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What are some special woodsmith projects?

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Special woodsmith projects include a storage cabinet, a television stand, a Shaker-inspired magazine rack, a New England pine blanket chest and an oak pie safe. These projects range from beginner to intermediate to advanced skill levels, and plans can be downloaded online.

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What are some special woodsmith projects?
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The Shaker-inspired magazine rack is a beginner level woodsmith project that features simple lines and the classic Shaker look. Because it only entails putting together a few parts once they have been cut to size, it is an ideal project for those beginning to explore their skills at woodworking. The simplicity of the finished project makes it suitable for almost any decor style in a home.

Projects for intermediate level skills at woodworking include the blanket chest and the storage cabinet. Intermediate level woodworkers get practice at such tasks as installing hinges and joining boards with biscuits in these projects, resulting in handsome, customized pieces that allow plenty of space for storage and look good anywhere in the house.

More advanced projects include the television stand and oak pie safe. Biscuit joinery is practiced at a more sophisticated level in these projects along with other skills particular to building free-standing cabinets, such as building a case and face frame and installing doors, hinges and drawers.

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