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Tips & Techniques4

Night Stand6

There's a lot of woodworking that goes into building this project: dovetailed drawers, frame and panel doors, and a unique case featuring sturdy corner posts and double-layered panels. It will be a welcome addition to any bedroom.

Drilling Mortises14

The first step toward a strong mortise and tenon joint is making a square, accurate mortise. Here's our quick method for making hassle-free mortises with just a drill press and a couple chisels.

Plate Storage Rack16

Get your nice dishes out of the cupboard with this country-style plate rack. It has routed grooves and shelf space for displaying plates, bowls, and knickknacks. And we've designed it with a worry-free hanging system of interlocking cleats.

  • Page 16: Construction details, overall dimensions
    The width dimension is incorrect. Overall dimensions should be 40" H x 38 3/4" W x 12" D.
  • Page 20: Side section view illustration.
    The cleat in the upper left portion of illustration is shown backwards.

Shop Notes22

Hoosier-Style Cabinet24

Before built-in cabinetry, Hoosier cabinets were popular all-purpose kitchen workstations. This one features traditional frame and panel construction, reproduction hardware, and an antique-looking finish. Plus, it's sized to be practical for today's homes.

Final Details36