Asa Christiana

Asa Christiana

Asa Christiana is the former editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, now working as a freelance writer, furnituremaker and woodworking teacher in Portland, Ore. His new book, “Build Stuff with Wood” (Taunton Press, fall 2017), sets out to prove that absolutely anyone can build amazing projects with the most basic tools. When he isn’t building or writing or remodeling, he’s on his road bike, in the mountains, or better yet, both.
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Emerging Tech

Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

You can't 3D print a full piece of furniture, but you can 3D print joints that make building your own furniture a snap. In this article, we'll show you how to do just that, and create an awesome tripod end table that's partially 3D printed
How-To

Ditch the milk crates. Store your vinyl properly in this elegant DIY stand

In this installment of Weekend Workshop, we show you how to build a classy record stand that makes milk crates look downright barbaric. Better yet, it doesn't require any glue, screws, or even very many tools to build!
How-To

Build a bottle opener that uses magnet magic to catch your caps

You can never have enough bottle openers. In this article, we'll show you how to build one that not only looks good on your wall, but also collects all the beer caps with a powerful rare-earth magnet that's hidden in the back. Check it out!
Smart Home

This Japanese-style bench is easy to build and supports butts of all sizes

Despite the fact that it only requires three cedar boards and is ridiculously easy to build, this pagoda-style Japanese garden bench is an absolute stunner
How-To

Sling your suds in style with this DIY beer caddy made from a pallet

If you have access to a bunch of old wood pallets and are looking for a simple but useful project to put them to use, we highly recommend this rustic, reusable beer carrier.
Smart Home

Forget clamps. You can make this stylish box table with some glue and tape

Don't have a garage full of tools? Don't worry -- with this super clever trick, you'll be able to build a gorgeous mid-century end table using little more than a saw, some glue, and a roll of packing tape.