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Tips & Techniques5

Using Rub Arms12

Fast & Easy Drawers16

Salt & Pepper Set18

If you’re looking for a fun project for your lathe, this salt and pepper set may just fill the bill. Make one for yourself and maybe a few more to give away as gifts.

The mills are finished with HUT Crystal Coat. The stand was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.

Drawing Table22

With a tilting top and built-in lighting, this combination drawing table and light box is a practical answer to your project designing needs. Use it at a desk or at the workbench.

  • Page 24: Main Illustration
    In the main illustration, Part D, the small divider, is labeled as 2"x6", but to fit inside the drawing table, it should be 1-3/4" high.

The drawing table was sprayed with two coats of dull lacquer.

Sofa Table28

The joinery used on this handsome table is reminiscent of post and beam barn construction. But it’s just the right size to tuck behind a sofa or in an entryway.

  • Page 30: Main Illustration
    The height of the Foot blank is incorrect. It should be 4", not 3 1/2".
  • Page 35: Item 'B'
    The height of the Foot blank is incorrect. It should be 4", not 3 1/2".
  • Page 33: Main Illustration
    Part 'D', as shown on the left, should have the dimension 14 3/16" inside. The 10 3/4" measurement in the center of the drawing in unneeded. The overall length of part 'D' as shown at the right, should be 16 3/4", both here and in the material list on p. 35.
  • Page 35: Materials list
    The overall length of part 'D' should be 16 3/4".

Before staining the sofa table I applied a coat of Old Masters sanding sealer that was cut 50/50 with mineral spirits. When that was dry, I sanded the surface from 400- up to 600-grit sandpaper. Then I cleaned the surface with a tack cloth.

After taping off the sofa table to stain the breadboard ends and stretcher pins I applied two coats of General Finishes "American Walnut" (oil base) stain.

When that was dry, I taped off the ends and pins. The base and top are stained with one coat of General Finishes "Honey Maple." Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer.

5 Plywood Shop Projects36

Build a complete, basic shop without spending a fortune with these five plywood projects. In this issue, we’ll cover building the workbench and storage shelf.

The workbench and tool shelf were finished with General Finishes "Tuscan Red" milk paint. Non-painted surfaces are finished with spray lacquer.

Greene & Greene-Style Bookcase42

This bookcase has all the hallmarks of Greene and Greene designed furniture, from ebony plugs to cloud-lift door frames to the oversized box-joints used on the drawers.

  • Page 55: Cutting Diagram
    The cutting diagram only shows enough material for one shelf. It should show another board out of which two parts T can be cut: 1"x 5 1/2" - 84" Mahogany (Three boards @ 4.0 Bd. Ft.).

The bookcase was stained with a mixture of equal parts General Finishes "Brown Mahogany" gel stain and General Finishes "Candlelight" gel stain. Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer. I purchased the glass for the doors from a local glass supplier.

Making Square Plugs56

Why You Need a Planer60

Shop Notes64