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The Top 10 Woodworking Projects

If you have some free time on your hands or just want to create something new, check out these complete plans for 10 great DIY wood projects. Learn how to make an Adirondack chair, a love seat, a painting bench and lots of other projects.

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How to Make an Adirondack Chair and Love Seat

How to Make an Adirondack Chair and Love Seat

This Adirondack chair and matching love seat are designed for outdoor comfort. It's one of the wood projects designed for easy assembly, so that a novice can build them. And you can build them from inexpensive, durable wood that, once stained, looks beautiful. Learn how to make an Adirondack Chair and Love Seat.

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Build a Painting BenchThe Family Handyman

Build a Painting Bench

Build this light, but strong bench in about four hours. It's one of the woodworking crafts projects with multiple purposes. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting. This bench, which costs less than $20 to make, is great for taking a break while completing long painting jobs. It's one pro painter's favorite tool! Learn how to build a Painting Bench.

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Basket StandFamily Handyman

Basket Stand

The secret to this handsome, durable basket stand is a biscuit joiner, which creates super-tough joints without metal fasteners or exposed wood dowels. It's an easier item to complete out of the woodworking crafts woodshop projects. Learn how to build a basket stand.

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Entryway Storage and OrganizerFamily Handyman

Entryway Storage and Organizer

Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area. It's a handsome organizer that you can build in a day.

Learn how to build an Entryway Storage and Organizer.

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Build a Box With a Band SawFamily Handyman

Build a Box With a Band Saw

Make a nice little jewelry or knick-knack box from a block of wood and your band saw. You can cut it out in minutes and finish it in an hour.

Learn how to build a Box With a Band Saw.

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Simple Storage CabinetThe Family Handyman

Simple Storage Cabinet

This wall-mounted storage cabinet is designed with simple joints and attractive, classic details. You can make it in just a few hours with a table saw and a drill. Learn how to build a Simple Storage Cabinet.

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Garden BenchFamily Handyman

Garden Bench

Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

Learn how to build a Garden Bench.

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DVD Wall CabinetFamily Handyman

DVD Wall Cabinet

Do you have DVDs scattered all over the room? We offer this handsome cabinet as one solution to the clutter. As shown, the cabinet is 42 in. wide and holds about 60 DVD cases. Go ahead and expand or shrink the width to better hold your collection or to fit a particular spot on the wall. The construction techniques will be the same no matter the width. Pull out your table saw and we'll show you how to build a simple, sturdy wall-mount cabinet for your CDs and DVDs. Learn how to build a DVD Wall Cabinet.

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Sleek and Simple Coat and Hat RackFamily Handyman

Sleek and Simple Coat and Hat Rack

Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour. Use the types of hooks that fit the items you want to hang.

Learn how to build a Sleek and Simple Coat and Hat Rack.

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3 Projects from Upcycled CabinetsThe Family Handyman

3 Projects from Upcycled Cabinets

Looking for inexpensive DIY furniture plans? These three projects will show you how to turn stock kitchen cabinets into a TV stand, a storage cabinet and an entry bench. Learn how to build all 3 Projects from Upcycled Cabinets.