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    Essentials of Good Design Part 3: Steps in Making Furniture

    If you are following along in our design series, you know that we’ve covered some fundamentals of design, as well as some specific details on the wood furniture design process. Now we take our designs into the shop and talk about some fundamentals of making furniture as Willie Willette of Willie Willette Works shares some…

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    Essentials of Good Design Part 2: Furniture Design Process

    As we explored furniture design process in part one of this series, we learned about some of the basics of wood furniture design. Now as we continue on into part two, we get into more of the detail of the furniture design process as Willie Willette of Willie Willette Works shares some of the expertise…

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    Essentials of Good Design Part 1: Wood Furniture Design

    Unfortunately nobody is born with standout capabilities in wood furniture design. Many of us have developed our skills in the shop to form whatever joinery is necessary for nearly any given project, and apply a beautiful and durable finish to serve as the perfect complement, but one area where many of us admit to struggling…

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  • Using Raised Panel Bits with Back Cutter | WWGOA
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    Using Horizontal Raised Panel Bits with Back Cutter

    Master the process of building stylish cabinet doors using horizontal raised panel cutters with a back cutter. People love the look of raised panels on cabinet doors, but many woodworkers admit that they are intimidated by the process of building them. Like any technique in woodworking, this one can be mastered by following a set…

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  • Using Horizontal Raised Panel Router Bits | WWGOA
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    Using Horizontal Raised Panel Router Bits

    Master the process of building stylish cabinet doors using horizontal raised panel router bits. Raised panel doors contribute an air of distinction to a cabinet, but many woodworkers admit that they are intimidated by the process of building them. Like any process in woodworking, this one can be learned and mastered by following a set…

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  • Inset Cabinet Doors: Calculating The Size | WWGOA
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    How to Calculate The Size of Inset Cabinet Doors

    Master the science of properly sizing inset cabinet doors. Of all the available door types, inset can be the most challenging to size because the tolerances are extremely finicky. Too tight and the door can stick; too loose and they don’t look right. Designing the rails and stiles so that they fit appropriately can present…

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  • Overlay Cabinet Doors: Calculating their Size | WWGOA
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    How to Calculate the Size of Overlay Cabinet Doors

    Master the science of properly sizing overlay cabinet doors. Designing the rails and stiles so that they fit appropriately can present a challenge, even for the most experienced woodworker. When done right, the door becomes nicely integrated into the overall cabinet design from both a form and functional perspective. But if you calculate even one…

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  • How to Tweak Rail and Stile Router Bits | WWGOA
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    Tweaking Rail and Stile Router Bits

    Master the art of creating a perfect fit on joints created using your rail and stile router bits. For years cabinetmakers have turned to cope and stick joinery as a time-honored method for creating beautiful, long lasting frame and panel cabinet doors. By far the most widely used approach to this is to use matched…

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  • 3 Useful Raised Panel Router Bits | WWGOA
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    3 Useful Raised Panel Router Bits

    When it comes to making raised panels for doors, it’s hard to beat the work that can be accomplished by raised panel router bits. You’ve got choices; vertical panel raiser, horizontal panel raiser, or horizontal panel raiser with back cutter. Your selection could be based on your woodworking project, or on what type of router…

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