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  • AW Extra 2/14/13 - Drawer Slides

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 26, 2009
    Drawer Slides Nine Models for Nine Situations By Brad Holden Open the drawer of a well-made modern cabinet. How do the slides feel? They should be effortless, smooth and precise. You have more than a dozen types of slides from which to choose. For that...
  • AW Extra 1/10/13 - Make Crown Molding on the Tablesaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 24, 2009
    Make Crown Molding on the Tablesaw By Tim Johnson Finding factory-made crown molding to match your cherry or walnut dream project isn’t so easy. Most lumberyards only stock crown molding in pine and oak. Ordering by mail is slow and expensive, especially...
  • Haunched Mortise & Tenon

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Haunched Mortise & Tenon 13 steps for making a super-strong joint. By Tom Caspar Of all the variations on the mortise and tenon joint, this is one of the best. The haunch – that short little stub tenon at the top of the joint – adds strength...
  • AW Extra 12/20/12 - Making Cathedral Doors

    by Tim Johnson     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    Making Cathedral Doors A complete recipe for making beautiful cathedral raised-panel doors. By George Vondriska Cathedral raised-panel doors are beautiful, but they can be intimidating to make. After many years of teaching students how to make these doors...
  • AW Extra 7/12/12 - Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls If you’re after a sleek, clean look, a wooden pull that’s an integral part of a door or drawer front is a great solution. By Brad Holder You can make integrated pulls yourself using a router table and a few...
  • AW Extra 10/25/12 - Frameless Cabinet Joinery

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 8, 2009
    Frameless Cabinet Joinery Hassle free and fast By Dave Munkittrick I’ve always liked the clean, modern look of cabinets built without face frames. My early attempts involved building plywood boxes first and applying hardwood edging later. But cutting...
  • AW Extra 8/30/12 - Stile and Rail Joinery

    by Tom Caspar     Friday, February 20, 2009
    Stile and Rail Joinery A reversible stile and rail cutter makes perfect-fitting frames for doors and cabinets without dowels, mortises or biscuits. By Tim Johnson One of the best buys you can make for your tablemounted router is a set of stile and rail...
  • Coved Doors on the Tablesaw

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, February 20, 2014
    Coved Doors on the Tablesaw Make beautiful raised panels without a router table and expensive bits. By George Vondriska The tool of choice for most small-shop woodworkers who want to make raised panels is the router: A large one, generally 3 hp,hung in...
  • AW Extra 11/15/12 - Glass for Woodworking

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Glass for Woodworking By Brad Holden Once you delve into the world of glass, you may find there’s no turning back. Glass is a versatile material. When you want to display a cabinet’s contents, a glass door panel lets your favorite china, glassware...
  • How to Make Through Dovetails

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    How to Make Through Dovetails By Mario Rodriguez A blanket chest is the perfect project to further develop—or test—your dovetailing skills. You'll find the complete plans for this chest in AW #157, December/January 2012. In that article...
  • AW Extra 12/5/13 - Making Curved Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    Making Curved Doors Kerfkore flexible panels handle curves with ease. By Brad Holden Curved doors and panels add elegance to any project, especially kitchen cabinets. Making these complicated parts requires careful planning and building. The task can...
  • AW Extra 12/19/13 - Tips For Applying Tee Molding

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, December 13, 2013
    Tips For Applying Tee Molding Looking for a quick, easy way to put a durable edge on a project? By Brad Holden Tee molding might be the perfect answer. Installation could not be simpler: just rout the slot and tap the molding in place. There’s no...