July 2020Issue Number: 268
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Pit your puck-placing skills against friends in this bartop beauty. It's made of laminated solid maple, just like the big boys, and four easy-adjust feet ensure a dead-level playing surface. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
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Refacing cabinets makes them virtually brand new, but costs significantly less than replacing them. You can use the savings to add luxurious touches, such as self-closing drawers and soft-close doors.
Beautiful waterfall grain wrapped from the top to the sides, three roomy drawers, and a large work surface make this desk perfect for working from home. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Shop Test: Trim Routers
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These pint-size power tools prove handy and effective for light-duty tasks. We tested 15 popular models—both corded and cordless—head to head to find the Top Tools and Top Values.
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Tired of lawn furniture that blows away or barely lasts a season? Stout but simple construction guarantees the little time spent building this lounge will be repaid with years of relaxation. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Simple Guide to European Hinges
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Shopping for these hidden hinges can be dizzying with so many types and makes to choose from. Here's how to select and install them.
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Take your chisels to the work in a case that protects both you and the sharpened blades. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
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Thin is in! Lighten your load by carrying cash and cards without the usual back-pocket bump. Make your own plywood with layers of contrasting veneers. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Circular Saw Blade Basics
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Moreso than the *brand* of saw blade, getting the correct *type* of blade determines the quality of your cuts. Here's what you need to know.
Why You Need a Bench Hook
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This simple reversible jig is indispensable for hand-tool tasks, such as joinery and sizing project parts. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Tip of the Day
Let your guard down for circ-saw safety
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