Our cover project is an adaptation of a classic Craftsman furniture bookcase, made from solid wood with distinctive joinery and a hidden drawer. Inside we feature a Folding Campaign Table, built by Mario Rodriguez; a classic example of early knock-down furniture. And this month’s “I Can Do That” project is Contemporary Bookshelves. Marc Adams continues his series of articles on A Better Way to Work with techniques for using the thickness planer, and Bob Flexner tackles the 7 Myths of Polyurethane. The first of a three-part series on the work of Greene & Greene, by David Mathias, showcases these masterworks in never-before published photos. We also look at the fine points of Federal Furniture with Rob Millard, a modern master of the style. Adam Cherubini continues work on a chair in Arts & Mysteries, and Rob Porcaro presents techniques for making Multiple Through Mortise-and-tenon Joints. We also welcome Marc Spagnuolo (a.k.a. The Wood Whisperer) to our pages, as a regular columnist.
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