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March 2015

Issue Number: 231
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Contemporary Dining Room Chair Woodworking Plan

Combining graceful contours with robust design, this elegant cherry dining chair is the perfect companion to the hutch (GR-01048) and dining room table (GR-01052). A combination of graceful curves and robust design, this chair proves as sturdy and comfortable as it is attractive. To ease construction, the simple joinery is machined when the stock is flatäóîthe graceful curves and tapers are added later.

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Tool Chest Woodworking Plan

Nothing beats a rolling tool chest for keeping a shop organized. It stores your most-used tools close by, but can be easily moved out of the way. Unlike most heavy-duty commercial tools chests, this one can be created inexpensively using a few sheets of Baltic birch plywood and readily available hardware. You can customize it to your exact needs and have the satisfaction of admiring your work every time you pull open a drawer.

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Loft Bed and Desk Woodworking Plan

Space-saving and straightforward in its construction, this loft bed supports a full-size mattress above a generous worksurface and two storage shelves within a 68-1/4" x 101-1/2" footprint. The compact unit fits easily into a child's room, a college dorm room, a city apartment or anywhere else you'd like to make the most use of floor space. Knockdown hardware holds it all together, so you can easily disassemble and move it.

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TV Frame Woodworking Plan

Unlike the console TVs of the past, today's super-thin flatscreen monitors have little character, just simple black frames. But the HD image on the screen shouldn't get to steal the show. Select a wood species that matches your decor and dress up your drab TV with built-up moldings that you make yourself.

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5 Essential Tablesaw Jigs Woodworking Plan

Get dead-on crosscuts, create dadoes, cut pieces to identical length, make tight tenons, rip straight edges on boardsäóîthe list of jobs these jigs can tackle goes on and on. Using only a half-sheet of 3/4" plywood and some jig hardware, all five jigs should take only a weekend. And from there forward, you'll realize it was a weekend well spent, as these jigs help improve and expand your woodworking.

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