Subscribers, get ready to watch your mailboxes; the June 2010 issue mails next week. In the meantime, you can watch some of the free videos right now for the June issue at popularwoodworking.com/jun10 (and check back , we’ll have a couple more free videos posted on June 19), and read all of the online extras.
Here’s a peek inside the issue:
– The cover story for June is a reproduction Queen Anne dressing table (shown above), built by Senior Editor Glen D. Huey. While it looks high-style, it’s a fairly simple build. Sure, there’s some work to shape the cabriole legs and carve the trifid feet, but none of it is technically difficult , and Glen’s free video shows you how to make those curvaceous legs (keep the hot melt glue handy!). The interior of the project, copied from a period original, really is a piece of cake (for that, you’ll have to wait for the magazine to arrive). But, you can get a look at the traditional drawer slips now, in another free video.
– David Charlesworth gives you his tried-and-true methods for setting up a scraper plane , a plane that’s one of your best weapons against pesky tear-out.
– Another period reproduction you’ll find in this issue is an atypical Shaker side table from the White Water Shaker Village, made out of walnut. Editor Christopher Schwarz built this piece out of locally sourced lumber to match the original in spirit as much as possible. But some of the table’s details were just too strange to replicate , so Chris took a few liberties with the build. On the outside, this table looks exactly like the original; on the inside, you’ll find a more usual drawer.
– You’ll discover how to make inlay for curves, from Federal-style furniture maker Rob Millard , the only special tool needed is a cheap hose clamp. Plus, you can learn how to incorporate the curved inlay into your project by watching Rob’s free video.
– “Design Matters” columnist George R. Walker writes about how mouldings are used to play with light and shadow, and emphasize a form.
– Our “I Can Do That” project is a picnic of a build , literally. It’s a picnic table that’s at home in an urban loft or in your backyard (just choose your wood and/or finish accordingly if it will be exposed to the elements).
– Dale Barnard shows you how a simple plywood jig (only three pieces of stock!) that can help you make perfectly placed through-tenons every time. And, you can find out more about Dale and his work on an HGTV episode of “Modern Masters.”
You’ll find extras for all these stories and more at popularwoodworking.com/jun10.