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Tips & Techniques4

Walnut Cabinet6

It's the details that count: ball-tipped hinges, quarter-round molding, and decorative feet are just a few of the many features in this classic walnut cabinet.

Molded Stub Tenon14

You don't need an expensive router bit to make this joint. It can be made with the tools in your shop and a simple jig. We'll walk you through the procedure step-by-step.

Shop Notes17

Lamp Table18

With its Shaker-style lines, this lamp table will fit well in a variety of settings. And it's easy to build. We've even included a quick shop-made jig for tapering the legs.

Spray Painted Finish22

Get a smooth painted finish -- without any expensive spray equipment. We'll recommend which paint to use and show you how to prepare the surface for professional results.

Serving Tray24

This tray has several design features we find appealing: a maple panel that contrasts with a narrow cherry frame, some scupted handles, and simple curved feet.

Talking Shop28

Assembly Jig30

Need an extra hand? This assembly jig, sent in by Roger Balling of Santa Ana, California, uses a simple cam locking system to help you hold case pieces during assembly.

Final Details32