Cabinet Making

Coved Doors on the Tablesaw

Coved Doors on the Tablesaw Make beautiful raised panels without a router table and expensive bits. By George Vondriska The tool of choice for most small-shop woodworkers who want to make raised panels is the router: A large one, generally 3 hp,hung in a router table, plus a set of specialized bits.  But what if you...

AW Extra 12/5/13 – Making Curved Doors

Making Curved Doors Kerfkore flexible panels handle curves with ease. By Brad Holden Curved doors and panels add elegance to any project, especially kitchen cabinets. Making these complicated parts requires careful planning and building. The task can be made much easier by using a flexible panel product called Kerfkore (see photo,...

How to Make Through Dovetails

How to Make Through Dovetails By Mario Rodriguez A blanket chest is the perfect project to further develop—or test—your dovetailing skills. You'll find the complete plans for this chest in AW #157, December/January 2012. In that article, I skipped over the fine points of how I cut the dovetails. Here, in...

AW Extra 2/14/13 – Drawer Slides

Drawer Slides Nine Models for Nine Situations By Brad Holden Open the drawer of a well-made modern cabinet. How do the slides feel? They should be effortless, smooth and precise.  You have more than a dozen types of slides from which to choose. For that perfect glide, the trick is to...

AW Extra 11/15/12 – Glass for Woodworking

Glass for Woodworking By Brad Holden Once you delve into the world of glass, you may find there’s no turning back. Glass is a versatile material. When you want to display a cabinet’s contents, a glass door panel lets your favorite china, glassware or collectables shine. Stained or textured glass, also...

AW Extra 10/25/12 – Frameless Cabinet Joinery

Frameless Cabinet Joinery Hassle free and fast By Dave Munkittrick I’ve always liked the clean, modern look of cabinets built without face frames. My early attempts involved building plywood boxes first and applying hardwood edging later. But cutting, fitting, gluing and clamping each edging piece was frustratingly slow — and that...

AW Extra 12/20/12 – Making Cathedral Doors

Making Cathedral Doors A complete recipe for making beautiful cathedral raised-panel doors. By George Vondriska Cathedral raised-panel doors are beautiful, but they can be intimidating to make. After many years of teaching students how to make these doors, I’ve got a trick or two up my sleeve to simplify the process...