Pinned rabbets are attractive, durable, and much easier to make
A few tools let you create any shape imaginable
Take the backache out of sheet goods and make better cuts, too
An approach to seeing and building that launched a generation of furniture makers
Krenov’s genius didn’t stop at furniture
How to get started creating beautiful panels
Pre-finish parts and then control squeeze-out for a fast, flawless finish
Reach for this simple tool when others reach their limit
Several readers criticized Peter Turner for not installing special hinges on his blanket chest (“Hickory and Ash Blanket Chest,” FWW #203) that prevent the lid from falling—a life-threatening hazard for…
For cleaner cuts, look beyond the basic combination blade
Edge-jointing and glue-up
Add Krenovian details to your next cabinet-on-stand
Q: I recently made a table that didn’t turn out how I planned. The legs looked thin in my drawing, but now that it’s made, they look much thicker. What…
Q: I’ve just started making furniture and am about to buy my first chisels. What types and sizes should I start with? Chuck Morgan, Seattle, WA A: Bench chisels are…
Q: Some of my Forstner bits are getting a little dull. How do I sharpen them? Del Fussel, Parker, CO A: Sharpening a forstner bit isn’t difficult. All you need…
Q: I recently bought some kiln-dried red oak, but when I jointed and planed it, the underlying wood was gray rather than red. What would cause this, and will it…
Q: I want to stain a mahogany table to match some antiques. How do I match that deep brown color of older mahogany? Elmer Kreisel, Towson, MD A: More important…
Despite its delicate appearance this display cabinet is rigid and quite strong
A shellac polish finish can be a very attractive option for cabinets or other low-wear objects.
How to use a boat-tail scraper to make a flat platter
A large dome scraper gives smooth cuts in changing grain
Christian Becksvoort reflects on his 20 years as a contributing editor
Get an introduction to all of the episodes in this video workshop series and learn a great technique for designing furniture with scale models.
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