Four Ways to Make Tapered Legs

We explore methods to help you find the one that works best. Sit four woodworkers down at the same table and you’ll get four different opinions (or more) on how to do things – such as how to make tapered legs. Here each of the four authors chooses his...

10 Tricks for Tight Joints

Learn some of our editor’s favorite ways to get seamless rock-solid joints. Close the gap on your substandard joints with these tips that our editors picked up after decades in the shop. With photos. What you get: Step-by-step photos advice on building and...

Casework Construction: Beginning Principles

This opening chapter in our seven-part series covers terminology history and design principles behind great casework. This opening chapter in our seven-part series covers terminology history and design principles behind great casework. If you’re building a...

Mortises & Tenons for Tables

This strong and so-called “advanced” joint is just a clever combination of rabbets and grooves. This strong and so-called “advanced” joint is just a clever combination of rabbets and grooves. We show you how to cut mortises and tenons with one...

Gluing up Flat Panels

Three easy steps – joint glue and clamp – help you create perfect panels. Most projects have at least one panel. Stop the slippery sliding madness and learn the best way to create flat ones perfectly every time. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on...

Fitting Inset Doors

Achieving a good fit with consistent gaps is a hallmark of craftsmanship. The key to achieving an even reveal is preparation. Make good parts and the gaps will fall perfectly in place (with just a little handwork). What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building...

Properly Pegged Joints

Digging into whether or not reinforcing a mortise and tenon with a peg makes it a stronger joint. Reinforcing a mortise and tenon with a peg makes it a stronger joint. Or does it? We take a close look at what it does and how to do it. What you get: Step-by-step photos...

Casework Construction: Wood Selection and Prep

Choose the best wood for your project. Choose the best wood for your project plywood or solid wood and get it ready to go. David outlines when to use solid wood when to use plywood and the simple steps to ensure a successful project. What you get: Step-by-step photos...

The Right Way to Prepare Lumber

To true your wood with your joiner and planer the steps you follow are critical to your success. To true your wood with your joiner and planer the steps you follow are critical to your success. These time-tested procedures are the best way we have found to produce...

Woodworking Essentials Chapter 5: Advanced Table Saw Joinery

This download will show you how to make woodworking joints on the table saw with and without jigs. This download will show you how to make woodworking joints on the table saw with and without jigs. Find out how to cut compound miters on your table saw. Learn to make...