Easy Pirate Chest

Masonry nails and two XXL leather belts impart the ‘arghh!’ in this build. Don’t let the curved top of this “pirate chest” scare you. It’s a lot less tricky than it may appear – and it’s [...]

Contemporary Side Table

Simply change the ‘drawer’ and finish to change the look of this easy piece. The first step in building this contemporary side table is to go shopping for the basket that serves as a drawer – [...]

OmniSquare Multi-function Layout Tool

Tool: The Original OmniSquare Shop Now   Manufacturer: Omni Tool Works MSRP: $29.95 This clever and inexpensive milled aluminum square functions as a try square, miter square, bevel square, [...]

Medicine Cabinet

A slick technique makes the divided-light door a snap. In 2008, I built a contemporary maple chimney cupboard to hold towels in my bathroom. Eight years on, I decided it was time for a matching [...]

Shaker-inspired Step Stool

Don’t let the panel glue-up scare you. This step stool (useful in just about any room of the house) is easy to build, using pocket screws as clamps and to add strength.

Oneida Dust-Free Router Hood

This respiration-protection attachment lives up to the claim of its name. Tool: Dust-Free Router Hood Shop Now  Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP:$34.95 While I appreciate the versatility and power [...]

Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon Vise Review

This well-machined workholding device is easy to assemble and is solid. Tool: Moxon Vise Kit Shop Now  Manufacturer: Lake Erie Toolworks MSRP: $209 Sure, you can make your own double [...]

Easy Shaker Carry Box

Notched and nailed joints add visual interest to this simple project. This form is typically called a Shaker silverware tray – but it comes in handy for ferrying all sorts of things hither and [...]

Shenandoah Toolworks Birdcage Awl

Tool: Birdcage Awl Shop Now  Manufacturer: Shenandoah Toolworks MSRP: $59.99 If you’re in the market for a birdcage awl, this Shenandoah Tool Works version offers a stylish twist – that is, [...]

Knew Concepts Titanium Fretsaw Review

The truss system of the spine looks curious, but it works gangbusters. Tool: 5″ Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw Shop Now  Manufacturer: Knew Concepts MSRP: $235 (includes saw and Pegas #7 [...]

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