Furniture Construction

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  • Build a Desk in a DrawerBuild a Desk in a Drawer

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The top drawer of this bureau is what's known as a "butler's desk," a Shaker design where a writing surface and cubbyholes are discreetly hidden behind what looks ...

  • 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. ...

  • Clamp pads stay put during glue-upsClamp pads stay put during glue-ups

    byR. Honeycombe

  • 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 ...

  • Make a Country HutchMake a Country Hutch

    by Andrew Hunter

    With its open top and decorative side cutouts, this cabinet has its design roots in the 17th century. It relies primarily on nails for strength. The box-joined ...

  • Stylish Coffee Table with Sleek LinesStylish Coffee Table with Sleek Lines

    by Jacques Breau

    This coffee table draws design inspiration from the Danish mid-century period. Its floating top, pencil-roll edge and angled legs add pizzazz. The use of floating ...

  • 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

  • Alignment fixture for wide glue-upsAlignment fixture for wide glue-ups

    byChuck Lakin

  • 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 Build Storage into Any BedHow to Build Storage into Any Bed

    by Tony O'Malley

    Take advantage of what has traditionally been wasted space by building storage drawers into your bed. This design has six drawers underneath that provide as much ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bowfront Wall CabinetBowfront Wall Cabinet

    by Matt Kenney

    Add vacuum-press veneering to your woodworking skill set by building a bowfront cabinet that features a subtle curve on its flush front and a beautiful mix of cherry, ...

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