Author Archives: David Thiel

About David Thiel

David Thiel is executive editor of Popular Woodworking Books.

The lower stretchers tie into mortises cut in each of the four legs. I made the mortises 1/2" wide.

Wright Coffee Table

Arts & Crafts furniture builders offered a decent variety of pieces at the beginning of the 1900's, but coffee tables weren't on the list. But if Frank Lloyd Wright had given it a try, we think it might look like this.

We tested all of the routers with the standard base attachment, but many of the trim routers are offered in kit form with multiple bases. The two most common accessory bases are an offset base (at left) and a tilting base.

Trim Routers

Born out of the laminate industry, these routers are great tools for all kinds of woodworking projects.

VIDEO – The Drawer Book – Blooper Reel

When asked to add a video component to The Drawer Book (available in July from Popular Woodworking Books), our intrepid editors were happy to oblige. We did manage to produce 30 minutes of useful information about drawer hardware, but along the way there were some...glitches. Happily, they last less than two minutes...