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July/August 2015

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On the Cover: Build a classic Shaker lap desk

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Features Page

BUILD A SHAKER LAP DESK

by Christian Becksvoort

Celebrate pen and ink with this quintessential case
24

TOOL TEST: BACKSAWS THAT CAN DO IT ALL

by Chris Gochnour

The versatile carcase saw will cut most joinery—our expert picks the best of a bumper crop
32

ONLINE EXTRA

TAPERED SLIDING DOVETAILS ARE EASIER THAN YOU THINK

by Timothy Rousseau

This wonder joint simplifies assembly and makes cabinets bombproof
38

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STYLISH DETAILS ENLIVEN A LOW DRESSER

by Michael Pekovich

Frame-and-panel design keeps the look light and the construction manageable
46

GET STARTED SPRAYING

by Teri Masaschi

Learn the basics, and get a high-quality finish fast—you may never pick up a brush again
54

BUILD AN HEIRLOOM BOX

by Bob Van Dyke

Book-matched veneered top makes this simple box shine
62

BUILD LIGHTER, STRONGER FURNITURE

by Garrett Hack

Use thin parts and innovative joinery to make light, durable pieces
69
Departments Page
CONTRIBUTORS 8
LETTERS 10
METHODS OF WORK 12
TOOLS & MATERIALS 16
DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK 20
READERS GALLERY 74
HANDWORK 78
MASTER CLASS 82

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HOW THEY DID IT 89
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