Learn about selecting and laying out project pieces for the best wood grain and appearance. Find out how to work with figured wood species to maximize their beauty in your woodworking projects.
Learn how to select the best grain structure from your lumber. WOOD magazine's Jeff Mertz show
Learn how to orient the grain to make the best looking raised panel door. WOOD magazine's Jeff
Learn how to layout your boards to give your chest that wrap around look. WOOD magazine's Jeff
I want to build a hall table with continuous grain along the apron and drawer fronts. How can I cut out the fronts, leaving the apron intact, while avoiding large reveals around the drawer fronts?
Often, when I rout, plane, or joint stock, especially figured wood, small chunks of wood tear loose from the surface, leaving it as pockmarked as the moon. What should I do differently?