We shadowed two experienced makers and installers of custom cabinetry to bring you simple tips and tricks that will keep your built-in projects (and your sanity) “on the bubble.”
Weekend With WOOD is an educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more.
Make a photo or video log of your tools for protection in the unlikely event of a natural disaster, fire, or burglary.
You don’t need artistic talent to etch a nifty nameplate.What you need is ferric chloride.
Simple plans you can use to build urns for indigent veterans
Three-way-miter-joint parts flow into a delicate point at the corners.
No matter the size of your shop, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having a piped network of compressed air.
Building a project from reclaimed lumber creates a piece with instant character, not to mention the green benefits of salvaging some wonderful material. But freshly cut edges and ends lack that time-worn patina and stick out like a sore thumb. With a little trial and error, plus a mix of finishing techniques, you can have your reclaimed-lumber projects looking good as old.
To demonstrate, we built the chairside chest from issue 229 (November 2014) using pine shelving rescued from a shut-down, century-old shoe store.
Virtually every cabinet you build uses rabbet joinery somewhere: for lock-rabbet drawers, on inset doors, as a recess to house the back of a bookcase. A rabbeting router bit helps you make them all.
3 ways to keep screws hidden away and under cover