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  • Asian-Flavored ApprenticeshipAsian-Flavored Apprenticeship

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Aaron Levine's quilted Western maple and lacewood tansu chest offers lessons in veneering, NK-style drawers which are screwed together, and adding wheels, which ...

  • How to Build Beautiful Cases from PlywoodHow to Build Beautiful Cases from Plywood

    by Craig Thibodeau

    There's a lot of creative freedom in building cases with veneered panels. Veneer makes it possible to use a variety of exotic woods and dramatic figure, and wrapping ...

  • Side-Hung DrawersSide-Hung Drawers

    by Michael Cullen

    Side-hung drawers are grooved on the sides and slide on wooden runners. Since their seasonal movement is almost entirely in height, they are made to fit snugly ...

  • Dress Up Your Drawer FrontsDress Up Your Drawer Fronts

    by Steve Latta

    Burl veneer and cock beading work together as beautiful and functional details on period furniture. Steve Latta used these classic design elements in his Federal ...

  • Keep Your Doors ClosedKeep Your Doors Closed

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Take your furniture to the next level with handmade spinner latches. Christian Becksvoort demonstrates two go-to latches for cabinet doors—an interior, back-mounted ...

  • Putting the Primal into Production: Dean PulverPutting the Primal into Production: Dean Pulver

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Dean Pulver combines the efficiency of machine work with the satisfaction of handwork to make his innovative tables. He got his production acumen from years of ...

  • Two Pulls That Pack a PunchTwo Pulls That Pack a Punch

    by Ross Day

    These two pulls will add panache to doors and drawers of all sizes. They can be scaled all the way up for an entry door, graduated in size for a chest with drawers ...

  • How to Make Custom MoldingsHow to Make Custom Moldings

    by Garrett Hack

    Beautiful moldings add a lot to a piece of furniture, and you don't have to be limited by the profiles of your router bits to make them. Garrett Hack advises that ...

  • How to Tame Tricky Glue-UpsHow to Tame Tricky Glue-Ups

    by Michael C. Fortune

    The key to all glue-ups—especially those on curved parts—is that the clamping pressure must be at an exact right angle to the glueline, and centered on the joint. ...

  • How To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by HandHow To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    The doors on Andrew Hunter's country hutch are rock solid. The rails and stiles are joined with haunched through-tenons, which are suited to hand-tool woodworking ...

  • Tradition with a TwistTradition with a Twist

    by Jonathan Binzen

    The rules of joinery and wood movement are observed in John Lee's curvy chest of drawers, even as the maker cast aside all traditional notions of design. Learn ...

  • How To Build Perfect DrawersHow To Build Perfect Drawers

    by Gerald Curry

    Follow these steps by seasoned furniture maker Gerald Curry to build drawers that are solid and stable, made to fit each pocket precisely. From the basics of construction ...

  • Prevent Springback in Bent LaminationsQ & A: Prevent Springback in Bent Laminations

    by Adrian Ferrazzutti

  • Flawless Hinges in Fine FurnitureFlawless Hinges in Fine Furniture

    by Steve Latta

    Although a butt hinge consists of little more than two pieces of metal connected by a knuckle joint, it can provide a lifetime of service in anything from cabinets ...

  • How to Fit an Inset DoorHow to Fit an Inset Door

    by Steve Latta

    Learn a foolproof approach to fitting an inset door. All you need is basic handplaning skills and this step-by-step method. This is a companion article to Steve ...

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