Michael Dunbar used hand tools to build this narrow cupboard, which is based on an antique design. Though you can use machines to replicate the joinery and construction processes detailed in this article, the hand-tool techniques described here are not particularly complicated, and using these traditional methods offer the opportunity to hone hand-tool skills, as well as end up with a handsome piece of furniture. Detailed project plans are included, along with step-by-step instructions for building hand-cut frame-and-panel doors and a dovetail case. Also included are definitions for a variety of classic edge profiles.

From Fine Woodworking #165