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Desks: Our Favorite Articles

Desks: Our Favorite Articles

Desks: Our Favorite Articles Here are Fine Woodworking’s top desk articles and project plans to fuel your inspiration and show you how to make your next desk with tips for the appropriate desk height, joinery, drawer installation, glue-up, and more. The variety of...

Tilt-Top Tabletop Profile

Tilt-Top Tabletop Profile [unable to retrieve full-text content] Tom uses two different router bits to profile the edge of the round tabletopPublished at Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:34:05...
Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist On Sunday, June 3, 2018, word of Wille Sundqvist’s passing made its way through the internet. I’m not usually personally affected by the passing of a celebrity, (yes, in my world Wille was a celebrity) but this one stung. It isn’t often that a lineage...
Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp The Exploded Drawer I’m finishing an English 18th C. Serpentine Chest, circa 1750. The primary wood is Honduran Mahogany and secondary, Monterey Pine. Crotch mahogany veneer is used on the Drawer Fronts. Here is a...
Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802)

Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802)

Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802) In this episode of Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin uses American ash from his back woods to create a hanging bow front cabinet featuring hand-crafted proud dovetails and a hidden magnet door catch. He’ll...
Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture Synopsis: Building a long chest of drawers with legs at each end but no supports in between doesn’t require an engineering degree, but it does require an understanding of the forces that act upon a piece of furniture. When...
Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines Synopsis: On the surface, a layout line is a simple thing. But laying out a woodworking project calls for such a variety of marking tools and techniques that it pays to learn about them. Here is an overview of the layout...

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays When designing a pair of federal side tables, Bob Van Dyke wanted to be able to see into the future before he committed to an inlay pattern. Bob has just about every tool you can imagine in his school, but unfortunately a time...
Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board Most boards end up at nonstandard thicknesses, making it a challenge to find and mark their true center for various tasks. I found the perfect solution in my dowel jig, which comes with a variety of inserts...

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture Originally posted December 3, 2014 – Updated May 4, 2018 Trained in sculpture at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Dean Pulver found his way into furniture soon after college, working for three years in a...
An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

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