Mortise-and-tenon joinery and outdoor-friendly materials ensure a long, happy life
These must do more than follow a straightedge
What's behind the FWW tests, plus the editor's top picks
Build better jigs, tables, cauls, and cabinets with phenolic plywood
Phenolic plywood makes this jig slide smoothly over the tablesaw's rip fence
Four attractive ways to handle wood movement in a solid-wood shelf
In just seconds, get a tool ready for honing
We test 9 models, and show how to use these invisible slides in all types of cabinetry
Fast-drying, wipe-on blend builds quickly for a durable finish
As they say at Indy, start your engines. Here's how to mix and apply a durable, fast-drying wiping varnish.
Irion Company fills a house with 90 of the finest pieces of American period furniture
Learn tips on reproducing period furniture using books, a trip to see the original, and a full-size plan
A beginner’s guide to biscuit joinery
Make coopered curves with an innovative clamping jig
Test your finish before it’s too late
A blade that works for resawing doesn't always work for cutting tight curves. What you need to know about choosing blades, in part one of a 9-part series answering questions about bandsaws.
Q: When making mortise-and-tenon joints, glue squeeze-out gives me trouble. If I wipe it off with a wet sponge, some of the glue gets into the wood pores and shows…
Q: Our eight-year old kitchen cabinets need refinishing, and I would like to use a water-based finish. Is that a good choice? If so, can I apply it over the…
Q: I have a humidor that I built and lined with Spanish cedar. The trouble is, the cedar leaks sap, which then collects on the cigar boxes. Every six months,…
Q: While planing the solid-wood edge-banding on a plywood tabletop, I accidentally planed through the veneer, leaving a small but unsightly nick. Can I repair this without having to remake…
Q: I recently did a glue-up that required more clamping pressure than usual. I used Jorgensen clamps with soft-plastic pads. When I removed the clamps, the pads had left stains…
Once you try this method of squaring the ends of a workpiece, you may think differently about power tools
A six-part video series with Gary Rogowski. Here, in Part 1, he describes the smartest way to have more than one router on hand.
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