Furniture Construction

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  • Take the Edge OffTake the Edge Off

    by Garrett Hack

    Set your furniture apart from the mainstream with one of the most fundamental tasks in woodworking: breaking edges. Basic milling and surface preparation are important, ...

  • Your First GuitarYour First Guitar

    by Steve Scott

    If you've never tried building a guitar, consider a kit. You'll get the challenge of building a beautiful instrument without needing specialized tools and equipment, ...

  • How to Build a Solid HumidorVideo: How to Build a Solid Humidor

    with Ed Pirnik

    It takes more than just a supply of Spanish cedar to construct a well-built humidor.

  • Simple Cope and Stick DoorsVideo: Simple Cope and Stick Doors

    with Michael Pekovich

    Learn how to build simple, beautiful cope and stick doors that stand up to heavy use.

  • Fast Fix: Leg Tapering JigVideo: Fast Fix: Leg Tapering Jig

    with Thomas McKenna

    Learn how to build a jig for safe and simple tapered legs

  • 6 Ways to Build a Bed6 Ways to Build a Bed

    by Matthew Teague

    Often the most important pieces of furniture in the house, beds can be a challenge to build. They are large and bulky, and the joints connecting their headboards ...

  • Draw Ogee Bracket Feet with Perfect ProportionsDraw Ogee Bracket Feet with Perfect Proportions

    by Dan Faia

    Making ogee bracket feet is a pretty straightforward process, as explained in the article in this issue (FWW 220). But it's important to get the details of the ...

  • Fast Fix: Custom Clamping Cauls for Pipe Clamp Glue-UpsVideo: Fast Fix: Custom Clamping Cauls for Pipe Clamp Glue-Ups

    with Thomas McKenna

    Learn how to put clamping pressure exactly where you need it with this Fast Fix

  • The Language of Furniture ConstructionThe Language of Furniture Construction

    by Steve Scott

    Do you know the difference between a runner and a kicker? A rail and a stile? Here's a short visual glossary of furniture parts that can also serve as a readers' ...

  • Bracket Feet for Case PiecesBracket Feet for Case Pieces

    by Norman L. Vandal

    As a cabinetmaker specializing in furniture reproductions, Norm Vandal has experimented with several techniques for making and attaching traditional bracket feet. ...

  • Building Garry Bennett's Trestle Table: Inlay and Wrap-UpVideo: Building Garry Bennett's Trestle Table: Inlay and Wrap-Up

    with Asa Christiana

    Learn how Garry Bennett's signature trestle table comes together in this video blog series

  • Case ClosedCase Closed

    by Steve Latta

    Is a shopmade catch the only tasteful way to keep the doors closed on your cabinets? A quick trip through popular hardware catalogs seems to lend credence to that ...

  • Garry Bennett Trestle Table: Table BaseVideo: Garry Bennett Trestle Table: Table Base

    with Asa Christiana

    Learn how Garry Bennett's signature trestle table comes together in this video blog series

  • Garry Bennett Trestle Table: Table TopVideo: Garry Bennett Trestle Table: Table Top

    with Asa Christiana

    Learn how Garry Bennett's signature trestle table comes together in this video blog series

  • How to Make Thick, Light TabletopsHow to Make Thick, Light Tabletops

    by Brian Sargent

    How do you make a contemporary tabletop that's 3 to 4 in. thick that can still be lifted without the use of a crane? Simple ... use torsion-box construction. Not ...

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