• 6:05

    Air Drying Wood Slabs

    Logs are cut and converted to lumber while the log is still wet, commonly referred to as green, and the material needs to be dried before it can be used in your shop. Air drying wood slabs is a really low tech way to dry lumber. Prep Before stacking the green wood paint the end…

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  • Getting Finish in Detailed Areas
    4:39

    Getting Finish in Detailed Areas

    For your more intricate woodworking projects, applying finish to the smallest nooks and crannies can be a difficult task, so let George show how you can make adding sheen to your piece hassle-free. He’ll demonstrate two different ways to achieve a similar outcome, both of which you can do with materials you’ll find at your…

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  • DIY Bookcase: Cherry Bookcase
    39:16

    Build a Bookcase: Cherry Bookcase Plans

    Everyone needs more storage for books, and what could be better than an elegant bookcase (or two) that you’ve made yourself? Our DIY bookcase is made from cherry, and you’ll learn about cherry’s working characteristics, but you can choose any material you prefer for your bookcase.

    While making this project, you’ll learn how to accurately crosscut big pieces, such as the case sides, using a hand-held router and shop-made jig. You’ll also learn about dadoes and rabbets for case joinery, useful for projects such as dressers and kitchen cabinets. A real pinnacle of this piece is the dentil molding. What a beautiful detail! You’ll learn to make this attractive molding using your table saw and dado head. You’ll also see how to precisely miter and attach the moldings.

    Bookcase shelves need to be rigid, and you’ll see how to guarantee that your shelves won’t sag over time. The top of the bookcase is solid wood. We provide you with a great technique that allows the top to be solidly attached to the case, while still being able to expand and contract seasonally.

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