Patterns

Minimalist Plant Hanger

Minimalist Plant Hanger

Make an attractive and functional plant hanger with just eight cuts By Sue Mey Decorating can’t get any simpler than this classic plant holder. Make one or several to dress up your outdoor spaces. Making the Plant Hanger Attach the patterns to the two wood blanks. Drill the indicated holes […]

by June 2, 2017 Patterns
“Looking Back” Deer Portrait

“Looking Back” Deer Portrait

Touching portrait of a doe and fawn captured in wood By Charlie Dearing As soon as I saw the photo this pattern is based on, I knew I had to recreate it in wood. It’s an iconic image of mother and child that transcends species. Projects cut from thin plywood, […]

by June 2, 2017 Patterns
Building a Playhouse

Building a Playhouse

Notched boards fit together like giant Lincoln Logs By Dave Van Ess Playhouses are a hassle to move and are often resigned to sit in one place for years. This portable playhouse can be reassembled with ease and can travel to wherever a child’s imagination takes it. You just cut notches […]

by May 30, 2017 Patterns
Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Friendship Quilt Picture Frame

Get those photos off your phone and share them with a friend in this sweet frame By Brenda Herthel Make a fun gift for a friend or special keepsake for yourself. This fretwork frame has a cozy message and spaces for 10 photos, accented with splashes of your school, team, […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Good Luck Fretwork

Good Luck Fretwork

Scroll this symbolic design as a plaque or box top By Joe Preston This project was inspired by a Victorian document box my son picked up at a store. (That’s the original in the photo.) I really liked the horseshoe and clover “good luck” design, so I recreated it as a […]

by March 7, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Spring Gathering Intarsia

Spring Gathering Intarsia

We were so excited about how many patterns we squeezed into the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2017 (Issue 66) that we missed the fact that we reduced the pattern for Janette Square’s Spring Gathering intarsia project (designed by Bruce Worthington). If you want to make the project the […]

by January 17, 2017 News, Patterns
Duck Wall Hanger

Duck Wall Hanger

Instant color lets you finish this project in no time By John A. Nelson Having trouble getting all your ducks in a row? This is a chance for you to fix that! Here is a cute wall rack that will add character to any child’s bedroom. We did all the […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns
GEX–The Anti Jigsaw Puzzle

GEX–The Anti Jigsaw Puzzle

Gecko-shaped tessellating tiles are an addictive toy By Dave Van Ess GEX stands for “gecko hexagon tessellating tiles.” Tessellation is just a fancy word meaning shapes that repeat over and over again to cover a surface without any gaps or overlaps. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, except that instead of […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns
Creative Projects from Coloring Books

Creative Projects from Coloring Books

The coloring fad has a side benefit: the designs are great for woodworking, too! By Mindy Kinsey We’ve all heard the buzz: adults are reclaiming their inner kid by coloring. Thousands of coloring books designed for adults have been released in the past two years, and rumor has it the […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns
Fretwork Heart “Mum” pattern

Fretwork Heart “Mum” pattern

Make this wall hanging for Mum or customize it for another special person By Sue Mey While it’s a little too intricate for a “last minute” Mother’s day present, if you get started now, you’ll have it done in time! Mum can be a little hard to shop for at times, but this […]

by December 27, 2016 Patterns