November 2010 #186

Popular Woodworking November 2010 issueThe Popular Woodworking November 2010 issue’s cover project is a hanging corner cupboard by Mark Arnold. It’s much easier to build than it looks.

Ron Herman reveals why the forgotten miter box works just as well today as it did when the tool was used to build this country.

Marc Adams continues his series on veneer in his second installment. You’ll learn how to cut, glue and sand veneer.

Discover a traditional trick used by carpenters to help fit doors with ticking sticks.

In the first of a series of articles, Michael Dunbar assists with aging your projects gracefully using tricks to add artful wear and tear to a piece of furniture.

Charles Bender teaches you how to build a rare William & Mary bookstand.

The I Can Do That project is a set of contemporary shelves.

George R. Walker explores the use of ornamentation in furniture design, and shows how it can add spice to your work.

Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, etc.) can be found inside each article.

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Online Extras: November 2010 Issue

Online Extras for the November 2010 issue include the free SketchUp model for the Hanging Corner Cupboard, the free SketchUp model for the Contemporary Shelves, the complete SketchUp model for the William & Mary Bookstand and more.


End Grain: Repurposed, Reimagined

Morgan library pieces get extended shelf life. By Brendan Isaac Jones Page: 64From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowThe call came as monumental calls do – in the middle of hanging upper cabinets.“My name is D—, and I need you to build me two walk-in closets using J.P. Morgan’s Library.”I sent...


Flexner on Finishing: Wiping Varnish

A method of brushing onto a complex surface. By Bob Flexner Pages: 54-56From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowWiping varnish might be the most popular hand-applied finish used by woodworkers. It’s popular because it’s just as easy to apply as oil finishes but much more moisture, scratch, heat and solvent resistant.You...


Aging Your Projects Gracefully

Part 1: Adding wear and tear to a piece is like writing a convincing tale of fiction. By Michael Dunbar Pages: 50-53From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowIt’s your day off. So, you go into your shop to make a new piece of furniture. How do you want it to look...


Fit Doors with Ticking Sticks

A traditional trick used by carpenters can help you fit doors into almost any irregular opening. By Carl Bilderback Pages: 48-49From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowFitting inset doors into a face frame cabinet is a task that even veteran cabinetmakers would rather avoid. Unless the corners of the face frame...


Cut, Glue & Sand Veneer

Part 2: Simple and inexpensive tools are the core of a successful veneering job. By Marc Adams Pages: 40-47From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowFor nearly 30 years I have worked with veneer as one of my principal materials in all my furniture pieces. What I enjoy the most about working...


The Forgotten Miter Box

Once common, the miter box has been relegated to garage sales. Here’s why you should find one for your workshop. By Ron Herman Pages: 36-39From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowI build houses for a living, and I have a full array of power equipment at my disposal. Yet, when I...