Finish and add the hardware

1 Mortise the back rail (B) and back trim piece (U). for the hinges. Note that the middle hinge is centered, whereas the other two are positioned 4" in from each end.

2 Sand the chest smooth, especially the cedar lining, which will remain unfinished. Use masking tape and newspaper to mask the lining, and apply the finish of your choice. (We stained our chest first, then applied several coats of polyurethane, using steel wool between coats.) Remove the tape and newspaper.

3Install the hinges. Then, attach the iid support (see the Buying Guide) and spacer block, where shown on Drawing 4 on page 90.

Note: Cedar slowly loses its aroma over time. Revive the fragrance by lightly sanding with 220-grit sandpaper. You also can plane a solid piece of cedar, put the shavings in a nylon or sock, and place it in the chest for use as a pomander

Produced by: Marlen Kemmet Product design: James R. Downing Illustrations: Randall Foshee; Bill Zahn Photographs: Jim Kascoutas

Cutting Diagram

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Materials List

L

Matl. Qty.j

A bottom rails

51/2"

44"

0

2

B top rails

2Vz"

44"

0

C stiles

U7"

2W

I8V2"

0

4

D mullions

2W

I2V2"

0

~2~

E side stiles

y4"

2V8"

I8V2"

0

4

F side top rails

21/2"

141/4"

0

2

G side bottom rails

3/4"

5V4"

141/4"

0

2

H side panels

W

131A"

111/2"

OP

2

I front panels

W

13'/2m

111/2"

OP

3

J rear panel

111/2"

43"

OP

1

K* bottom panel

W1

163/16"

45'5/ie"

OP

L* bottom liner

i6y.6"

45%"

CP

1

M front/back liners

w

14"

451/2"

CP

N side liners

14"

151/4"

CP

O'side molding

1/4"

W

153/4"

0

P* front/back molding

W

1/4"

451/2"

0

2

Q* front/back base molding

3/4»

3"

48'/2m

0

1

R* side base molding

3/4"

3"

18"

0

~ir

S* side lid molding

18"

LO

~2~

T* front lid molding

VA'

481/2"

LO

1

U back lid trim

VA"

461/2"

0

~r

V* lid liner

Vi"

16%

461/2"

CP

W* lid panel

461/2"

OP

"Parts Initially cut oversize. See the instructions. Materials key: O-oak, OP-oak plywood, CP-cedar plywood, LO-laminated oak. Supplies: #8x1 '/i" brass flathead wood screws, 1 ,/2x2i/2m brass butt hinges (3), 1/2" brads, stain, finish, 0000 steel wool, contact cement.

Buying Guide

Router bit. W high-speed steel veining bit, Craftsman no. 26330. To order, call your local Sears store, or go to www.sears.com. Counterbalanced lid support. Catalog no. 26179. Rockier Woodworking and Hardware, 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, MN 55340. Call 800/279-4441 to order, or go to www.rockier.com.

Steel-reinforced construction, modular knock-down design, and timeless styling make these shelves a triple treat. They're the ideal solution for students as well as families on the move. And because they're finished on all sides, they look just as good as a room divider as they do against a wall.

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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