November 2010

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.

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End Grain: Repurposed, Reimagined

Morgan library pieces get extended shelf life. By Brendan Isaac Jones Page: 64 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now The 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...

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Flexner on Finishing: Wiping Varnish

A method of brushing onto a complex surface. By Bob Flexner Pages: 54-56 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Wiping 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...

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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: 50-53 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now It’s your day off. So, you go into your shop to make a new piece of furniture. How do you want it to look...

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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: 48-49 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Fitting inset doors into a face frame cabinet is a task that even veteran cabinetmakers would rather avoid. Unless the corners of the face frame...

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Cut, Glue & Sand Veneer

Part 2: Simple and inexpensive tools are the core of a successful veneering job. By Marc Adams Pages: 40-47 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now For 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...

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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: 36-39 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now I build houses for a living, and I have a full array of power equipment at my disposal. Yet, when I...

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Hanging Corner Cupboard

Scrollwork and a tombstone panel door add a stylish challenge. By Mark Arnold Pages: 30-35 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now A 7'-tall corner cabinet is impressive, but can be a daunting project for someone with little shop time. Traditional corner cupboards require a commitment – not just of time and resources,...

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I Can Do That: Contemporary Shelves

Construction lumber dressed up for display. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 28-29 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now For sturdy, attractive and affordable material to build these shelves, bypass the fancy stuff at the front of your local home center and head for the back where they keep the lumber intended for...