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  • How to Build a Swing-Out DrawerHow to Build a Swing-Out Drawer

    by Garrett Hack

    A spin-out drawer is one of Garrett Hack's favorite ways to add a bit of whimsy to his tables. Drawers that swing out are fun, but they are also useful in situations ...

  • How to Gear Up for Glue-UpsHow to Gear Up for Glue-Ups

    by Michael C. Fortune

    They key to success for any glue-up is to have the right supplies on hand. If you assemble a kit of cauls and clamps like Michael Fortune suggests, your probability ...

  • How to Make Cambered CaulsVideo: How to Make Cambered Cauls

    with Asa Christiana

    Get clamping pressure where you need it with easy shopmade cauls

  • Easier Joinery for Curved Drawer FrontsEasier Joinery for Curved Drawer Fronts

    by Alan Turner

    To produce predictable curves and accurate joinery on a bowfront dresser, Alan Turner built a series of jigs: a two-part bending form, a cradle for crosscutting ...

  • Frame-and-Panel Doors that Stay FlatFrame-and-Panel Doors that Stay Flat

    by Steve Latta

    It may sound obvious, but if you want your cabinet doors to swing freely and stay true, they have to be flat. And if you follow the proper techniques, they will ...

  • Never Struggle with Squeeze-Out AgainNever Struggle with Squeeze-Out Again

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Most of us have a love-hate relationship with glue squeeze-out. That thin, consistent bead of glue along a joint line indicates we've used enough glue for a strong ...

  • Tips for Drawer Runners and KickersQ & A: Tips for Drawer Runners and Kickers

    by Christian Becksvoort

  • 3 Steps to Great Glue-Ups: Edge JointsVideo: 3 Steps to Great Glue-Ups: Edge Joints

    with Ed Pirnik

    There's no doubt about it, the glue-up phase of any woodworking project is often a stressful situation which, without proper preparation, can lead to disaster. ...

  • Simple Glue-up Table Rides SawhorsesQ & A: Simple Glue-up Table Rides Sawhorses

    by Christian Becksvoort

  • Built-ins That Fit Like a GloveBuilt-ins That Fit Like a Glove

    by Greg Zall

    Built-in cabinets require a marriage between woodworking and carpentry, and that often means you have to insert a perfectly square cabinet into a not-so-square ...

  • Fine Furniture from Reclaimed WoodFine Furniture from Reclaimed Wood

    by John Tetreault

    Whether it comes from an old barn, an old piece of furniture, or somewhere else, reclaimed wood can lend your projects a character and feel vastly different from ...

  • Perfect Tapers on the TablesawEditors PickPerfect Tapers on the Tablesaw

    by Steve Latta

    Found across a range of furniture styles, tapered legs are popular because they are good-looking. They break up a square, boxy piece of furniture and direct the ...

  • Tablesaw Tapering Jig is Safer and FasterEditors PickVideo: Tablesaw Tapering Jig is Safer and Faster

    with Mark Schofield

    Learn how an adjustable leg tapering jig can easily cut two, three, and four-sided tapers on the tablesaw

  • The Secrets WithinThe Secrets Within

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn some of the secrets within Silas Kopf's cabinet, where all is not as it seems.

  • Better Way to Add Stringing and BandingBetter Way to Add Stringing and Banding

    by Craig Thibodeau

    Beautiful patterns, dozens of wood species and grain varieties, and not too much money. These are just three reasons why making a veneered tabletop appeals to many ...

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