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Tips & Techniques4

Roll-Around TV Stand6

The black trim on this cherry TV stand gives it a unique look. But modern features like storage drawers for video tapes and heavy-duty casters make this a practical and useful project as well. There's even a removable back for wiring access.

Finish information: We stained the edging with black aniline dye powder, 1 oz. to 1 pint water. The rest was stained with a mix of 3 parts Zar Cherry and 1 part Woodcote Jel'd Stain Cherry. We finished with three coats of Royal.

Plate Joinery14

If you're looking for a strong, fast, and easy-to-make joint, it's hard to beat plate joinery. This technique article will provide all you need to know to get started or help you brush up on using a plate joiner if it's been awhile.

Shop Notes18

Three Bookcases20

Three bookcases, one basic design. That's the idea behind this project. All three start out the same. But they end up looking unique because we added different face frames and molding profiles.

Finish information: The oak bookcase was stained with a mix of 1 part Minwax Ipswich Pine and 1 part Minwax Golden Oak.

"Must Have" Shop Jigs26

Over the years, we've built a number of jigs in the Woodsmith shop. Here are a few of our favorites. And the nice thing is each one can be built in an afternoon, usually out of scrap wood.

Flip-Seat Storage Bench30

This easy-to-build bench makes a great weekend project. It's the perfect size for a hallway or entry porch. And in addition to providing a place to sit down when putting on your boots, it also has a convenient storage area underneath the lid.

Reader's Jig34

Final Details36