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  1. Best Finish for My Ceramics Table Top?

    Selecting butcher block tabletop

    What type of wood table and finish would stand up to working with clay?

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  2. Video: Turning an Office into A Bedroom

    Plywood bedroom cabinet and built-in closet space

    In this video, Chris Salomone turns a home office into a spare bedroom.

    Chris Salomone builds what is basically a closet and a dresser and shelving unit in one. The room

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  3. Cyanoacrylate: Everything You Need to Know

    Bottles of Stick Fast cyanoacrylate glue and accelerant

    What is cyanoacrylate glue? Finishing expert Michael Dresdner takes a closer look at this interesting glue.

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  4. How to Cut Plywood Squares Diagonally

    Making a diagonal cut using a crosscut sled

    How do you safely cut diagonals on the table saw?

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  5. A Complete Shutter System

    Measuring slats to install in a shutter

    Build movable or fixed-louver window shutters in any size using an innovative online Design Wizard and Jig-It drilling jigs. Chris Marshall gave the system a try — and a big "thumbs-up."

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  6. Video: How to Build a Picnic Table

    April Wilkerson's picnic table and benches project

    In this video, April Wilkerson upgrades a picnic table to a new piece with detachable benches..

    Everyone needs a good picnic table, including April Wilkerson's mom and

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  7. Introduction to Steam Bending Wood

    steam bending kit with coat hook project

    In this Rockler demonstration you'll learn how to use the Rockler Steam Bending Kit to bend pieces of wood to form interesting pieces. The basic techniques you'll need to get started are demonstrated to make a set of coat hooks. You can find the plan for these coat hooks in the July/August 2021 issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine.

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  8. Modern Farm House Table Project Plan

    modern farm house dining table

    This farm house dining table project is an instant classic. The familiar features of a traditional farm house table are refined with modern details. In this case the table was constructed from soft maple, but you can choose any hardwood you prefer. The substantial frame parts are joined with Beadlock floating tenons. The new Beadlock Pro Jig makes it easy to form the mortises for the Beadlock tenons with only a drill driver.

    Project design and plan by Huy Huynh from Alabama Woodworker.

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