book rack after the Gustav Stickley's No. 74 book rack -- with its short design, V-shaped shelves, and D-shaped handholds. But Paolini also made the design his own, replacing wedged tenons with simple through-tenons, adding a shelf, and tapering the end panels for a look reminiscent of the Roycroft designs he loves. Paolini uses a router template to lay out and cut ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Bookcase Plan

This classic bookcase is an updated version of a traditional Arts and Crafts piece. A quick and approachable project, it employs floating tenons and router-cut mortises. The back is shiplapped, resawn from 4/4 stock. The shelves are all removable, and the case is stabilized by adjustable levelers so it can safely hold a full load of books. SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate FINISHED SIZE: 12 1/2 ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Coffee Table Plan

Arts and Craft style is noteworthy for its honest, elegant, exposed joinery. This project incorporates design elements and building techniques that showcase four decorative joints: through-tenons, gridwork, half-lap joints, and breadboard ends. Using a coffee table as an example, step-by-step instructions show how to incorporate these elements into tables of almost any size. SKILL LEVEL: ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Desk and Wall Cabinet Plan

Styled after a well-known English Arts & Crafts manufacturer’s work, this desk incorporates the signature square, flared feet and curved front aprons of the Harris Lebus firm. The wall mounted gallery is a perfect complement, incorporating Lebus’s signature crown, with its dramatic bevels and exaggerated overhangs. The curved front apron is created with a mix of hand and power tools; the joinery ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Desk Plan

This project provides a fast and strong method for building a table with drawers. The secret is frames that go over and under the drawers and are attached to pre-assembled ends. The best boards go on top and are glued up first. Then you simply assemble the ends, attach the frames and shelf, and install drawer glides. You'll find detailed instructions on the table end glue-up, the shelf and ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Display Case Plan

With its quartersawn oak, exposed joinery, fumed finish, and handhammered hardware, this case piece would not be out of place in an antique Stickley catalog. The through-mortises are a critical feature of the design. The leaded-glass doors are a typical Arts and Crafts detail, too. Also, the parts are varied in thickness: The sides are a full inch thick, the top and bottom are 7/8 in. thick, and ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Side Table Plan

Inspired by the designs of Gustav Stickley, this small table has pegged through-tenons that join the lower stretchers to the legs. This is a relatively simple project that uses little material and can be built with common hand tools and machines. Much of its beauty lies in the simplicity of its design and the precision of its joinery. With slight changes in size, this table can be used in many ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Sofa Table Plan

Build an Arts and Crafts sofa table with exceptional details, including a unique steel stretcher system, quartersawn legs, double mortise-and-tenon joinery, and breadboard ends. Step-by-step explanation of the building process, detailed project plans, and information on how to find a blacksmith to produce the steel stretchers will help you build a unique piece of furniture that won't obscure ...