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over books on Wright, Gustav Stickley, the Greene brothers and the Craftsman period. This wall-hung cabinet became much like the upper part of a hutch, with the lower part modeled after the dining-room server in a 1907 Greene brothers' house.

The center cabinet is deep enough to stack plates on shelves and to place two tall Wright candlesticks in front of the shelves. The doors ride on cup hinges, and the pulls are handmade from ebony. The hard squareness of the ebony ornaments balances the random black streaks of the spalted-maple door panels.

To me, cherry is a wood that is both majestic and very democratic. It's perfectly in sync with Stickley's writings about the Craftsman ideal, so I used cherry for the main carcase and the book-matched end panels, stiles and rails. The crown molding is coved 011 the table saw, and it is based on a 1910 mantel clock designed for Stickley.

A Table-Saw Jig for Cutting Coves

The hanging wall cabinet I designed is reminiscent of the Prairie school of architecture and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. One element that gives the cabinet that feel is the broad crown molding. I cut the cove on my table saw using an adjustable jig.

The design for this eminently simple jig grew out of a system I had devised for attaching featherboards to my table saw. Flic jig consists of a board with a K-in. wide slot cut down the middle. This fence is held tight against the table by two -in. bolts that grip theT-slots milled in the top of my table saw (drawing on the facing page). The jig makes it easy to adjust the angle at which stock is cut, and the bolts ensure that the jig won't move during cutting. If your table has square slots instead of I-slots, you could attach the jig with the

Expanding Furniture

same kind of expanding plugs that hold down featherboards. Or you could make your own expansion plugs from wood or aluminum stock that is split so that it widens as a screw is inserted.

Coves are created by running stock over the saw blade at an angle. A cross section of a cylinder at an angle greater or lesser than perpendicular to the vertical axis will appear as an oval. I his means that if you run the stock perpendicular to the blade for parallel to the shaft), you will get a section of a circle. At an angle, out of parallel with the shaft, the section will be oval. The shape of the cove can be varied by adjusting this angle. You can use different-size blades to put a tighter curve m a smaller area.

CROWN MOLDING COVED ON A TABLE SAW. The shallow coving and the large overhangs of crown molding for the cabinet help give it the Prairie-house look the author intended.

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Cherry, spaited maple, walnut, and ebony.

Oil and wax.

An Adjustable Fence for Cutting Coves

Table Saw Cove Molding

Table-saw top

Wing nut

Washer

Fence

1-ln. washer ground to fit T-slot in table

3/s-in. bolt brazed to washer

Different Miter Crown Cabinets

Wing nut

Table-saw top

1-ln. washer ground to fit T-slot in table

Washer

3/s-in. bolt brazed to washer

Fence

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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