Install The Molding

To dress up the case, I added some skirt and belt molding, as in Fig. 10. But before installing the molding, you'll need to add filler strips to the front of the case so the molding stands proud when the doors are attached. A wide skirt filler T is fitted across the bottom and a narrow belt filler U strip is attached to the front of the keyboard shelf, as in Fig. 10c. The skirt molding V and the belt molding W have a similar profile. The main difference is the width. Because the belt moldings...

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If you'd like even more woodworking tips, there's a simple solution. Just visit us at our web site and sign up to receive a free tip via email every week. I build a lot of small proj- The table top has a cen- ects for gifts. And one of the challenges of these types of projects is gluing and clamping parts this size. To solve this problem, I made a T-shaped, auxiliary table that clamps in the vise on my workbench, as shown in the photo at left. There's really not much to it. It's built from two...

Large Drawer Front

NOTE Drawer fronts and backs are 3a stock and drawer sides are V2 stock After the case and base are assembled, you can start work on the nine drawers that fill the case. Except for their sizes, they're all identical and the joinery is pretty easy. Just a locking rabbet, front and back Fig. 4b . Start by cutting the drawer fronts K, L, M and backs N, 0, P to size from stock and the drawer sides Q, R, S from V2 stock. I gave the drawer fronts plenty of clearance Vie on all four sides of their...

Wax Caulk Seal

Nut And Washer Sizing Guide

I've tried everything to keep my tubes of caulk from drying out and nothing seemed to work. Nothing that is, until I tried dripping candle wax into the tip of the tube. Now it stays soft and ready to use. If you have an original shop tip or woodworking technique, we would like to hear from you and consider publishing your tip in one or more of our print or electronic publications. Just write down your tip and mail it to us Woodsmith, Tips and Techniques, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa...

Milk Paint

To give my aged-paint finish a really authentic look, I decided to use the real McCoy old-fashioned milk paint You can use flat latex paint and achieve a similar look. Before the days of pre-packaged paints, milk paint was often the only paint available locally. It was basically just a mixture of milk, lime, and pigments and could be mixed up whenever it was needed. Why A An antique milk paint finish can make a new project look like it was discovered in Grandma's attic. Just use your...