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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tricks of the Trade: Shooting Board for Veneer

There isn’t much to this essential jig but you’ll get a lot out of it. How do you get a perfect joint when book matching and gluing up veneer? You use this shooting board. Clamp the veneer between the top and bottom pieces of this jig and use a jointer plane on its...

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...

Best Oak Money Can’t Buy

Learn how to produce stock for joinery projects. The Best Oak Money Can’t Buy by Peter Follansbee Learn how to produce stock for joinery projects. Peter Follansbee will guide you through looking for wood that is dead-straight and free of branches knots and other...

Four Good Ways to Build Drawers

Our staff offers simple strong and fast ways to make this important furniture component. Our staff offers simple strong and fast ways to make this important furniture component. Includes detailed instruction and step photos for building sliding dovetail drawers hand...

20+ Shop Storage Tips

Get your woodworking shop organized with this essential woodworking tips collection. Organizing your shop has never been easier. With this collection of 20+ shop storage tips you’re sure to have your shop in order in no time. Not only will you be more productive...

4 Proven Finishes for Oak:

A good finish should highlight the best characteristics of the wood it goes on. A good finish should highlight the best characteristics of the wood it goes on. Learn finishing techniques for mission oak golden oak deep dark red oak and simple but nice oak. What you...