Furniture Construction

  • Tips For Square Glue-UpsTips For Square Glue-Ups

    by Steve Latta

    There's no need for your glue-ups to be frantic and desperate; that's what leads to open joints and out-of-square assemblies. Simply follow these basic steps before ...

  • Fast Fix: Build a Spring-Loaded Drawer StopVideo: Fast Fix: Build a Spring-Loaded Drawer Stop

    with Ed Pirnik

    Learn how to build a wooden drawer stop that keeps toddlers safe without the hassle of a mortised locked set

  • Glass Doors Made EasyGlass Doors Made Easy

    by Doug Stowe

    Glass doors are great for kitchen cabinets, display cabinets, enclosed bookshelves, and any other project where you want the objects inside to be seen. But conventional ...

  • The Best Woodworker You've Never Heard ofThe Best Woodworker You've Never Heard of

    by Jonathan Binzen

    In the course of his 50-year career, Jere Osgood has quietly pushed the boundaries of innovation in terms of furniture making style and structure. His work is featured ...

  • Water TableWater Table

    by Jonathan Binzen

    For Jere Osgood, design begins outdoors. He fills his sketchbooks with lines and shapes that catch his eye as he walks the woods around his home and workshop in ...

  • Whimsical table, serious structureWhimsical table, serious structure

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Jere Osgood describes his Wave table, with its curves and contours imitating ocean waves and its legs inspired by reeds, as “metaphorical furniture.” But there’s ...

  • 4 Steps to a Sweet-Fitting Drawer4 Steps to a Sweet-Fitting Drawer

    by Rob Porcaro

    This step-by-step procedure for fitting a drawer comes from Rob Porcaro's years of experience making furniture. The key is that it does not compound errors as you ...

  • Curved Door with Flat Glass PlanesCurved Door with Flat Glass Planes

    by Clark Kellogg

    A curved or bow-front feature gives a sophisticated look to a cabinet, but curved glass is expensive. A good compromise is to set straight panes of glass into curved ...

  • A Workshop with No WallsA Workshop with No Walls

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Adrian McCurdy makes furniture from riven wood. No commercial lumber, no jointer, no planer, no dust collector. And for the most critical parts of the process, ...

  • Lumber from a LogLumber from a Log

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn how Scottish woodworker Adrian McCurdy splits huge oak logs and shapes them into lumber to make furniture.

  • 2 Classic Pulls2 Classic Pulls

    by Michael Pekovich

    Whether you are seeking a set of elegant turned pulls to complete a Shaker chest of drawers or you need square, faceted pulls to embellish and Arts and Crafts piece, ...

  • Distinctive Box DetailsDistinctive Box Details

    by Doug Stowe

    Box design is largely in the details: a finely shaped pull, some whimsical feet, and elegant set of dividers. Each box is an opportunity to use these details to ...

  • How to Sculpt a Contemporary PieceHow to Sculpt a Contemporary Piece

    by Danny Kamerath

    Learn how to shape curved chair parts that are attractive and comfortable. Danny Kamerath breaks his technique down to three steps: rough out the shape at the bandsaw, ...

  • Level Big Slabs in No Time FlatLevel Big Slabs in No Time Flat

    by Nick Offerman

    This shopmade router jig, designed by NBC sitcom star Nick Offerman, levels thick slabs to create Nakashima-style tabletops and other unique pieces. The heart of ...

  • Lively Bases for Live-Edged TablesLively Bases for Live-Edged Tables

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Geoffrey Warner was inspired by Nakashima when he started designing live-edge tabletops, but he has moved in a different direction with his curvy bases. Employing ...

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