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110 advent calendar

There’s a lot to be done in the weeks leading up to Christmas: decorating the tree, making sure the chimney is ready for Santa’s visit, and of course, counting down the days till his arrival. 

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Letters to vets 500

Helping kids write meaningful Veterans Day letters to active duty or retired service members is a simple way to celebrate this holiday. Our friend Julie at Happy Strong Home provides tips, letter writing prompts and a free printable to help kids get started! 

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110 router stocking stuffers

Be sure to include your router on your gift-giving list this year. It does a lot of hard work for you, so reward it with…well, more work. But with these accessories, you can make it work smarter, not harder.

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110 book tree

To me, no room is complete without at least a few books at hand. But not every room needs or has the wall space for an actual bookcase. After seeing a free-standing book “tree” used as a promotional display in a bookshop, I set about designing one that would look good in a residential setting.

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110 scrollsaw sleigh

T’is the season to break out the holiday décor and lay in a supply of holiday treats. This year, why not add to your celebrations with a classic: a miniature sleigh sized to deliver a party’s worth of chocolates? 

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Wcm square

Check out these projects from our readers!

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Table opener%20image

For the last few years, the “table” between my couch and fireplace has been an old leather steamer trunk. A holdover from my bachelor days, it was too bulky for our small parlor, and obscured our view of the fireplace. It was time for something new. In its stead, I designed and built this minimalist, mid-century inspired table.

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Frames opener%20image

As a woodworker, it’s tough to buy pre-made picture frames or shell out big bucks at the custom-framing shop—especially when you have so much nice wood lying around.

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Soap 1

Soap finish, a shop-made polish with a long history of use in Europe, is becoming increasingly popular among furniture makers here in the States.

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Chair opener

Last May, we had the good fortune of teaching a chairmaking class together at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT. As we were putting the class together, we knew we wanted a chair that was: comfortable, contemporary yet classic, and relatively easy to build for woodworkers with limited experience.

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