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Learn how to cut these essential casework joints. by Bill Hylton Arts & Crafts Byrdcliffe Cabinet An unusual and stunning piece, this project is a great way to learn basic cabinet construction. This rock-solid oint isn't difficult to make once you know the proper steps. We supply the basics, plus information on some advanced techniques. Drawers are simply boxes inside a box. So stop dreading them and start building them - we show you two great ways. Knowing how to properly set up a good set...

Material Comments

When 1 build a project for my family, I'll come up from the shop and the first words out of their mouths are usually something like-. Aren't you done male ing my (corner cabinet, entertainment center. Morris chair, carved weasel) yet.' Well, this time the joke was really on them. 1 went down to the shop at 8 a.m. one day and by 5 p.m., this bookcase was sanded, assembled and ready for finishing. They were shocked. There's nothing fancy about this basic bookcase unit, but it does hold a ton of...

From The Editor

Hands down, the most useful tool in your shop is the gray matter between your ears - the storehouse of knowledge. There are many clever tools available to woodworkers hut none so clever as our brain, with its ability to learn, store and then apply accumulated knowledge. Just think for a moment about the information contained in this one issue. It goes a long way toward reaching fundamental information about working wood to build furniture and cabinets, but as experienced woodworkers know,...

Panels

Making perfectly flat panels that look like they grew that way is possible by following just a few simple rules. Lonnie Bird is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood The Taunton Press and teaches woodworking. You can learn more about his woodworking classes at lonniebird.com, For several years I was fortunate to live down the road from a logger. When he would come across a tree he drought might interest me, he'd give me a call. I'd excitedly put on my hoots and gloves and...

Basics

Making a built-in is easy once you understand scribing, fitting strips and French cleats. Here's a solid lesson in all three. Comments or questions Contact Dim at 513-531-2690 ext. 1407 or chris.schwarz fwpubs.com. Making built-in furniture isn't tough-I've seen lots of f rst-ttu e woodworkers build passable bookshelves that fit in the nooks by their fireplace. However, making built-ins that bug the wall, sit level and are anchored firmly to rhe house requires a little more know-how. With a...