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Tips & Techniques4

Rediscovering Walnut8

Here's everything you need to know about this premier American hardwood.

All New Router Jig12

This handy kit makes it a snap to rout all kinds of decorative signs.

Modular Shelving System16

This project features simple joinery and knock-down construction. But the modular design is the key to making it fit your needs.

The shelving system was painted with General Finishes' Lamp Black Milk Paint, sanded lightly on the edges for an aged look, and stained with General Finishes' Georgian Cherry. Two coats of wipe-on polyurethane were then applied.

Tall Oak Dresser22

Simple construction techniques make this an easy build. Timeless details allow it to fit any décor. Best of all, it's just the first piece in a complete bedroom suite.

The dresser was stained with Varathane’s Gunstock Oil Stain and then sprayed with two coats of semi-gloss lacquer.

Shop Notebook33

Kitchen Cart 34

Gain a much-needed worksurface and easy access storage with this mobile workstation. The compact design allows you to store it out of the way, and the cutting board is removable for fast and convenient cleaning.

  • Page 41: Materials list
    The materials list on page 41 calls for (6) #6 x 1" Trim head woodscrews. This should be (4) #6 x 2" Trim head woodscrews.

The cart was painted with Benjamin Moore's Jungle Canopy, and the cutting board was finished with an oil/varnish blend.

Routing Perfect Profiles42

Routing clean, crisp profiles is easy with these handy tips and tricks.

Essential Power Tool -- Updated44

Learn about the latest cordless drills and how to get the most from one.

Better Results with Gel Stains46

Take the hassle out of adding color to a project by using a gel stain.

Working with Edge Grain48

Here’s what you need to know to make the best use of grain on your next project.

A Closer Look: End Grain49


Final Details52

  • Page 51: Dresser sources
    The recommendation is to use General Finishes’ Gunstock Oil Stain. This should be Varthane's Gunstock Oil Stain.