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Tips & Techniques4

Space-Saving Tool Cabinet Pull-Out Worksurface Door Finishing Helper Pain-Free Clamping Demagnetize Tools Quick tips

  • Page 5: Exploded View
    The hinges are shown on the Back Frame Assembly with the wrong leaf attached to the stile. Also, the hinge barrel/pin should be be on the back side of the hinge.
  • Page 5: Detail 'b'
    The 2” dimension should be 1½”.
  • Page 4: Detail 'a'
    The 1 7/8” dimension is correct, but the magnet, leader line and arrow should be moved slightly to the right to reflect this dimension accurately. They are currently 1½” from the edge of the door frame.

Choosing the Right Glue8

Not all glues are the same. Learn which type is best for each woodworking task.

Oak Nightstand14

I think you’ll agree that the third installment in our bedroom suite is every bit as attractive, practical, and easy to build as the first two.

  • Page 20: Main illustration
    Note below main illustration should read: Sides, backs, guides, and kickers are ½" –thick hardwood. Stops are 1/8"-thick hardwood. Molding is ¾" –thick hardwood. Fronts are ¾” plywood. Bottoms are ¼" plywood.
  • Page 16: Main illustration
    The Case Trim (C) parts are shown as 19 3/4" long (for the side trim) and 24 5/8" long (for the front trim). These should be 19 1/4" for the side trim and 23 5/8" for the front trim

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

Dartboard Cabinet22

How often do you come across a project that provides an enjoyable experience both during and after the build? This one hits the bullseye.

  • Page 27: Detail 'a'
    The artwork in detail 'a' at the top of the page shows the incorrect dimensions for Part 'O', Upper Cove Molding. The 1-3/8" dimension should be changed to 1-1/4".

The beadboard back of the dartboard cabinet was painted with General Finishes’ Somerset Gold Milk Paint. The rest of the cabinet was stained with a mixture of equal parts General Finishes’ Candlelight and Brown Mahogany stains. After that, the entire cabinet was glazed with General Finishes’ Java gel stain and sprayed with two coats of satin lacquer.

Shop Notebook28

Beveling Jig Panel Support Block Cove & Bead Molding Chalk It Up

TV Lift Cabinet30

This handsome, practical cabinet, with its built-in TV lift is guaranteed to take your viewing pleasure to a new level — literally.

The TV cabinet was stained with a mix of equal parts Varathane Gunstock and Early American oil stains. This was followed with two coats of satin lacquer.

Jointer Techniques42

We’ll show you how to start your projects out on the right foot using this shop workhorse.

Minor Finish Repairs46

You can make a dinged up finish look like new. All it takes is a few basic tools.

Mitered Shoulder Dovetails48

This hybrid combines all the best features of two valuable woodworking joints.


Do I Need Variable Speed?

  • Page 51: Dartboard Cabinet Sources
    The Upper Cove Molding used in the dartboard cabinet is not listed in Sources. The manufacturer is Ferche Millwork. The item number is F606. The Ferche Millwork web page has a link to find local dealers. Contact info: Ferche Millwork, 800-328-7867,