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Tips & Techniques4

Sliding Lid Boxes6

You'll be surprised at how quick and easy it is to make these finger joint boxes. And the sliding lid design makes them functional as well as attractive.

Curved Box8

All it takes are six small pieces of wood and a copule of afternoons to construct this handsome box -- which makes a perfect gift item.

Mail Organizer10

Finger joints aren't just for boxes. We also use them to join the ends and construct the drawer of this mail organizer.

Finger Joint Technique14

A table saw, a simple jig, and our step-by-step technique allows you to turn out perfect-fitting finger joints every time -- whether you're making one box or a dozen.

Shop Notes18

End Table20

Here's a simple end table with two unique characteristics: diamond-shaped legs and a shelf made with slats.

  • Page 22: Instructions for Tapers.
    Second paragraph refers to details about the jig on page 26 but should be referring to page 18.

Talking Shop26

Router Table Tips28

Over the years, we've used a router table on many of our projects. And we've come across a lot of router table tips. Although it wasn't easy, we managed to pick our favorites.

Stacking Storage Racks32

The neat, interlocking design of these racks allow them to be stacked in different configurations. And when you need to move them, just pick them up one-by-one, contents and all.

Final Details36