This month’s cover project 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 and gives basic tips on Turning for Furniture Makers. You’ll learn how to improve the look and feel of your handplanes by Making Totes & Knobs for Handplanes. Adam Cherubini gives his Philadelphia chair A Period Finish and Bob Flexner walks you through The Thick & Thin of Veneer Repair. Our I Can Do That column features a handsome Simplified Stickley Bookcase and 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? and Rob Porcaro shows you how to build shop-made Dovetail Markers. Plus Letters, Tricks of the Trade and more!