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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 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, ...

  • Build a Louisiana Creole TableBuild a Louisiana Creole Table

    by Greg Arceneaux

    This table, a close reproduction of an original built around 1800, is a wonderful example of Louisiana Creole style. The legs are cabriole and the bottom edge of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Benchtop Jig Ensures Square Glue-UpsBenchtop Jig Ensures Square Glue-Ups

    byMichael Born

  • Blanket Chest by HandBlanket Chest by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    Country designs, like that of this blanket chest, fit into a wide variety of settings and are perfect projects to develop your hand-tool skills. This dovetailed ...

  • From Firewood to FurnitureFrom Firewood to Furniture

    by Jonathan Binzen

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

  • Jig Helps Square Up Large PanelsJig Helps Square Up Large Panels

    byMaxime Tanguay

  • 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 ...

  • Build a Vanity CabinetBuild a Vanity Cabinet

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This vanity has great proportions and simple lines, with a mirrored door that is simple to make. All the joinery is cut at the tablesaw using a dado set. The door ...

  • 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 ...

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