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Tips & Techniques4

Template Routing: Perfect Every Time6

Take your router to a new level. With a special bit and a simple template, you can hollow out almost any shape.

Secret-Compartment Box14

This classic-looking box features a laminated body of contrasting woods and two compartments -- one of them is a secret.

Dresser-Top Valet16

A divided-tray top and a small drawer make this box the perfect place to keep your everyday items close at hand.

Shop Notes18

Traditional Knock-Down Table Base20

Learn the age-old secret to a strong, easy-to-build table base. You won't believe how quickly you can put together a great table.

Page 21: Figure 3, detail a

The end of the miter is shown being cut 3/8" from the edge of the workpiece. Instead, the length of the angled miter section should measure 3/8" long.

Antique Pine Finish32

Want your pine project to have that warm, aged-pine color? It's not hard to do -- we'll show you how.

One-Bit Locking Rabbet34

With one router bit and a simple setup, you can make building a strong drawer a whole lot easier.

Final Details36