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Tips & Techniques4

Bargain Router Bits8

Are low-cost router bit sets worth the money? You'll be surprised at what we found out.

Miter Saw Blades10

Getting the best results with a miter saw starts with choosing and using the right blade.

15 Tips & Tricks for Assembly12

Learn the tips and tricks for gluing up a drawer.

Table Saw Miter Sleds14

Take your table saw to the next level by adding a precision miter sled.

DVD Storage Case16

Organize your growing collection of DVDs with one (or more) of these versatile storage cases.

Online Extras

Platform Bed22

You won't lose sleep building this bed. Built with simple joinery, it yields rock-solid results.

Online Extras

Page 29: Illustration

The drawing shows measurements of 76" to the outside of the bed posts. The arrows should indicate the "shoulder-to-shoulder" measurements to the inside of the posts. The online cutting diagram and parts list are correct.

Page 24: Top illustration

The note should read "Rails and stiles are cut from 1 1/2"-thick stock."

Page 29: Online Extra Materials List

The materials list in the online extra (and on the issue's coverwrap) show part N as 40 3/8" wide but it should be 40 5/8". This dimension is shown correctly in the illustration on page 29.

Shop Notebook30

Inlay Mirror Frame32

Show off your skills with this mirror frame that features stylish inlays and miter-free corners.

Online Extras

Page 54: Cutting diagram

Diagram incorrectly shows parts A & B as being 3 1/4" wide but it should be 2 1/4". (The drawings are correct.)

Countersink Bits40

Not all countersink bits are the same. Here's what you need to know before you buy one.

Workbench Location42

Where you put your workbench is the key to getting the most out of your shop.

Getting a High-Gloss Finish44

A classic, high-gloss finish is easier than you may think. We'll show you how.


Coped Joints50

Installing molding with a good fit is a challenge. Learn how to cut a tight-fitting coped joint.

Final Details52