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PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (October 2012) — Boxes are part of everyday life and can be as simple or as elaborate as the builder desires. A new book from Woodcraft Magazine, 14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make, offers inspiration and building plans for woodworkers searching for unique boxes to make as gifts or for personal use. Woodcraft Supply, LLC, is the magazine’s parent company.

The 14 boxes – projects taken from the pages of the magazine’s past issues – include the Post Office Box Bank featured in the first Woodcraft Magazine that went on sale in December 2004 and two projects from Scott Phillips, host of The American Woodshop on PBS: a Country-Loving Salt Box and a Folding Shop Box.

Six projects are grouped as “great gift boxes”: Sweetheart’s Music Box, Pagoda-Style Jewelry Box, Curved-Top Veneer Box, Splined Keepsake Box, Collector’s Showcase (glass topped) and Coved Jewelry Box. In addition to Phillips’ folding box, three other projects are for the shop: Craftsman’s Toolbox, Chisel Box, and Sandpaper Storage Box. A Steak Knives & Presentation Box joins Phillips’ salt box in the home projects, while a Magic Coin Bank, like the Post Office Box Bank, is a novelty box. Construction time ranges from a day to a week.

“It’s a great value – something for everyone,” said editor-in-chief Jim Harrold. “We even included three technique stories about veneering, lining drawers with felt, and mixing and matching woods as a reference for woodworkers who build these boxes.” Harrold said readers will find 104 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions, accompanied by attractive color photos and illustrations, cut lists, and buying guides, all printed on high quality paper that makes the book a “keeper reference.”

“I am very pleased with how this book turned out,” Jody Garrett, Woodcraft president and Woodcraft Magazine publisher, said. “It showcases the magazine staff’s high quality work in yet another product, one that should appeal to woodworkers with a passion for making boxes. It is also another step in expanding the magazine’s content offering to another outlet.”

To order or learn more about 14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make, contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482.

Publication of 14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make represents both a milestone in the young magazine’s history and the beginning of a new Home Woodworker Series of books, which Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is publishing. “We are already working on the second book. The tentative title is ‘Jigs, Fixtures, and Stands,’ but that could change,” Harrold said.

When Harrold took over as editor-in-chief in June of 2007, his immediate goal was to revamp the bi-monthly publication’s format to focus on projects, techniques and products that would enrich the readers’ woodworking experience, regardless of skill level. His long-term vision was to build quality content that would lend itself to becoming plans, books, and DVDs. By mid-2008 the Woodcraft Magazine Classic® Project Plans were on sale, followed in 2010 by the Classic® Shop Plans. Project and technique downloads were also made available online. Prior to the book project, the magazine staff produced two subscription premiums using content from the magazine – 140 Tips & Tricks (50 pages) and a Home Workshop Guide (30 pages). Two other notable events: Woodcraft Magazine became available in digital format with Issue 46 (April/May 2012), and the 50th issue (Dec/Jan 2013) will go on sale in late November.

To learn more about Woodcraft Magazine visit www.woodcraftmagazine.com and www.facebook.com/woodcraftmagazine. For more information about Woodcraft, please contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482. To learn about Woodcraft franchise opportunities, call (800) 344-3348, visit www.woodcraftfranchise.com or email woodcraftfranchise@woodcraft.com.