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Pet Bed20

Angled dovetails and turned feet add a stylish touch to this practical project. Your pet never had it so good.

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The pet bed was finished with a couple coats of clear lacquer.


Our take on the traditional shavehorse features dog holes, a V-notch for sawing, and a wood screw clamp adjustment.

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    Two errors were printed in this section: 1) the flanged bearings originally called for 4, only 2 are needed; 2) the second board of the cutting diagram is listed as hard maple, but should be poplar.

The shavehorse has a couple coats of wipe-on oil finish.

Floor Lamp34

This mid-century style floor lamp looks simple, but has enough woodworking to provide you with a challenge.

The adhesive-backed styrene and 7” shade rings are available at Fenchel Shades website. The lamp was stained with Bartley’s “Brown Mahogany” gel stain. After staining, the lamp was sprayed with a couple of coats of lacquer. The shade fabric is from a local fabric store.

Shop Stool40

No lathe? No problem. We built this shop stool using traditional hand tools and some power tool techniques.

The shop stool was finished with two coats of General Finishes Seal-a-Cell oil finish.

Empire Chest of Drawers44

A cantilevered top drawer and turned spindles and feet adorn this roomy chest of drawers.

The case of the chest was finished with Varathane “Traditional Cherry” gel stain. The feet, turnings, knobs, and top were finished with General Finishes “Mahogany” oil stain. After staining, the entire chest was sprayed with a couple of coats of lacquer.