Quick and easy projects – fine woodworking article
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Learn how to build 20 basic furniture projects and accessories with Fine Woodworking’s newsstand-only publication, Quickand Easy Projects. The projects found within its pages don’t require a giant shop, formal training, or tons of free time to build. Instead, these pieces are geared towards the novice craftsman with basic woodworking skills and tools.
In this free excerpt fromВ woodworker Doug Stowe’sВ Basic Box Making DVD, Stowe demonstrates how to resaw stock on the tablesaw and bandsaw. He also demonstrates techniques for cutting box components accurately, with grain that appears continous across all four sides.
Box Making Tips and Tricks
An empty box interior is a boring box interior. In this video, FWW senior editor Matt Kenney shows you how to cut and fit eye-catching dividers that feature V-groove dadoes. Plus, learn Matt’s tips for a shellac-based finish that goes on smooth and fast.
How to Carve a Shell
Learn how to lay out and carve an 18th-century-style fan.
No-Fuss Arts and Crafts Finish
Learn how to apply an authentic-looking Arts and Crafts finish that simulates age and doesn’t require harsh ammonia fumes.
How to Make Greene and Greene-Style Ebony Plugs
Learn how to hide your screws and dowels with style in this step-by-step video. Woodworker Kelly Dunton shows you how to cut, shape, and fit the signature ebony pegs of Greene-and-Greene-style furniture.
Assembling an Adirondack Chair
Learn solid woodworking techniques for cutting and shaping the parts for an American classic. FWW associate editor Tom Begnal takes you through the assembly process for an iconic Adirondack chair.
Dovetailed Step Stool Finish Recipe
Learn how to pop the grain of beautiful figured maple in this companion video to woodworker Thomas MacDonald’s Dovetailed Step Stool project.
Build a Walnut Nightstand
This Shaker-inspired nightstand of American walnut is ther pefect project for beginner woodworkers. Built entirely of simple, yet solid dowel joinery, this small table is packed with solid woodworking lessons. Watch the entire video series for free on our sister site.
Build an Arts & Crafts Bookcase
A bookcase is the classic project for woodworkers just starting out. This eight-part video series takes you through the entire construction process for a beautiful Arts and Crafts-style bookcase of solid white oak.
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Woodworker Doug Stowe demonstrates a variety of box-making techniques that can hone the skills of any woodworker.