Swedish Trestle Table

This classic design is at home in settings both rustic and modern. PROJECT #2007 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 days • Cost: $500 My home is a 150-year-old farmhouse situated in the middle [...]

Mark-Free Drilling

Sometimes drilling a hole in a finished piece of wood is unavoidable. I keep a pad of sticky notes nearby for this purpose. I put the sticky note roughly over the area where the hole is to go. [...]

Simple Acts of Kindness

When there’s so much uncertainty in the world, it’s awfully nice to be able to put my hands on real, tangible things that give me comfort. Sharp tools, a pile of lumber and a project provide [...]

FastTrack Simple Sharpening System

Tool: Fasttrack MK2 Bundle Manufacturer: MPower MSRP: $140 First released more than 15 years ago, the newest iteration of M.Power’s Fasttrack Sharpening system adds a few user-friendly upgrades [...]

Metabo HPT Cordless Sliding Miter Saw

Tool: MultiVolt 36-Volt Corded/Cordless Miter Saw Manufacturer: Metabo HPT MSRP: $669 (includes battery) The Metabo HPT® MultiVolt 36-Volt Corded/Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound [...]

Sliding Door Stereo Cabinet

A modern approach to joinery yields perfect miters. Project #2009 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 3 days • Cost: $250 I have a definite affinity for Mid-Century furniture. There’s just [...]

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