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Tips & Techniques4

Cottage Wall Cabinet6

This is a project with lots of options. It can be built with a towel bar or Shaker pegs. And depending on the type of finish you choose, it'll look great in a bathroom or kitchen.

Stub Tenon & Groove12

Use this joint whenever you need a quick frame. Our step-by-step instructions will show you how to cut both the stub tenon and the groove easily and accurately.

Desk Clock14

An inexpensive clock movement and a few scraps of wood are all you need to build this weekend project.

Shop Notes16

  • Page 16: Figure 1
    The illustration label for the edging piece (left end of drawing) is pointing to the wrong thing. It should be pointing at the edging, not at the spacer strip.

Tower Bookcase18

If you're short on storage space, this tall bookcase may be the answer. There's enough room to hold a small library, but it takes up less than two square feet of floor space.

Finish information: I stained the project with a mix of 2 parts Bartley Pennsylvania Cherry Gel Stain and 1 part Bartley Restoration Red Gel Stain. I finished with two coats of General Finishes' Royal finish.

Finishing Fixes22

If there's a scratch or dent in your furniture, you don't have to completely refinish the piece. There are some simple techniques for quickly repairing minor finish damage.

Small Box26

The appearance of this box isn't the only thing that makes it unique. The construction is unconventional as well. The body is built from a single block. Then it's "scooped out" like a pumpkin -- but you don't need carving tools.

Router Trammel30

Final Details32