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Here's everything you need to know to make the best use of plywood in your next project.
It's easier than ever to keep your shop dust free. Take a look at some new handy helpers.
Many of the dust collection accessories on page 10 are available from a several different vendors. But a few of the items are sold only through one source. The Dust Right System (36134) is available from Rockler. We purchased the cyclone lid (05J30.01) and magnetic dust chute (05J21.10) from Lee Valley. And Woodworker’s Supply carries the Fazlok Universal Connectors (137-393).
We unlock the secret to getting your projects started off on the right foot.
These easy-to-build shelves attach directly to a wall, freeing up floor space and allowing you to mix and match to fill your needs. Plus, they can be modified to create a handy wine rack.
The only hardware you’ll need to build the hanging wall shelves on page 16 are the brackets that attach them to the wall. We used a mounting bracket from Hangman Products (CBH-18). The 18″-long, two-piece aluminum bracket is rated to support 200 lbs. And it includes a small bubble vial to help you level the bracket when mounting it on the wall.
I stained the shelves with General Finishes’ Gel Stain (Java) stain. The Craftsman version of the shelf shown on page 19 was stained with Varathane Early American. And the shelf with the beaded front was stained with Varathane Cabernet. And to rout the profile on the beaded shelf, I used a triple beading bit by Amana (54213).
Practicality in disguise is the best way to describe this attractive cabinet. The traditional styling is perfect for any decor, while the handy snack trays it holds make it an "everyday user."
To build the snack tray cabinet on page 20, you’ll need a few items. To start with, the turned feet were purchased from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak (463-BF.CH). The brass knobs (02W32.25) and roto hinges (00S01.05) were purchased from Lee Valley. And Rockler carries the plastic stem bumpers (28373).
To create the profile on the drawer and tray fronts, I used an Amana 5/32″-rad. Roman ogee bit (49202). And to give the project the look of aged cherry, I combined two stains — one part Varathane Traditional Cherry and one part Varathane Cabernet.
Look past the "wow" factor of this impressive project and you find what might be the last media center you'll ever need. A classic look, bundles of storage, and all the great woodworking you could ask for.
The media center requires several hardware items. Most of the brass hardware was purchased from Horton Brasses. This includes the oval knobs (K-40), pantry latches (SL-6), H-hinges (HH-2), bin pulls (BN-2), shelf pegs (SP-10), and shelf peg sleeves (SP-20).
You should be able to find the connector bolts, T-nuts, and screws at many hardware stores. But if you have trouble locating the correct length of connector bolts, Woodworker’s Supply carries a good selection.
A local glass shop should be able to provide you with the 1″-wide beveled glass for the doors. Lastly, the xenon lights came from Rockler. You’ll need a two light kit (39676) for the side cabinets and a three-light kit (39721) for the bridge cabinet.
The stain applied to the media center was a blend of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part of Wood Kote Jel’d cherry stain.
Why top off a project with factory-made cove molding when you can make your own?
When you need perfectly smooth, accurate tenons, the router table is your best bet.
We'll show you how to apply a great-looking and "bullet-proof" epoxy resin finish.
Two-part resin (epoxy) finishes are commonly available from many woodworking supply catalogs or craft stores. We purchased the finish from the Woodsmith Store.
It's easy to take a plain, square leg blank and turn it into an eye-catching focal point.