These plans were published in the 1944 December issue of
Popular Mechanics and as usual, you can download them
in pdf format by clicking the icon below
Just the thing where living quarters are compact, this space-saving dinette table has a built-in chest of drawers, accessible from either end. in which linens and tableware can be kept handy. Folded, it forms a slender cabinet that can be set out of the way.
When open, you have a full-size table accommodating six persons. By providing a cupboard under the drawers, a storage space can be had which will accommodate four folding card-table chairs. Construction is not difﬁcult, and where plywood is not available, glued-up panels of solid stock can be substituted
These plans were published in the 1943 July edition of
Popular Mechanics and as usual you can download them
for free by clicking the icon below
Building a scrolled bookshelf with drawers is a lot easier than building a tear drop camper like the one I posted last Sunday, but it takes some practice as well. But I’m sure you will fix it. The plan were featured in the 1951 November edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download it in pdf format by clicking the icon below
Kettles and other seldom-used utensils stored on high cupboard shelves are reached easily with this double-duty stool, which opens up into a sturdy 40-in. step-ladder. Except for the seat, plywood may be used entirely or combined with solid stock. Run the grooves for the treads in the side panels ﬁrst, then tack both together and saw out the section that swings up on top of the seat. Glue and screw the treads in place and hinge the two-part seat to bring both sections ﬂush when folded. Rubber-headed tacks will keep the stool from slipping on waxed ﬂoors.
If you got an old kitchen chair up in the attic and a pair of old preferably wooden skis you can make this chair sled in a couple of hours. My dad made me one when I was a kid and I had a lot of fun with it. Get to it, there’s a lot of winter left yet.
I would suggest that you place the chair closer to the front of the skis than on these plans, it gives the one pushing more room to stand on the skis when going down hill. My dad did
Project found at modernmechanix.com
I owe you to mention that this dressing table was the latest fashion back in the early forties, but if you are fascinated by the styles from that periode this might be just the project for you. The plans was published in Popular Mechanics Magazine in 1940 and you can download the plans in pdf format by clicking the icom below – Ted