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The dimension between the dowel holes is shown as 1 7/16". This should be 2 7/16".
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The 3/4" dimension is incorrect. The correct dimension (1 1/2") is shown in detail 'a'.
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The router bits shown in the article were purchased from MLCS. Straight, shear, and spiral bits also are available from several of the other manufacturers listed in the right margin.
Build a basic cabinet and then choose one of three different designs to match your décor. Best of all, you’ll have it built and ready for a finish in a weekend.
The streamlined cabinet was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.Prairie-Style
The prairie-style cabinet 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.Country
The country cabinet was given one coat of primer then painted with one coat of Benjamin Moore Eggshell in “Thunder” (AF-685).
Keeping track of hardware and supplies is always a challenge. The solution is this mobile organizer. It provides a range of options to keep everything sorted and close at hand.
The hardware cart was finished with two coats of spray lacquer.
A good bench makes any hobby more satisfying. Our upscale version for your garden is sure to make working with plants and containers easier by housing everything you need in one spot.
The potting bench was primed with exterior latex primer and then painted with two coats of Benjamin Moore’s Aura waterborne exterior paint in “Wethersfield Moss” (HC-110) with a low-lustre finish.
Any time you have to work outside your shop, you need a way to easily transport everything. A tool tote is the best way to get it there in style with a minimum of fuss.
The tool tote was finished with a couple of coats of oil. Supplies for flocking, including applicators, adhesives, and fibers in a variety of different colors, are available from Rockler.