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Traditional molding, raised panel drawers, and frame and panel construction come together in this chest-on-chest to create an heirloom that will be passed down for generations.

  • Page 13: Lower chest materials and cutting diagram.
    Diagram for pieces N, U, and V contain incorrect board measurements. It should be 3/4" x 6 1/4" - 84" (two boards at 3.6 bd ft. each).
  • Page 16: Figure 4
    On the drawer front (Y), the distance from the right raised edge in to the location of the right-most screw hole for the pull was originally printed as 4 7/8" but it should be 3 1/4".

Shop Notes18

Under-Bed Storage20

Make use of the space under your bed with this pull-out storage project. It can be a great chance to try your hand at routing half-blind dovetails. Or you can choose to build a quicker version with simple rabbets instead of the dovetails.

Machine-Cut Dovetails24

Whether you're building one drawer or seven, a common half-blind dovetail jig makes it easy to rout strong, traditional-looking dovetails. Here's what you need to know when setting up your jig and routing the workpieces.

Wall-Mounted Utility Shelf28

One way to keep your worksurface clutter-free is to make sure you have plenty of storage space -- within reach. This easy-to-build shelf is a good solution. It has a convenient "open" design and a handy shop light underneath.

Table Saw Extension Wing34

One of our readers sent us this clever, space-saving idea. It's a table saw extension wing with a hinged lid that lifts up to reveal a handy storage area for your table saw accessories.

Final Details36