A pro's jigs and tips simplify joinery on chests of any size
Two readers hone their skills with help from our expert
English-walnut sideboard demonstrates how grain patterns can take a piece to the next level
Automotive polish makes it fast and foolproof
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Dazzling tabletop, step by step
An elegant border for a sunburst tabletop
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The border around the veneered center of a tabletop can have a strong voice, or it can serve its purpose with a whisper
Ming Dynasty furniture is characterized by a simple, elegant aesthetic, but features complex joinery
Two readers hone their skills with help from our expert in this multi-part video series
Traditional oil-and-varnish finish is repairable and easy
The easiest way to get matched boards is by buying boules or flitches of lumber.
Use an electric polisher and automotive polishing compound to create a mirror finish in no time
Learn how to create this decorative tabletop and surround it with one of three beautiful borders. Plus watch a free video on tuning and using a veneer saw.
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