Remove Waste With Chisel

With the resurgence of the mid-century Modern style in furniture, I thought I'd have some fun with this classic little coffee table. I used teak because it was the wood of choice for the Danish Modern style in the 1960s and 1970s. The same can be said for the round tapered legs and the soft, rounded edges and corners on the top. The impressive, curved, solid-wood edging on the table looks more difficult to make than it is (see Curved Corner Edging, page 73). After the top is done, building the...

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Assemble a huge case from five smaller, easy-to-build units. Must you angle a fence to saw an absolutely straight line Yup, and this one is easy to adjust. Turn a perfectly tapered leg with a few simple aids. American Woodworker Subscriber Service Dept., RO. Box 8148, Red Oak, IA 51591-1148, (800) 666-3111, e-mail AWWservice rd.com A complete index is available online at www.americanwoodworker.com Copies of Past Articles Photocopies are available for 3 each. Write or calf American Woodworker...

Support With Lock

Some are specialized, others are used mainly for aesthetic purposes and some will save you money if you are using a lot of them. Use pins with a collar when the holes go ail the way through a partition. Colored supports blend with the cabinet. Plastic supports are about half the price of metal supports. Supports with locking tabs will keep the shelf in place see Sources . Sources Woodworkers Hardware, 800 383-0130, www.wwhardware.conn 5-mm self-centering bit, VBS gt MM, 21. 5-mm spoon shelf...

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Add glue blocks C9 behind the crown molding for added strength Photo 11 . 36. Screw the crown assembly to the top of the bookcases and add the top panel CIO . 37. Add the door and drawer pulls see Sources, right . 38. With the building completed, you can now disassemble the bookcase sections, do a final sanding and apply a stain and topcoat finish. I choose a dark stain see Sources and then applied a satin lacquer topcoat using an HVLP spray gun. Woodworkers Supply. SCO 645-9292,...