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Woodworking Slideshows from WOOD Magazine

See how we build projects featured in the magazine, plus other great ideas for your woodworking projects.

When you're ready to apply your newfound SketchUp skills to designing woodworking projects, follow along as we show how to build the napkin holder from the March 2009 issue (189) of WOOD magazine.

The finished low oak entertainment center supports a large set at the right height for viewing, holds A/V components and DVDs, and looks marvelous at the same time.

Entertainment Trio

You don't need a dream shop to build this handsome project; a few basic power tools and easy-to-find materials will do.

solid oak bookcase

It's your call which version of this handsome cabinet to build: One displays your hunting rifles and shotguns, and the other showcases glassware or collectibles.

display cabinet

Whether you need mobile storage or a steady work surface, this portable helper with its fold-out extension perfectly suits a space-squeezed workshop.

shop cart workbench

Workshop pictures presented by our WOOD magazine readers.

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This project completes the patio suite that started with the outdoor Bistro Table in issue 177 (July 2007) and continued with the Bistro Stool in issue 178 (September 2007). You'll find that it employs the same simple and sturdy construction, making it a perfect weekend endeavor.

Outdoor Server/Bar

Talk about comfy! This chair's contoured seat and perfect balance will keep you rockin' for a lifetime. Its straightforward construction requires no tricky or angled joints - just 90 degree joints held together with screws, dowels, and round tenons in drilled mortises.

classic rocker

Talk about rearranging the furniture! Square 'em up or string 'em along. These easy-to-build tables reconfigure on a whim, or as your space changes.

sectional tables

Big enough for six, or small enough for two, this table expands to fill a dining room or shrinks into the cozy confines of a breakfast nook.

Drop-Leaf Table Woodworking Plan

This super-flexible system transforms to meet your needs, big or small. Add, subtract, or reconfigure as your needs change. Shown here are just four of the endless possibilities.

shuffle stack cabinets

Timeless styling and mail-order legs make this a project you and generations to come will appreciate.

classic country oak hutch

Roll into place an extra worksurface with plenty of handy storage below it with this easy-to-build, mobile cabinet. Home office, kitchen, and workshop are just a few places you'll appreciate this hardworking helper. We'll show you step-by-step how to build the oak home version, and fill you in on simple modifications for the shop cart.

home storage cart

How to build a mission bookcase

mission bookcase

You can alter the look of a project simply by changing a few details. Essential to transforming this project from a traditional to a contemporary look are the metal feet.

Adjustable chrome leg

Here's a practical way to keep all your sports gear organized in sturdy cabinets.

storage bins

Save valuable bench space by storing your benchtop tools vertically on trays in a roll around cabinet. The matching tool base makes a perfect mobile workstation. Build one or more of each.

Bench-tool system

Follow along with these photographs for pointers on how to assemble the cradle.

Heirloom Cradle with Storage Box Woodworking Plan

Watch the assembly of this through-mortises project the using eye-catching joints that feature keys and wedges.

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