Pressed for time? In the workshop, just as everywhere else, it's tempting to take shortcuts in the hope of getting quicker results. But this is one place you should not yield to the temptation. From choosing what to build to buying lumber and milling it, from cutting joints to assembly and finishing, a mistake made or a corner cut will show in the final product. Follow these tips, take your time, and the results will be worth it.

From Fine Woodworking #214