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March 2013

Issue Number: 217
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Phone-Charging Station Woodworking Plan

If your kitchen counter turns into a rat's nest of charging cords for your family's cell phones, MP3 players, and tablet computers every night, then you need this discreet under-cabinet electronics valet. It mounts easily beneath a kitchen cabinet, hinges down for access, and includes a tip for creating a one-cord solution for charging multiple devices.

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Heirloom Rolling Tool Cabinet Woodworking Plan

The inspiration for this cabinet came from the steel mechanics' tool chests seen in so many garages. But why settle for metal. This classed-up version of the rolling tool cabinet is beautiful enough to pass for fine furniture. Included for free: the satisfaction of having built an heirloom piece with smooth-gliding drawers, brass hardware, and concealed casters.

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Paper-clip Caddy Woodworking Plan

Mysteriously, metal paper clips cling to the top of this wood turning. The secret, of course is a rare-earth magnet tucked away just below the domed top. With a cleverly hidden and nearly invisible joint, friends and coworkers will wonder how you got the magnet in there.

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Build-to-Suit Study Desk Woodworking Plan

Two base arrangements with the same footprint—a front-facing pedestal and a side-facing bookcase—let you customize this desk to fit your space. Biscuit joinery and edge-banded plywood simplify this project and lend it a modern style that will look equally at home in the den and the dorm room. As a bonus, this article includes tips for inexpensive and easy spray-finishing.

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