Wood Finishing Basics

Understand the fundamentals. A wood finish is a clear, transparent coating applied to wood to protect it from moisture and to make it look richer and deeper. This differs from paint, which is a [...]

Great Woodshops: Living the European Dream

A St. Louis physician spent years assembling the perfect shop. The problem with many “dream shops” is that their visionaries never wake up and get on with building any furniture. There’s nothing [...]

Three-legged Occasional Table

Steam-bending or bent laminations can be used to make this eye-catching design. The design of this table is part of a series that I revisit from time to time. The original concept for the series [...]

Shaker Wall Cupboard

A classic form from the New Lebanon Shaker community is easy to build in a few hours. If you don’t like nails, then perhaps you should turn the page. This small wall cupboard from the New Lebanon [...]

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