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Beds – FineWoodworkingFree Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine WoodworkingTwo Techniques for Bed-Bolt AlignmentBuild a Beautiful Bed

http://www.finewoodworking.com/category/beds/feed Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/hack-long-planes-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Our collection of six free woodworking plans offers a variety of furniture articles from the pages of <em>Fine Woodworking</em> magazine—from coffee tables and beds, to a classic six-board chest, and even a dedicated sharpening station for hand tool enthusiasts—you’re sure to find a woodworking project that inspires.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <div class=”owl-carousel off”> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.9746835443038″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200257/harvest-table-becksvoort_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”11.518987341772″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107271/terrific-table-plans”>5 Plans for Terrific Tables</a></p> <p>We’ve made a small selection of our most popular members-only plan articles totally free. From Shaker dining and harvest tables, to a folding vineyard table that’s simple to store, we’ve got you covered.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.3754646840149″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/rodriguez-coffee-table_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”10.14126394052″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57705/free-plan-mahogany-coffee-table”>Mahogany Coffee Table</a></p> <p>Designed in the Scandinavian style by Mario Rodgriguez, this coffee table features legs with bandsawn arches shaped by spokeshaves and other hand tools. The legs are joined by stretchers that support a floating top, which features breadboard ends.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.3846153846154″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/miller-shaker-bed_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”10.153846153846″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2127/free-plan-build-a-shaker-style-bed”>Classic Shaker Bed</a></p> <p>In this 16-page excerpt from furniture pro Jeff Miller’s book, Beds, Miller outlines the construction of this contemporary full-size bed based the common construction elements used in traditional Shaker furniture.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”6.4903846153846″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/sharpening-station_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”8.6538461538462″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22474/free-plan-a-dedicated-sharpening-station”>Dedicated Sharpening Station</a></p> <p>Hand tool woodworker Tom Fidgen guides readers through the construction of a dedicated sharpening bench in this eight-part series. Follow along and download the free project plan.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”5.9613259668508″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/dunbar-six-chest_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”7.3370165745856″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13139/free-plan-six-board-chest”>Six-Board Chest</a></p> <p>Windsor chair maker Mike Dunbar’s six-board chest is a faithful reproduction of an 18th-century original. It’s the perfect project to hone your hand tool skills.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”6.9705882352941″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/splay-leg-table_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”9.2941176470588″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35234/free-woodworking-plan-build-a-splay-legged-table”>Splay-Legged Table</a></p> <p>With subtle details like cockbeading around the underside of all four aprons and an under-beveled top that fools the eye into thinking it’s thinner and lighter than it really is, Garrett Hack’s Splay-Legged Table oozes gracefulness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <button class=”button__carousel-trigger js-carousel-trigger”>Launch Slideshow</button> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 21:02:06 +0000 article Free Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine Woodworking – FineWoodworking Six furniture plans from the pages of Fine Woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200300/hack-long-planes-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Six furniture plans from the pages of Fine Woodworking Free Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine Woodworking – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200300/hack-long-planes-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking Beds Casework Workbenches http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment <p>If you read Martin McClendon’s article about making a <a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/articles/article.aspx?id=125714″ title=”Greene and Greene: Master the Details”>Greene and Greene bed</a> in <em>Fine Woodworking</em> #231 (Feb. 2013), you might have asked yourself how he lined up the hole in the bed rail for the bed bolt with the hole for the barrel nut. That’s a great question, because it can be hard to do. Here are two different ways to do it, and both work equally well. Regardless of which one you choose to use, start by drilling the couterbore and clearance hole in the leg (both at the drill press), then put the leg on the bed rail tenon and use a handheld drill to make the bed bolt hole in the bed rail. (The leg acts as a guide to keep the hole as perpendicular to the rail’s end as possible.) Drill as deep as you can, take the leg off, and then finish the hole. Now you’re ready for a jig.<br/></p> <h3>The notch in Christian Becksvoort’s jig allows you to quickly mark the centerpoint of the barrel nut’s hole.</h3> <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192100/011196092_01.jpg” alt=””/><p><strong>The notch in Christian Becksvoort’s jig allows you to quickly mark the centerpoint of the barrel nut’s hole.</strong></p> <p>Insert a bolt into the stretcher, and the jig hugs the bolt to align itself with the hole you drilled. The jig’s dimensions are determined by the length of the bolt you use and the thickness of the post.Make the jig from scrap. Two tabs on the underside, equal in length to the thickness of the post minus the counterbore for the bolt head, will straddle the bolt.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_02_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_02.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>Designate a front end of the jig, insert the bolt between the tabs, then mark and cut a notch in the front edge at the point where the bolt protrudes. In use, the notch will be aligned over the bolt’s centerline, and halfway along the threaded area. Mark the stretcher at the notch to establish the nut-mortise location.</p> <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_03.jpg” alt=””/><br/>Using a square, mark in the mortise dimensions, then drill and chisel out the mortise. Repeat the process for the remaining bed bolts. <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_04.jpg” alt=””/><h3>On Mike Pekovich’s jig, the edge of the block represents the centerline of the bolt hole. Measure along the edge to locate the nut hole’s centerpoint, then you can quickly find it’s centerpoint on the bed rail.</h3> <p><strong>On Mike Pekovich’s jig, the edge of the block represents the centerline of the bolt hole. Measure along the edge to locate the nut hole’s centerpoint, then you can quickly find it’s centerpoint on the bed rail.</strong></p> <p>I drill the bed-bolt hole into the end of the bed rail as straight as I can, but you don’t need to drill the hole precisely at 90° to get the holes for the bed bolt and its nut to intersect precisely. Then, with a dowel and a simple layout jig, I locate the centerline of the hole and the center of the bed-bolt nut.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-01_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-01.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>The jig consists of an 1/8-in.-thick hardboard piece glued into a kerf cut in block of wood. The kerf is set in from the edge of the block at half the diameter of the bed-bolt hole.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-02_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-02.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>I insert a dowel the size of the hole in the bed rail, then snug up the jig against the dowel. The edge of the guide block gives me the bolt hole centerline, which I draw on the inside face of the rail. Along this line, I locate the center of the hole for the bed-bolt nut. This guarantees good results even if the bolt hole is off a few degrees.</p> <a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192103/align-bed-bolts-03_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-03.jpg” alt=””/></a> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 02:03:10 +0000 Matt Kenney article Two Techniques for Bed-Bolt Alignment – FineWoodworking Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192108/011231032_greene-greene-bed-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze Two Techniques for Bed-Bolt Alignment – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192108/011231032_greene-greene-bed-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment Beds Construction Installing Hardware http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153551/011184034-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Building a bed means working large-scale, with long rails, wide headboard assemblies, tall posts. The four projects shown here, made by some of the best woodworkers in the country, can help you cut that work down to size. They feature clear, helpful instructions and detailed drawings. You can also order complete plans for two of these projects from our plan store. Take a look:</p><table class=”show_design_border” cellspacing=”10″ cellpadding=”10″ width=”100%” bgcolor=”#F4E4B3″><tbody readability=”8.1960784313726″><tr readability=”7.5055350553506″><td><img title=”” height=”148″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153549/011184034_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”7.4888059701493″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=25401″ target=”_self”>A Pencil-Post Bed</a><br/><em>by Lonnie Bird<br/></em>Figured wood, subtle details, and a rich finish bring charm and elegance to this traditional design. <strong>Plus:</strong> Watch a <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/Gallery/GalleryImage.aspx?id=25466″ target=”_self”>video</a> with Lonnie Bird describing the bed’s design and construction details. You can also <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/pencil-post-bed-project-plan-011052.html” target=”_blank”>order a full-sized plan</a>.</p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”3.45″><td><img title=”” height=”85″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153549/011156044_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”4.5762711864407″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2787″ target=”_self”>Arts and Crafts Bed</a><br/><em>by Gary Rogowski<br/></em>An <em>FWW</em> contributing editor shows you how to use a router to create smooth curves and tight joinery. You can also <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/arts-and-crafts-bed-project-plan-011054.html” target=”_blank”>order a full-sized plan</a>. </p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”8.2588235294118″><td><img title=”” height=”134″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153550/011113042_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”8.25″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2357″ target=”_self”>Making a Sheraton Bed</a><br/><em>by Philip C. Lowe<br/></em>This award-winning woodworker shows you how to handle the most challenging part of this period-furniture piece–the posts. He explains how to make the blanks, turn and reed them, and put everything together. </p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”5.4230769230769″><td><img title=”” height=”124″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153551/011197083-build-a-sleigh-bed_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”6.3190661478599″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=30244″ target=”_self”>New Twist on a Sleigh Bed</a><br/><em>by Charles Shackleton<br/></em>X-shaped back slats and hand-carved curls on the legs link this bed to furniture that Shackleton designed as an homage to fork-back chairs of his native Ireland. Jigs and templates simplify the construction .</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +0000 Fine Woodworking editors article Build a Beautiful Bed – FineWoodworking Here’s a portfolio of project ideas from FWW experts. All with step-by-step instructions that show you how to handle the trickiest parts of construction. Complete project plans are also available. http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153552/011184034-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Here’s a portfolio of project ideas from FWW experts. All with step-by-step instructions that show you how to handle the trickiest parts of construction. Complete project plans are also available. Build a Beautiful Bed – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153552/011184034-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed Beds Beds – Other

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In my last blog, I showed the first phase of constructing the Cutting Board for an undermount kitchen sink. I showed the development of the two main components – the center section and the two breadboard ends. In this blog, I finalize the construction by creating the joinery.

There are many advantages to having breadboards in an application like this, but this complicates the joinery. The breadboard grain direction is at right angles to the mid section, therefore creating a cross-grain issue with wood movement. The breadboard ends must allow expansion and contraction of the center section, otherwise creating cracks. To allow this relative movement, the breadboards are not glued full length, rather fastened with screws (in this case) that can adjust within slots, rather than tight shank holes. I glue in the center tenon only.

Here is the exploded model (in back edges format) showing the detail joinery.

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The following video shows the detail joinery to allow this flexibility and relative movement of the components.

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Built-ins – FineWoodworkingOxford Inspiration for Homemade BalustradeA Short History of Built-in Furniture

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.finewoodworking.com%252Fcategory%252Fbuilt-ins%252Ffeed%252F%26max%3D5&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/04/21/oxford-inspiration-for-homemade-balustrade http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2008/04/21/oxford-inspiration-for-homemade-balustrade <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153053/99930220-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>A balustrade at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England, captured Fred Ziegler’s imagination when he studied there in the 1960s. The <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Christ_Church_Cathedral_nave.jpg” target=”_blank”>interlocking arches</a> intrigued him and the design rattled around in his brain for years. Decades later, he finally excised the pattern by incorporating it into a <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153051/99930220_02_xl.jpg” target=”_blank”>balcony</a> in his new timber-framed home.</p><p>Ziegler crafted the columns from reclaimed 100-year-old factory beams made of Douglas fir. He turned the arch segments on a 36-in. faceplate lathe. The challenge was to adapt the original limestone design to wood and master the geometry of the intersecting arches. Watch the slideshow (click on the button above) for details on how he completed the project.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153051/99930220_01_xl.jpg” target=”_blank”><img title=”Old Cook’s Mill” align=”left” alt=”Old Cook’s Mill” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153051/99930220_01.jpg” border=”0″ vspace=”5″ hspace=”5″/></a>The balustrade is just one of many notable fixtures on Ziegler’s property. He and his wife retired to West Virginia and bought an 1857-era water-powered mill (left). They’ve since worked to turn the <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.cooksoldmill.com/index.html” target=”_blank”>Old Cook’s Mill</a>  into a center for traditional crafts. They installed woodworking equipment in the mill itself, set up a forge building for metal work, and are preparing another outbuilding for weaving. Ziegler houses his collection of antique woodworking tools in a fourth outbuilding.</p> <p><em>Photos: </em><em>Steve Brightwell, Beckley, W Va.</em></p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/32794/30220.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 Fred Ziegler article Oxford Inspiration for Homemade Balustrade – FineWoodworking See an intricate balustrade come together using a shopmade lathe and reclaimed Douglas fir http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/04/21/oxford-inspiration-for-homemade-balustrade http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153054/99930220-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image See an intricate balustrade come together using a shopmade lathe and reclaimed Douglas fir Oxford Inspiration for Homemade Balustrade – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153054/99930220-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/04/21/oxford-inspiration-for-homemade-balustrade Built-ins Turning Faceplate Turning http://www.finewoodworking.com/2005/09/12/a-short-history-of-built-in-furniture http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2005/09/12/a-short-history-of-built-in-furniture <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05152011/IMG568-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Although strictly an oxymoron, since by definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, the term <a class=”link-dark” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2878″>built-in furniture</a> may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements that provide the same function as their movable namesakes. Sometimes, indeed, the term may refer to a separate piece of furniture that has been fixed in place and which now employs part of the surrounding architecture as an integral part of its construction, such as a wall that forms the back of a built-in cabinet.</p><p>The concept is not new, the earliest examples being wall benches, settles, and aumbries that date back to the Middle Ages, all originally built as architectural features, but which subsequently developed into stand-alone pieces of furniture.</p> <p>Examples of contemporary furniture that may be usefully designed as built-in furniture include various shelving (see <a class=”link-dark” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignAllAbout.aspx?id=3030″>Cupboards</a>), beds, benches, bookcases, cabinets, mirrors, and entertainment centers. <a class=”link-dark” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2543″>Fireplace mantels</a> can also be categorized as built-in furniture, in the sense that these can be constructed with the same joinery and tool techniques as a free-standing piece of furniture.</p> <p>Note that some built-in furniture can by definition only exist as such, for example, window seats and closets.</p> <p><em>Graham Blackburn is a furniture maker, author, and illustrator, and publisher of Blackburn Books (www.blackburnbooks.com) in Bearsville, N.Y.</em></p> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2005 04:00:00 +0000 Graham Blackburn article A Short History of Built-in Furniture – FineWoodworking Although strictly an oxymoron, since by definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, the term built-in furniture may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements … http://www.finewoodworking.com/2005/09/12/a-short-history-of-built-in-furniture http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05152013/IMG568-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Although strictly an oxymoron, since by definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, the term built-in furniture may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements […] A Short History of Built-in Furniture – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05152013/IMG568-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2005/09/12/a-short-history-of-built-in-furniture Built-ins Mantels

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These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters the whole feel of the table. The rest of the construction is standard mortise-and-tenon joinery, a dovetailed top rail, and a dovetailed drawer. A simple tapering jig makes quick work of the square legs, while the turned ones require a lathe and add a bit more of a challenge.

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The Enfield Cupboard, Updated

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Modeled after a small cupboard originally made at a Shaker Colony in Enfield, Conn., this cabinet’s simple, clean lines give it a refined, country look. Matt Kenney modified the original design, making the face frames narrower and adding two interior drawers. Construction is straightforward, with a dovetailed case and a frame-and-panel door, but there are a few quirks to the design that make this project even more fun—tall sides that make dovetail layout a challenge, for one, and shopmade edge details and trim.

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Beds – FineWoodworkingFree Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine WoodworkingTwo Techniques for Bed-Bolt AlignmentBuild a Beautiful Bed

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.finewoodworking.com%252Fcategory%252Fbeds%252Ffeed%26max%3D5&max=5 Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/hack-long-planes-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Our collection of six free woodworking plans offers a variety of furniture articles from the pages of <em>Fine Woodworking</em> magazine—from coffee tables and beds, to a classic six-board chest, and even a dedicated sharpening station for hand tool enthusiasts—you’re sure to find a woodworking project that inspires.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <div class=”owl-carousel off”> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.9746835443038″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200257/harvest-table-becksvoort_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”11.518987341772″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107271/terrific-table-plans”>5 Plans for Terrific Tables</a></p> <p>We’ve made a small selection of our most popular members-only plan articles totally free. From Shaker dining and harvest tables, to a folding vineyard table that’s simple to store, we’ve got you covered.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.3754646840149″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/rodriguez-coffee-table_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”10.14126394052″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57705/free-plan-mahogany-coffee-table”>Mahogany Coffee Table</a></p> <p>Designed in the Scandinavian style by Mario Rodgriguez, this coffee table features legs with bandsawn arches shaped by spokeshaves and other hand tools. The legs are joined by stretchers that support a floating top, which features breadboard ends.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”7.3846153846154″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/miller-shaker-bed_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”10.153846153846″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2127/free-plan-build-a-shaker-style-bed”>Classic Shaker Bed</a></p> <p>In this 16-page excerpt from furniture pro Jeff Miller’s book, Beds, Miller outlines the construction of this contemporary full-size bed based the common construction elements used in traditional Shaker furniture.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”6.4903846153846″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200258/sharpening-station_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”8.6538461538462″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22474/free-plan-a-dedicated-sharpening-station”>Dedicated Sharpening Station</a></p> <p>Hand tool woodworker Tom Fidgen guides readers through the construction of a dedicated sharpening bench in this eight-part series. Follow along and download the free project plan.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”5.9613259668508″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/dunbar-six-chest_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”7.3370165745856″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13139/free-plan-six-board-chest”>Six-Board Chest</a></p> <p>Windsor chair maker Mike Dunbar’s six-board chest is a faithful reproduction of an 18th-century original. It’s the perfect project to hone your hand tool skills.</p> </div> </div> <div class=”modal__slide” readability=”6.9705882352941″> <div class=”modal__slide–left”><img class=”lazyload” data-src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200259/splay-leg-table_mdsq.jpg”/></div> <div class=”modal__slide–right” readability=”9.2941176470588″> <h3/> <p><a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35234/free-woodworking-plan-build-a-splay-legged-table”>Splay-Legged Table</a></p> <p>With subtle details like cockbeading around the underside of all four aprons and an under-beveled top that fools the eye into thinking it’s thinner and lighter than it really is, Garrett Hack’s Splay-Legged Table oozes gracefulness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <button class=”button__carousel-trigger js-carousel-trigger”>Launch Slideshow</button> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 21:02:06 +0000 article Free Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine Woodworking – FineWoodworking Six furniture plans from the pages of Fine Woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200300/hack-long-planes-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Six furniture plans from the pages of Fine Woodworking Free Furniture Plans from the Pages of Fine Woodworking – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05200300/hack-long-planes-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/05/15/free-furniture-plans-from-the-pages-of-fine-woodworking Beds Casework Workbenches http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment <p>If you read Martin McClendon’s article about making a <a href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/articles/article.aspx?id=125714″ title=”Greene and Greene: Master the Details”>Greene and Greene bed</a> in <em>Fine Woodworking</em> #231 (Feb. 2013), you might have asked yourself how he lined up the hole in the bed rail for the bed bolt with the hole for the barrel nut. That’s a great question, because it can be hard to do. Here are two different ways to do it, and both work equally well. Regardless of which one you choose to use, start by drilling the couterbore and clearance hole in the leg (both at the drill press), then put the leg on the bed rail tenon and use a handheld drill to make the bed bolt hole in the bed rail. (The leg acts as a guide to keep the hole as perpendicular to the rail’s end as possible.) Drill as deep as you can, take the leg off, and then finish the hole. Now you’re ready for a jig.<br/></p> <h3>The notch in Christian Becksvoort’s jig allows you to quickly mark the centerpoint of the barrel nut’s hole.</h3> <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192100/011196092_01.jpg” alt=””/><p><strong>The notch in Christian Becksvoort’s jig allows you to quickly mark the centerpoint of the barrel nut’s hole.</strong></p> <p>Insert a bolt into the stretcher, and the jig hugs the bolt to align itself with the hole you drilled. The jig’s dimensions are determined by the length of the bolt you use and the thickness of the post.Make the jig from scrap. Two tabs on the underside, equal in length to the thickness of the post minus the counterbore for the bolt head, will straddle the bolt.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_02_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_02.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>Designate a front end of the jig, insert the bolt between the tabs, then mark and cut a notch in the front edge at the point where the bolt protrudes. In use, the notch will be aligned over the bolt’s centerline, and halfway along the threaded area. Mark the stretcher at the notch to establish the nut-mortise location.</p> <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_03.jpg” alt=””/><br/>Using a square, mark in the mortise dimensions, then drill and chisel out the mortise. Repeat the process for the remaining bed bolts. <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192101/011196092_04.jpg” alt=””/><h3>On Mike Pekovich’s jig, the edge of the block represents the centerline of the bolt hole. Measure along the edge to locate the nut hole’s centerpoint, then you can quickly find it’s centerpoint on the bed rail.</h3> <p><strong>On Mike Pekovich’s jig, the edge of the block represents the centerline of the bolt hole. Measure along the edge to locate the nut hole’s centerpoint, then you can quickly find it’s centerpoint on the bed rail.</strong></p> <p>I drill the bed-bolt hole into the end of the bed rail as straight as I can, but you don’t need to drill the hole precisely at 90° to get the holes for the bed bolt and its nut to intersect precisely. Then, with a dowel and a simple layout jig, I locate the centerline of the hole and the center of the bed-bolt nut.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-01_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-01.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>The jig consists of an 1/8-in.-thick hardboard piece glued into a kerf cut in block of wood. The kerf is set in from the edge of the block at half the diameter of the bed-bolt hole.</p> <p><a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-02_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-02.jpg” alt=””/></a><br/>I insert a dowel the size of the hole in the bed rail, then snug up the jig against the dowel. The edge of the guide block gives me the bolt hole centerline, which I draw on the inside face of the rail. Along this line, I locate the center of the hole for the bed-bolt nut. This guarantees good results even if the bolt hole is off a few degrees.</p> <a href=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192103/align-bed-bolts-03_xl.jpg”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192102/align-bed-bolts-03.jpg” alt=””/></a> <div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 02:03:10 +0000 Matt Kenney article Two Techniques for Bed-Bolt Alignment – FineWoodworking Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192108/011231032_greene-greene-bed-thumb2.jpg summary_large_image Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze Two Techniques for Bed-Bolt Alignment – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05192108/011231032_greene-greene-bed-thumb2.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/11/20/two-techniques-for-bed-bolt-alignment Beds Construction Installing Hardware http://www.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed http://beta.finewoodworking.com/2008/09/18/build-a-beautiful-bed <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153551/011184034-main.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Building a bed means working large-scale, with long rails, wide headboard assemblies, tall posts. The four projects shown here, made by some of the best woodworkers in the country, can help you cut that work down to size. They feature clear, helpful instructions and detailed drawings. You can also order complete plans for two of these projects from our plan store. Take a look:</p><table class=”show_design_border” cellspacing=”10″ cellpadding=”10″ width=”100%” bgcolor=”#F4E4B3″><tbody readability=”8.1960784313726″><tr readability=”7.5055350553506″><td><img title=”” height=”148″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153549/011184034_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”7.4888059701493″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=25401″ target=”_self”>A Pencil-Post Bed</a><br/><em>by Lonnie Bird<br/></em>Figured wood, subtle details, and a rich finish bring charm and elegance to this traditional design. <strong>Plus:</strong> Watch a <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/Gallery/GalleryImage.aspx?id=25466″ target=”_self”>video</a> with Lonnie Bird describing the bed’s design and construction details. You can also <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/pencil-post-bed-project-plan-011052.html” target=”_blank”>order a full-sized plan</a>.</p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”3.45″><td><img title=”” height=”85″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153549/011156044_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”4.5762711864407″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2787″ target=”_self”>Arts and Crafts Bed</a><br/><em>by Gary Rogowski<br/></em>An <em>FWW</em> contributing editor shows you how to use a router to create smooth curves and tight joinery. You can also <a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/arts-and-crafts-bed-project-plan-011054.html” target=”_blank”>order a full-sized plan</a>. </p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”8.2588235294118″><td><img title=”” height=”134″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153550/011113042_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”8.25″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=2357″ target=”_self”>Making a Sheraton Bed</a><br/><em>by Philip C. Lowe<br/></em>This award-winning woodworker shows you how to handle the most challenging part of this period-furniture piece–the posts. He explains how to make the blanks, turn and reed them, and put everything together. </p> </td> </tr><tr readability=”5.4230769230769″><td><img title=”” height=”124″ alt=”” src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/05153551/011197083-build-a-sleigh-bed_sm.jpg” width=”115″ align=”left” border=”0″/> </td> <td readability=”6.3190661478599″> <p><a class=”from-ed-orangelinks” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=30244″ target=”_self”>New Twist on a Sleigh Bed</a><br/><em>by Charles Shackleton<br/></em>X-shaped back slats and hand-carved curls on the legs link this bed to furniture that Shackleton designed as an homage to fork-back chairs of his native Ireland. Jigs and templates simplify the construction .</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +0000 Fine Woodworking editors article Build a Beautiful Bed – FineWoodworking Here’s a portfolio of project ideas from FWW experts. All with step-by-step instructions that show you how to handle the trickiest parts of construction. 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How to Turn a Shaker Leg on a Lathe

Anissa Kapsales, Cari Delahanty

Originally published Dec 16, 2009

Learn how to turn Shaker-style leg that’s perfect for a cherry side table. (Find out how to build a table that matches this leg in Christian Becksvoort’s article Shaker Classic, 2 Ways.)

Turning this leg could be a bit of a challenge for a novice, but the techniques are pretty basic.

There are a few points to keep in mind:

  • The transition where the square top turns round
  • The ¼ -in.-wide ring just under that, the maximum diameter
  • The gentle taper down to the bottom of the leg

Going from the square top portion to the round at a 90° angle is a little tricky, since a false move can knock off the corners.

First, measure and mark the transition location on all four sides of the leg. Then begin turning with a ½ -in. gouge as close to that point as possible.

Next, with a diamond-point scraper held on edge, carefully cut in at 90°.

Move the tool straight in to slice and clean up the shoulders, cutting in just deep enough to form a round. Now clean up the round ring to about 1-1/4 in. dia. Just under that, cut in another 1⁄8 in. to reduce the diameter.

Mark down 5 in. and cut a thin line at the maximum diameter (1¼ in.). Then use the diamond-point tool to cut to the bottom. To form the swell taper, I use a gouge and turn from below the transition ring to the max point, then taper gently to the bottom.

Finish with sand paper and 0000 steel wool. Add a light bevel at the bottom. On all the legs (tapered and turned), I break square corners with P220-grit sandpaper.

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Level Big Slabs in No Time Flat

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This shopmade router jig, designed by NBC sitcom star Nick Offerman, levels thick slabs to create Nakashima-style tabletops and other unique pieces. The heart of the jig is a trough that guides the router over the workpiece, allowing you to even out the high and low points as much as possible and retain the maximum possible thickness. It works relatively quickly, leaving only a few minutes of sanding left to do. For thicker slabs, Offerman shares a technique for routing flat channels in the bottom to hold the table base and leaving the rest of the bottom surface rough. He also shows how to clean up the sides and sand for a finish.

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