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Fine Woodworking's Craftsman-Style Rocker

This rocker is designed for comfort as well as style. Its wide, low stance and deep cushion take care of the comfort  part of the equation,  and the curves and angled joinery plus classic Craftsman details add plenty of style. The curved rear legs are shaped using a template, and a wedge makes cutting the angled joinery easier. With double tenons at the back and a through-mortise and tenon at ...

Knitted Farmyard

All children love a farmyard so, they're bound to enjoy these lovely little knitted farmyard characters! You'll find all their favorite animals, from cows to hens to ponies, lambs and ducks. There are also the farmers and farm workers to knit, plus a tractor, farmhouse and accessories. All the characters can be played with on the large playmat, which is also included as a pattern. The 25 ...

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Lap Desk Plan

Build a classic Shaker lap desk with this printed plan. Designed by veteran woodworker Christian Becksvoort, this charming traveling desk recreates the era when pen and ink reigned. To craft your own version, one that can house your laptop, start with a copy of the Shaker Lap Desk printed plan. This versatile lap desk provides handy storage in a classic piece that will serve you well. In this ...

Fine Woodworking's Dining Table with Two-Way Drawers Plan

Double-fronted drawers, accessible from either side, make this dining table a storage powerhouse. Built like a torsion box, the how-to is a cross between a chest of drawers and a basic table. Keep track of the joinery and work in the right order for best results. SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate FINISHED SIZE: 30 1/2" tall by 35 7/8" wide by 78 3/4" long PLAN INCLUDES: Extensive full-size and ...

Carving the Human Figure

The human figure is the most important subject in sculpture. In this practical introduction the emphasis is on carving in wood, but sculptors in other media will find it equally valuable. Male and female figures are included, plus drapery, and stylised and abstract carving. Basic human anatomy, including heads, torsos, knees and hands, is covered as well as carving whole figures.

Beginners' Upholstery Techniques

Be it a complex armchair or a simple dining chair, plenty of people find the idea of upholstering their own furniture especially daunting. Expert upholsterer and author David James guides readers through a wide range of techniques with clear, step-by-step instructions. Beginner's Upholstery Techniques contains information on tools and materials as well as a guide to choosing the right fabric. ...

Fine Woodworking's Full Size Spray Booth Plan

It’s hard to beat a sprayed finish for quickness and quality. But you need a place to spray where ventilation is not an issue and overspray from your project won’t land on walls, furniture, or cars. This shopmade spray booth is just the ticket. Modeled after a commercial cross-flow model, it’s affordable and convenient, and it will fit in the back of a garage or in your shop. It’s large enough ...

Smart Sewing: Fake Fur with Kenneth D. King

Make your own glamorous, fun, super-chic faux fur jacket! Brrr, it’s getting chilly out there, but the expert sewing techniques are hotter than hot in this DVD that teaches you everything you need to know to make a total glam fake fur jacket from start to finish. Discover how even a beginner can have success because fake fur is so forgiving. Fake fur, also known as faux fur, is a classic ...

Fine Woodworking's Triangular Side Table Plan

Inspired by the Art Deco and mid-century modern styles, this elegant and useful side table is both distinctive in its design and straightforward to make. The curved-sided, triangular shape is easy to lay out. The turned and tapered legs complement the shape of the top. Because the aprons are fully mortised into the legs without tenons, the joinery is simplified. Drawings will come in handy when ...

Fine Woodworking's Miniature Bench Plan

Make a mini-bench with this printed plan and get closer to the action.  This mini-model sits atop your regular bench, bringing your work up to a comfortable working height, so you can get closer to the task at hand. It’s just what you need for detail work, such as inlays, trimming furniture parts, and intricate carving. This miniature bench crafted by professional cabinetmaker Steve Latta is ...

Fine Woodworking's Federal Side Table Plan

With an eye towards efficient construction, this project offers tips for planning and organizing milling tasks and cutting accurate joinery. This print plan is complete with lessons on period-appropriate details like banding, stringing, cock beading, hammer veneering, and much more. A gorgeous period project loaded with fine detailing. This small table serves up great lessons on a variety of ...

Fine Woodworking's Beech Nightstand Plan

Part of the beauty of a frame-and-panel cabinet is all the steps between parts, which add shadows and detail to the piece. This small side cabinet employs frame-and-panel construction on all four sides and in the door, illustrating all the techniques required in a more complex case piece. Mortise-and-tenon joinery is used throughout, while the top rail connects to the legs with dovetails. This ...

Natural Crochet for Babies & Toddlers

Soft, luxurious natural yarns - who would want anything less for their baby or toddler? Tina Barrett shows us that ‘natural’ need not be bland with this range of funky and colorful crochet projects for babies and toddlers in Natural Crochet for Babies & Toddlers. These delightful chemical-free creations make use of beautiful yarns such as alpaca, soy silk, corn fiber, cotton, wool and ...

Fine Woodworking's Shaker Hall Table Plan

No matter where you put this table, it looks good and it fits in. The design is sturdy but looks light and attractive, thanks in large part to the splay of the turned and tapered legs, an effect that is easy to create with a few simple, angled cuts at the tablesaw. The arches on the bottom of the aprons contribute to the lighter appearance. This is a perfect project for getting acquainted with ...

Fine Woodworking's Vanity Cabinet with Mirror

Build this gorgeous piece, complete with mirror. This vanity has great proportions and simple lines, with a mirrored door that is simple to make. All the joinery is cut at the tablesaw using a dado set. The door is assembled with slip tenons, and the frame is rabbeted before assembly to ensure a perfectly square recess for the mirror. The cove molding for the cornice is cut at the tablesaw and ...