November 2019Issue Number: 264
No faux mullions and muntins in this classic case. Matching rail-and-stile router bits make the job easy. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Shop Test: Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sanders
These smooth operators clean up all the right curves in all the right places. Our shop tests reveal the top tools.
Inlaid Tea Tray
Learn the art of line-and-berry inlay while building this beauty. Then use the technique to embellish a panel in any project. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Finishing with Oil/Varnish Blends
These easy-to-apply blended finishes penetrate the wood, form a light film on the surface, and provide the feel and look of a “hand-rubbed” finish in a satin sheen.
Table for Two
A single table for two (or even three) routers conserves shop space, saves time, and improves efficiency. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Here’s what you need to know about dropping drawers, from simple to sophisticated, into your projects.
Kitchen Vegetable Bin
Preserve apples and vegetables safe from pests on the sturdy shelves of this ventilated cabinet. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
This perfectly sized box showcases its contents as well as your woodworking chops. Wood hinges and box joints add simple elegance. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, learn about special projects made from sycamore trees that got their start on the moon.
Successfully Finish Curves, Corners, and Crevices
The woodworking world isn’t flat, so explore these sanding and finishing tips to keep bumps from becoming hurdles.
Tip of the Day
Just a scuff is enough
Today’s super-durable polyurethane finishes don’t stick to themselves the way layers of shellac or... read more