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September 2017

Issue Number: 248


September 2017 Page: 68


Post up an eye-catching project that improves your home’s curb appeal. Mounted outside to accept the daily mail, or sitting inside to collect papers, keys, and more, this handsome box makes a statement while it holds your bills. Plan available in the WOOD Store.

Murphy Bed

September 2017 Page: 44


Transform almost any room into nighttime guest quarters in minutes with minimal effort. Tug on the door pulls and the spring-balanced mechanism almost effortlessly lowers the queen-size mattress. Lift the end of the bed platform and it easily tucks away. Build just the bed, a bookcase or two, or the whole ensemble. Plans available at the WOOD Store.

Shop Test: Belt/disc Sanders

September 2017 Page: 38

There’s an old adage that says combination tools perform multiple tasks, but none very well. Although that’s often true, it’s simply not the case for the six sanders in this review. These combination machines performed admirably at both belt and disc functions. Adding one to your shop would be a smart decision.


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