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Tips & Techniques4

Great tips from fellow woodworkers: 1. Clamping Miter Joints. 2. Velcro Holders. 3. Mortising Table Stops. 4. Router Table Turning.

CD Case6

Walnut tambour doors slide around the ends of this CD case to conceal the 28 CD's stored inside.


We answer a few questions about the way tambours work. And show you how to make your own tambour.

Shop Notes14

Some tips and ideas from inside the Woodsmith Shop: 1. Cutting Corner Blocks. 2. A Thin Stock Push Block. 3. A Spacing Jig. 4. Routing Small Pieces.

Adirondack Chair16

Here's our version of the traditional summertime favorite. It's built for years of outdoor relaxation.

Beam Compass22

This shop-made compass does what a small compass can't -- it draws very large circles.

Adirondack Settee24

We took our Adirondack chair and stretched it to comfortably hold two.

Patio Table26

The slat construction of this simple table is a perfect match to the Adirondack chair and Settee.

Talking Shop29

Some special considerations for making outdoor furniture.

Tools & Techniques30

Our sabre saw table allows you to control the workpiece -- just like when using a band saw or scroll saw.

Final Details32