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Tips & Techniques4

7 High Tech Hinges8

These hinges solve challenging hardware problems on almost any project.

The various hinges shown in the article on page 8 were all purchased from Woodcraft or cite>Rockler. (Part numbers vary depending on the size and finish.) You can also find similar hinges from other sources.

Benchtop Router Tables10

A compact package doesn't mean sacrificing full-size routing capabilities.

  • Page 11: Online Extra - Quick & Easy Router Table
    The diagram contains a part labeled "U" but the project does not have a part U. It should be removed from the cutting diagram.

Online Extras

  • Quick & Easy Router Table
    Convinced you need a benchtop router table but don’t want to spend a lot? Here’s a shop-made alternative that will serve you well for years without breaking the bank.

You can purchase benchtop router tables through many woodworking suppliers. The Kreg router table is sold through Woodcraft (148070) and Kreg Tool (PRS2000). We purchased the Bench Dog router table from Rockler (20253). Both of these router tables are also available from Amazon.

Wolfcraft Drill Guide12

Inexpensive and easy-to-use, this drill guide makes drilling straight, square holes a snap.

A drill guide is a great way to add accuracy to your hand drill. The Wolfcraft guide shown on page 12 is available from Amazon and Rockler (46441). The same guide is also sold by Craftsman (00967173000).

Perfect Fitting Box Joints14

Create tight-fitting box joints with a simple table saw jig and step-by-step instructions.

The Freud Box Joint Cutter Set shown in the article on page 14 is available from the woodworking dealers listed below.

Countertop Wine Rack18

Looking for a small project with a ton of style? This countertop wine rack features classic woodworking and custom details.

Online Extras

  • Low-Profile Wine Rack
    If you have a wider space for a countertop wine rack, then take a look at this modified version.

You won't need any hardware to build the wine rack on page 18. To give the cherry a warm look, we stained the project with a mix of three parts of Zar Stain (Cherry) and one part WoodKote Jel'd Stain (Cherry). This was followed by two coats of lacquer.

Classic Four Poster Bed24

Inexpensive materials and simple construction make this bed an easy build. The details and finish give it a timeless look.

  • Page 30: Illustrations and text
    In the first two drawings, the part called out as "(L) Rail Cap", should actually be "(N) Bed Rail Caps". The two blocks of text below those illustrations should refer to the part as "bed rail" as well.
  • Page 31: Materials, Supplies & Cutting Diagram
    The cutting diagram should list four boards are needed to create 8 Outer Layers (B), as shown in the second board from the top.

Aside from some screws, the only hardware you'll need for the bed on page 24 is a set of bed rail brackets. We purchased these from Rockler (32077).

The stain used on the bed is General Finishes' Gel Stain (Java). Then I sprayed on two coats of lacquer.

Shop Notebook32

Step Back Cupboard34

This cupboard features some great design elements that tie everything together: fine proportions, a beadboard back, a raised panel door, and traditional hardware.

  • Page 36: Detail d
    Detail 'd' dimensions the cutout for the bottom of the side. The 3" dimension on the left side of the drawing should be measured from the back edge of the side and not the inside corner of the rabbet. The leader line and arrow should be moved or the number changed to 2 1/2".

You'll need just a few pieces of hardware to build the stepback cupboard on page 34. The H-hinges (01X35.80) and cabinet latch (01X39.10) came from Lee Valley. The square finish nails (N-5) and headless cut brads (1 1?2") were purchased from from Horton Brasses.

The case was finished with two coats of General Finishes’ Seal-a-Cell. After lightly sanding through the finish on the corners and edges to simulate wear, a coat of General Finishes' Gel Stain (Java) was applied as a glaze.

The beadboard was painted with two colors of General Finishes Milk Paint (Somerset Gold and Antique White). After lightly sanding through the top layer of paint in a few spots, I applied a coat of General Finishes' Glaze (Yellow Ochre).

Tips for Buying Lumber44

Learn the ins and outs of getting the most for your money when buying lumber online.

Working with Milk Paint46

This unique finish might be the solution to creating a one-of-a-kind project.

The powdered milk paints discussed in the article on page 46 were purchased from Woodcraft. Woodcraft also carries General Finishes' line of pre-mixed milk paints sold in cans.

The Versatile Chamfer48

Simple to create but complex in its uses, here's what you need to know about chamfers.