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Hardwood squares and a veneered frame make for an elegant project that's sure to become a family heirloom. And whether chess or checkers is your game, the divided drawer under the board holds everything you'll need for your next match.
Want to "dress up" a woodworking project? Try veneering. We'll walk you through the basics (and more) step-by-step.
We'll show you how to build this small bookcase in a few days. The joinery is simple. The drawers are straightforward. And all the bead molding is made with a single router bit.
Finish information: For the stain we used a mix of 1-1/2 tablespoons Burnt Umber artist oil in 1 pint of boiled linseed oil. We finished with four coats of General Finishes "One-Step".
If you would like a unique gift to build this holiday season, take a look at this centerpiece. It's on project you won't be burning the midnight oil to complete.
Fast, accurate setups, trimming plywood edging quickly, routing without chipout -- just a few of the shop-tested tips that will come in handy when building your next project.
Any way you look at it, this flip-lid case is a good deal. It features veneered faces, a shop-made hinge, and a magnetic catch. Plus, you'll be able to build it in no time.