The cover project for the November 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking is an LVL workbench where an 18th-century workbench design is met with a modern material: laminated veneer lumber.
John Wilson uses basic tools and straightforward techniques to guide you through building a classic Shaker swing-handle carrier.
Charles Bender shows you why secret drawers are as fun to make as they are to discover.
A knockdown computer desk creates portable storage for a computer tower and books.
Kevin Glen Drake reveals how a mini-lathe won’t break the budget.
Find basic tips on turning for furniture makers.
You’ll learn how to improve the look and feel of your handplanes with the Making Totes & Knobs for Handplanes article.
Adam Cherubini gives his Philadelphia chair a period finish.
Bob Flexner walks you through the thick and thin of veneer repair.
Our I Can Do That column features a handsome simplified Stickley bookcase.
We put the American “Bad Axe” Saws to the test in this month’s Tool Test.
Marc Spagnuolo answers the question of whether it’s better to build or buy.
Rob Porcaro shows you how to build shop-made dovetail markers.
Detailed article previews are below. Online Extras (downloads, etc.) for this issue can be found inside each article.
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