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Tips & Techniques4

Corner Computer Desk6

Whether you're applying plastic laminate, attaching hardwood edging, or installing knock-down hardware, building this elegant desk allows you to try a variety of woodworking techniques.

  • Page 12: Figure 9 (mislabeled as 8)
    Figure 9 is mislabeled as Figure 8. Illustration is missing some information. The hole for the knock-down fitting should be 7/16" deep.
  • Page 13: Materials List
    Item R (Dividers) measurement printed as 3/4 x 5/8 – 38 but should be 1/4 x 5/8 – 38. Item U – Edging measurement is printed as 3/4 x 3/4 – 64 but should be 3/4 x 3/4 – 65.
  • Page 13: Cutting diagram
    The plywood sheet for cutting pieces A, B, C, and O indicated as 48" x 72" but should be 48" x 96".

Desk Extension Wing14

Need more space? Build one (or two) matching extension wings to go along with the corner computer desk. The modular design allows you to add a wing at any time.

  • Page 16: Exploded view illustration
    Left / top area of desk has a label out of place. Label showing measurement 4 1/4" has an arrow that should be indicating measurement from back edge, not from edge of laminate.
  • Page 16: Figure 5, detail a.
    Groove depth indicated as 1/4" but should be 5/16".
  • Page 17: Materials List
    Item B (End Edging) measurement printed as 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 – 19 but should be 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 – 19.
  • Page 17: Cutting diagram
    Diagram for cutting pieces R and S label should be: 1/2" x 5 1/2" - 36" Hardwood (1.4 sq. ft.)

Shop Notes18

Tool Chest20

This traditional chest is designed to hold your favorite hand tools and last a long time. It features frame and panel joinery, a large storage drawer in the base, and solid brass hardware.

Full Mortise Lock28

There's no mystery to installing a full-mortise lock. All it takes is a little patience, careful layout, and our step-by-step instructions.

Knife Rack30

Designed to be built in a weekend, this knife rack is a practical way to store your knives. And it can be used in two different ways: hung on a wall or placed flat in a drawer.

Talking Shop33

Reader's Jig34

Final Details36