Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture

A Splintered History of Wood

Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale

Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion

Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

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A Shout out to WOODCRAFT magazine (for shouting out the kids' furniture book)

Check out the Feb/March 2019 issue of Woodcraft magazine. Great link on their website to free plans for building the Cheery Cherry toy chest from "Building Unique and Unusual Kids' Furniture" book.  More great articles on "Router Table Trickery," "A Hacker's Guide to Hand Planes" and more


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Wine for Two

Your very own tabletop butler. A great way to use leftover wood—and a great gift you can make in less than an hour. (From Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects)

"Houdini" levitating wine bottle holder

This may perhaps be the simplest gift project of all time. You need 1 x 6 x 12" board, drill, jigsaw and about 1/2 hour of time (maybe a little more on your first one.) Instead of giving just a bottle of wine, give a magical bottle!