Safely make shaperquality molding on your tablesaw without fancy jigs

His how-to story has a picture-perfect ending. In fact, you might want to round up some spectators for applause in the final steps. Richard Tendick has developed a safe, simple technique to help you make narrow, complex picture-frame stock using nothing more than a tablesaw. That's right, there are no routers or specialized jigs and sleds to make, either. With Richard's system, you actually glue the frame before the final cut. The fun comes when the frame is cut loose from the square stock....

Fig F Plywood Layout

Plywood Layout

Want to fill your whole wall even around a window with enough storage for a whole library You can do that The shelves of our bookcase can easily be made longer than 8 ft. by staggering the plywood pieces when you glue them together. If you measure carefully you'll even be able to hide the joints under the vertical partitions. Use a biscuit joint below the window openings to keep the vertical partitions lined up. Need a small bookcase No problem. You can make this bookcase smaller, too. You can...

A retro table with sleek lines and soft edges

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...

Anchor It To The Wall

It's important to anchor this bookcase like all tall bookcases to the wall. Bookcases tend to be unstable, and adding books and such can make the situation even worse. Once an unanchored bookcase starts to fall, there's little stopping it. Always anchor bookcases and other tall furniture to the wall, especially if small children are around. Mark the inside of the groove on the wall after standing the bookcase against it. the wall with screws and wall anchors see Sources, page 108 . Align the...