Fine Woodworking

Photos, except where noted: Tom Begnal; individual shelf and product shots: Michael Pekovich

BISCUITS

Strength: Fair

Appearance: Excellent

It's easy to fix a shelf in place using biscuits. And, because the biscuits are hidden when assembled, there is no joinery, support parts, or hardware to distract the eye. Use at least two biscuits on each end of the shelf. Add a third if there's room. The jig shown at right is a good one to use here because it helps to align the biscuits horizontally from one shelf side to the other.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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