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  • 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 ...

  • Three Ways to Clamp a DrawerThree Ways to Clamp a Drawer

    by Matt Kenney

    To achieve the perfect fit between drawer and pocket that every furniture maker wants, you need to use a handplane—removing small amounts from each side of the ...

  • From Firewood to FurnitureFrom Firewood to Furniture

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Michael Fortune turns gnarly logs into parts fit for furniture....

  • Vertical-Grain, Stepped Drawer FrontsVertical-Grain, Stepped Drawer Fronts

    by Jonathan Binzen

    See how a pair of bandsaw jigs helped Michael Fortune turn a rough log into decorative wedges that he used to provide a stepped surface for drawer fronts on a walnut ...

  • Butternut BeautyButternut Beauty

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Garrett Hack mixes classic styling with playful details in his butternut cabinet....

  • Carved Pulls Give a Handmade TouchCarved Pulls Give a Handmade Touch

    by Timothy Coleman

    There are times when a traditional door or drawer pull doesn’t seem right, or is not practical, as in drawers located behind doors. For these situations, a pull ...

  • Dreaming of Going Pro?Dreaming of Going Pro?

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Ever wondered if you could make a living at woodworking? Even for the most talented furniture makers, it’s a struggle. And in the wake of the economic meltdown ...

  • Make Veneered Doors Look Like Solid WoodQ & A: Make Veneered Doors Look Like Solid Wood

    by Michael C. Fortune

  • Not-Quite-Secret DrawersNot-Quite-Secret Drawers

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn the details of how Garrett Hack installed the "secret" side drawers in his butternut cabinet....

  • Reviving the Tambour DoorReviving the Tambour Door

    by Scott Ernst

    Tambour doors are an elegant and easy way to close a cabinet when traditional doors won't work, or just when you want something different. They are ideal for shallow ...

  • A Journey to BombéA Journey to Bombé

    by Thomas McKenna

    A bombe chest is a tour de force for a woodworker, requiring a combination of excellent technical skills, eye for detail, and period furniture acumen to pull off. ...

  • Easy Fix for a Gappy GluelineEasy Fix for a Gappy Glueline

    by Gregory Paolini

  • Great Glue-Ups, GuaranteedGreat Glue-Ups, Guaranteed

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Glue up panels, edging, joinery, and casework with maximum success and a minimum of stress. Michael Fortune's formula for successful glue-ups starts with remembering ...

  • 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 ...

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