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Tips & Techniques4

Rustic Slanted-Lid Box18

This decorative box is the perfect countertop accessory. Its casual styling fits a wide range of decors, and the angled top positions a cookbook or magazine for easy viewing.

To age the box, I started by distressing the outside with random dents. I then sanded sharp edges, around knobs, along drawer edges, corners of the lid, and any place that would typically show the most wear. Next, I sprayed on one light coat of lacquer. This keeps the stain from soaking in too much. One coat of General Finishes' "Java" gel stain followed by one more coat of lacquer completes the box.

Craftsman-Style Sink Stand22

Upgrade your bathroom with this open stand that puts the bathroom sink and fixture on display. Simple joinery and solid-wood construction ensure this project will last.

The sink stand was stained with Minwax "Aged Oak" gel stain. Then three coats of satin polyurethane finish were applied.

Shop Notebook30

  • Page 30: Detail 'a'
    In Detail 'a', the number that is 1 3/16" should be 15/16".

Classic Bombé Chest32

Elegant curves, highly figured veneer, and a contrasting finish give this chest timeless appeal. The unique construction means you won’t spend a lot of time building it.

  • Page 34: Detail 'a'
    The Amana 45475-S is the correct bit for this project.
  • Page 34: Left Illustration
    The detail in the left drawing should reflect the correct length and style of the Amana bit cutting edge, which is 1/4" long and has a double-bearing. The callout note should read: Note: Rout mortises in multiple passes.
  • Page 38: Detail 'b'
    The callout for the rabbet in detail 'b' should be 1 1/4". The Note should read: "Back tenon on guide is shorter. Refer to Figure 4, page 39."
  • Page 39: Text, third paragraph
    The paragraph on page 39 that starts with "While you're at the table saw, ..." should be changed to read: "While you're at the table saw, use an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge to cut rabbets on both ends of the blanks. Note that the rabbet on the back edge is shorter (Figure 4a) than the one on the front (Figure 4b). I just marked the length of each rabbet and aligned the blade on those marks to make the cuts."
  • Page 39: Figure 4
    Two callouts in Figure 4 on page 39 should be changed. First: Cut back rabbet; Second: Turn part end-for-end and cut 1 1/4" front rabbet.
  • Page 40: Main Illustration
    The callout in the main drawing on page 40 should read: "1 1/8" Drawer Pull"
  • Page 41: Supplies list
    The listing in the Materials, Supplies, and Cutting Diagram box on page 41 should be changed to read: "1 1/8" Drawer Pulls." Note: The drawer pulls come with either a post and nut fitting or a machine screw fitting. The hardware used on the project has a post and nut fitting.

The poplar and plywood portions of the chest were painted black. I also brushed on a coat of lacquer mixed with a pinch of red-brown Transtint dye. Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer.

Kerf Bending for Curved Parts42

Pro Tips for Sawing Straight46

Routing Tips & Tricks48

Q & A: Solving Planer Problems50

  • Page 51: Bombé Chest Sources
    The router bit listed for the Bombé Chest is incorrect. The correct bit is an Amana 45475-S.