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Tips & Techniques5

Building for Outdoors10

The adhesives and finishes covered in this article are available from most hardware stores and online retailers.

Making Mortises with End Mills16

Succulent Plant Stands18

This set of three tabletop plant stands are perfect for brightening up your desk or countertop. They pack just the right amount of woodworking into a small project.

CNC Router22

Baltic birch plywood, some basic hardware, and an off-the-shelf electronics kit are all you need to build your own computer-controlled router. In part one of this two-part project, you’ll build the bed and sliding gantry.

Due to the amount of hardware needed for this project, you can find a complete list of materials at The body of the CNC was painted with Benjamin Moore "New Hope Gray."

Patio Furniture34

Instantly upgrade your deck or patio with these handsome lounge chairs. You can build as many as you need and configure them to suit your outdoor living space.

The patio seating was finished with a coat of Penofin "TMF Hardwood oil" in natural color. The cushions were custom ordered deep-seating ottoman cushions from

Sugar Chest44

The tapers and curves on this sugar chest will definitely challenge your woodworking skills. But the satisfaction you’ll get out of building it is the sweetest prize of all.

The chest is stained with Varathane "Traditional" Cherry Gel Stain. Then, it’s sprayed with a couple coats of clear lacquer.

Must-Have Clamps58

The various styles of clamps covered in this article are available from most local hardware stores or home centers as well as online retailers.

Shop Notes64