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Tips & Techniques5

Window Planter Box18

Dress up the outside of your home with this decorative planter box. While easy to build, the construction techniques ensure it will hold up to the elements.

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The planter box was primed and then painted with Benjamin Moore’s exterior paint in Mountain Peak White.

Drill Bit Index22

Based on a classic design, this portable index is a super solution for keeping drill bits close at hand. The key to making it is a set of patterns that precisely locate everything.

Room Divider28

With just a little time in the shop, you can create an elegant project that not only makes it easy to divide up spaces but also provides a great-looking storage and display area.

The room divider face frames were primed and painted with a black satin spray paint. The remainder of the project was finished with three coats of spray lacquer.

Small Parts Cutting Sled36

Cutting small parts at the table saw is always a challenge. This small parts sled and add-on accessories accurately handle a wide range of tasks safely and easily.

  • Page 40: Detail 'a'
    The illustration shows 6" between the first and third knobs. This dimension should be between the first and second knobs.

Cherry Buffet42

This elegant cherry buffet is a fine addition to any dining room. It adds ample storage while providing a convenient place to serve meals to family and friends.

  • Page 49: Main illustration
    In the main construction view at the top of the page, the side filler strips (FF) are called out with a length of 13 3/4". This should be 15".
  • Page 51: Cutting Diagram
    Item (FF), Top Filler Strips, says 170"rgh. This should be 100". The FF board is shown as 8' (96"); it should be 6' (72").

The buffet was stained with a mixture of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part Wood Kote Jel’d stain (cherry). Then it was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.

Tips for Better-Fitting Tenons52

Plywood Buyer’s Guide60

Shop Notes64

Cutting to a Line66

  • Page 67: Sources
    The flexible, high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) mentioned on p.23 in the Drill Bit Index article was not listed in the Sources. It was purchased through Amazon.com (Item #B00I5RLHIY). High Impact Polystyrene Styrene Plastic Sheet .020" x 48" x 96" - White (HIPS) Part # 201401310000.