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  • DIY Dresser: Why Cases Have Curves

    Build a Dresser: Why Cases Have Curves

    Although curved bottoms on dressers and bookcases look great, they also serve a function. George Vondriska explains how freestanding pieces like this DIY dresser with these curved bottoms are more stable and why you should consider building your projects with this design feature.

  • DIY Dresser: Attaching Drawer Fronts

    Build a Dresser: Attaching Drawer Fronts

    George Vondriska teaches you a simple woodworking technique that you can use to stack drawer fronts on your dresser. Follow his easy instructions for attaching drawer fronts that are perfectly aligned and will look great.

  • DIY Dresser: Dresser Dimensions

    Build a Dresser: Dimensions

    Get out your calculators! Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to build a dresser with uniformly graduated drawer fronts. Graduated drawers increase in size from top to bottom. The key is understanding dresser dimensions doing the math that makes each drawer increase by the same amount, and completely cover the opening in the dresser…

  • Making Tapered Legs on the Band Saw

    Making Tapered Legs on the Bandsaw

    George Vondriska teaches you how to make tapered legs on the band saw. It can be frustrating to recreate the taper for each individual leg, so George gives you a few woodworking techniques that you can use to more easily taper legs, including patterns for a simple plywood template and a handy jig.

  • Guidelines for Table Dimensions

    Guidelines for Table Dimensions

    Titebond Original Wood Glue and woodworker George Vondriska present you with all of the necessary table dimensions you’ll need to build your own wooden picnic or dining room table. You’ll learn the ideal length, width and height of the table, as well as the best way to make comfortable chairs that your family will actually…

  • Making Mortises on the Drill Press

    Making Mortises on the Drill Press

    George Vondriska teaches you the technique for making mortises on a drill press. The procedure requires a forstner bit and a fence on the drill press and a bench chisel to take the high spots off the drilled mortise.

  • DIY Table Top Frame

    Butt Joint Table-Top Frame

    George Vondriska demonstrates a unique method for building a table top that you can use to frame ceramic tile or other inserts. By chasing each side of the frame long-grain to end-grain and using biscuit joinery on the corners, you can make a beautiful and sturdy top for your table.

  • Routed Mortise & Tenon

    Routed Mortise and Tenon

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use your handheld plunge router or router table to cut perfect mortise and tenon joinery for your woodworking projects. He shows you the best way to expertly lay out the dimensions and make the proper cuts.

  • Using the Taper Guide for Cutting Angles on a Table Saw

    How to Cut Angles on a Table Saw Using a Taper Guide for Accuracy

    After you’ve learned the basics of how to use a table saw, you’ll want to take advantage of useful jigs that make your table saw even more versatile. For example, have you wondered how to cut angles on a table saw? There’s a jig for that! A taper guide may look tricky to set up…

  • DIY Round Table - Laying out the Project

    Laying Out a Round Table

    The geometry on square or rectangular woodworking projects is pretty easy to figure out. But when it comes to round projects, like tables, it’s a little more difficult. This woodworking class shows you how to lay out the DIY round table on a piece of scrap plywood so you know everything you need to know…