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  1. Two Ways to End Up with Great New Cabinet Doors

    Diagram of the construction of a custom cabinet door

    Should you make your own cabinet doors and drawer fronts or buy them? It's a good question to ask yourself, whether you are a professional cabinetmaker, a weekend woodworker, or just someone who has a kitchen that needs a little updating.

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  2. Options for Updating Your Kitchen Cabinets

    White painted above counter kitchen cabinets

    Ready for a great new kitchen? You're not alone, and there are good reasons for taking on the project.

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  3. Raised Panel Door Tools and Techniques

    Shop-made raised panel door on a cabinet

    Raised panel doors have long been a hallmark of fine cabinetry. Unfortunately, many hobbyists and weekend woodworkers think that making cabinet doors requires years of woodworking experience.

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  4. Clamping Tips for Edge Gluing Panels

    Using bar clamps to aid in panel glue-up

    What are the best practices for gluing up a panel? Try these tips to improve your panel-making tasks.

    A well-made panel should be flat, sturdy and have an overall grain pattern that looks like it grew that way. Achieving these goals takes thoughtful assembly and good technique. Here are a few suggestions that can help.

    Updated 10/20/22

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  5. Drawer Building Options

    Assembling two drawers for a sideboard

    As you may have discovered, there are many ways to build a drawer box. What's your favorite? Whatever it is, your method of choice almost certainly reflects the importance you place on durability, aesthetics and last but not least, getting done fast.

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  6. DIY Pneumatic Clamping System

    pneumatic clamping system

    If you build woodworking projects that require repetitive clamping, then the Rockler Pneumatic Clamping System will save you time and might also improve your results. This clamping system applies instant pressure with the flip of a switch. Their speed makes them ideal for repetitive clamping tasks, such as for face frame assembly, and as hold-downs or push clamps for drill presses and CNC tables. The clamps slide into standard T-track for easy adjustability, and they can also be screwed down for more permanent clamping fixtures.

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  7. Veneering: Skin-deep Beauty

    Macassar ebony wood flitch-cut veneer strips

    Veneering is a time-honored technique that has enhanced woodworking for centuries. Is it time for you to give it a try?

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  8. Silicone Glue Applicators and Project Mats

    silicone glue brushes

    The Rockler family of Silicone Glue Applicators and Project Mats are designed to keep glue where it belongs: in the container, on the brush, or on your project. The silicone material is easy to wash with water, and dried glue easily peels off for long-lasting service - even fully dried polyurethane glue cracks and peels right off. Choose from more than fifteen different glue brushes, rollers and spreaders for perfect glue applications on any size project.

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