Shaker-Style Shop Cabinet

Every shop can use more storage. This set of cabinets looks as good in the shop as they would in the home. Project #2411 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 Days • Cost: $1000 Get full details [...]

Three Drawer Chimney Cupboard

Seven solid joints comprise this sturdy custom storage unit. Bonus: View the SketchUp Model. There’s a backstory to this chimney-cupboard project. I had planned a week off to renovate the [...]

Back Rabbets

The fastest way to rabbet the back of a cabinet is to do it all at once, after the cabinet is assembled. Unlike rabbeting individual pieces before assembly, I don’t have to worry about where to [...]

Classic Door Joinery

How to make strong mortise and tenon joints with a plunge router and a tablesaw. Imagine turning the clock back 500 years and visiting a fellow woodworker in any large European town. You could [...]

Wall Hung Basswood Cabinet

Simple construction and elegant design make this cabinet a welcome addition to any decor. Project #2403 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 2 days • Cost: $100 Ever work much with dowels? Many [...]

Easy Frameless Cabinet Joinery

A hassle-free fast track to frameless cabinets. I’ve always liked the clean, modern look of cabinets built without face frames. My early attempts involved building plywood boxes first and [...]

Hook for Inset Doors

Have you ever closed an inset door in a cabinet you were building and found that you couldn’t open it, because you hadn’t added the knob yet? Well, I have. Here’s an easy, effective solution: [...]

Cabinet Jacks

I usually work alone, but when I install upper cabinets, I always enlist the help of two shop-made cabinet jacks. They’re steadier than an extra pair of hands. The jacks stand on the lower [...]

Roy Underhill’s Nail Cabinet

It’s a crate. It’s a cabinet. It’s useful shop furniture. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. One of the enduring [...]

How to Install Butt Hinges

For this work, hand tools are better than power tools. Fitting butt hinges is exacting work. For precision, you might think that power tools are the way to go, but I always turn to a small set of [...]

Mini Curio Cabinet

This small-scale curio cabinet is the perfect size to sit on a shelf, or in a bookcase. Project #2222 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 3 Days • Cost: $200 If you’re like me, you spent your [...]

Mini Shelf Pins

For small cabinets, I prefer to use small, discreet shelf pins that I make myself. I also make sleeves for the pins to fit into. Sleeves help hold the pins firmly in place. I make the pins from [...]

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