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When it comes to hardwoods, this one has it all -- beauty, durability, and utility.
Turn your old hand plane into a precision workhorse with one simple upgrade.
Drilling accurately located and spaced holes for shelf pins is easy with this new jig.
Old-school files and rasps are must-have tools for shaping curves and contours.
Rasps and files are available through most woodworking dealers. The rasps and files shown in the article were purchased from Lee Valley, Woodcraft, and the Woodsmith Store.
Your router table and a template are the keys to creating identically shaped parts.
Straight-grained oak combined with simple lines makes this a great-looking, Craftsman-style project. But it's the hand-made, ceramic tile that really makes it stand out.
Style and storage come together to create this contemporary bookcase. The modular assembly makes it easy to build. And inexpensive materials ensure it won’t break the bank.
The diamond bookcase was stained with General Finishes' Gel Stain (Java). Then it was sprayed with two coats of lacquer. The feet were painted with a chrome spray paint.
The look and style of this table might lead you to believe it's difficult to build. But the techniques are really simple. Plus, the figured veneer and bowfront drawer make it a one-of-a-kind project.
The spray contact adhesive we used to attach the veneer is 3M's Hi-Strength 90. It's available at most home centers and hardware stores. To finish the table, we applied a coat of General Finishes' Seal-a-Cell to give the project a warm tone, followed by two coats of lacquer.
With this guide, you'll be well on your way to buying the best lumber for your projects.
Learn a few handy hints for selecting a finish for your next woodworking project.
Cutting gap-free miters is always a challenge. Here’s how to master them.