March 2017Issue Number: 245
Nothing beats the razor-fine line for dead-on accuracy in woodworking, and a marking knife gives you that precision. For this project, you'll buy the blade and then wrap it with a pair of dazzling hardwoods. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Furniture made from slabs of wood with natural edges still intact has a soulful, sculptural quality, thanks largely to the handiwork of Mother Nature. And creating projects with waterfall joints—a miter joint with the continuous-grain appearance of water going over a falls—only adds to the beauty.
This contemporary bench goes anywhere inside or outside of your home. It has only four different parts, and easily goes together in just a weekend, so no matter your skills or time constraints, this seat can’t be beat! Plan available in the WOOD Store.
Although it requires imagination (and some mouth-made motor noises) to get this aircraft off the ground, it shares many moving parts with its real-world counterpart. The rotors spin and fold in for easy storage. A drop-down rear door provides access to a spacious cargo bay. And rolling landing gear enables tabletop maneuvers. Plan available in WOOD Store.
Build this bar as shown, or size it to fit your needs by adding or eliminating cabinets or by changing their width. Then construct the bar front and top to fit. When including a refrigerator, purchase it before you get started to make sure you allow enough under-counter space. Plan available in the WOOD Store.