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MISSION IN TRANSITION. A bright stain finish and ebonized pulls impart a modern air to a table with the rigid lines and exposed-joinery detailing of Mission furniture.

finish to give the piece a less rustic feeling. In seeking a lighter overall appearance, I dimensioned parts on the thin side and left open spaces on either side of the spindles. And for the drawers I adapted an original pull to create a handle—a scoop in the drawer front covered with an ebonized mahogany crosspiece—that I hoped would give the table a personality of its own.

PERMANENT LOAN. LeBlanc saw a hammered-copper pull on an original Stickley piece and borrowed the design, reworking it with jazzy curves and colors (left).

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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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