When it comes to popular, enduring woodworking styles in the United States, one immediately comes to mind: the Shaker. Woodworking luminaries such as George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick were influenced by the Shakers, and so are many contemporary makers like Garrett Hack, C.H. Becksvoort and Thomas Moser.
For many woodworkers, Claro walnut is the connoisseur’s walnut — and it's easy to see why. Claro is a medley of subtle intermixed colors — browns, reds, black, purple, yellows — and beautiful figure.
Finishing is possibly the most gratifying part of any woodworking project — and potentially the most stressful. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into what you're making, and the pressure to get the finishing touches just right can be intense.
The way two pieces of wood fit together is a thing of beauty — and a great way to spot a quality piece of furniture. So nailing dovetail joints is a must when you're looking to up your woodworking game.
It was all about surviving in style this week on Bravo's Project Runway. The designers were tasked with making unconventional materials look cooler-than-cool, and as usual they did not disappoint. Take a cue from their outdoor adventures with these projects that are all about nature and, well, going just a little bit wild.
A while back, we looked at how a bandsaw can affect how you use and design with wood. If that didn't inspire you to buy one, this guide to choosing a bandsaw for a small woodshop should do the job.
Get creative with Jeremy Helgeson as he attempts to build something three different ways out of three different materials. Using Minecraft, LEGO, Toca Blocks, Roblox, Styrofoam, clay, popsicle sticks and cardboard, Jeremy uses his imagination to build the coolest projects you've seen.