Author Archives: Troy Sexton

Tight-fitting dovetails don't require a big jig or years of experience with a back saw, just a few tricks, your router and a band saw.

$19.99 Dovetail Jig

Seems to me that most people think there are only two ways to cut half-blind dovetails: by hand or with a jig that can cost as much as $300. There's a much better way.

Behind the left door are five 3/4"-thick adjustable solid-wood shelves, perfect for heavier games and books. Behind the right door are 10 1/4"-tempered Masonite shelves, perfect for storing letterhead, envelopes, CDs and other home-office related items.

Shaker Storage Cabinet

With two different shelving systems, this face-frame cabinet stores light or heavy stuff. Just look at these drawings, techniques and plans to see for yourself.

Begin building the top by gluing and nailing the side splash pieces to the back splash pieces. I like to hold the back splash in place using a vise to keep everything in line as it’s nailed together.

Country Dry Sink

Check out these free woodworking plans for an updated version that still preserves the form of the traditional dry sink.