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Raised Beds Project
One of the best ways to garden in the back yard is with raised beds. They are easy to get to, they make arranging things easy, they hold water a little better and they look nice. I made our raised beds from pressure treated 2 X 12s. Our beds are...
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Jewelry Box
Whether simple or elaborate in design, jewelry boxes and keepsake boxes always make treasured gifts for family and friends. This particular box is made from highly figured woods using some unique construction techniques, including corners with...
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Your Own Rink
Assemble frame on clean ground. Lay tarp over the frame and tuck the material firmly into the corners and inside edge of frame. Fold remaining tarp up and over the frame and nail to outside edge. Flood the rink.
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Picture Frame Clamp
This is a handy easy to make clamp for picture frames with mitered corners, I have recommended 3/4 thick material because it is easy to obtain, thicker material will give more stability for larger frames, if you go this route either use longer...
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Craftsman Frame
Picture frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to putting the pieces together. Getting four mitered corners perfectly cut and glued can drive you batty! This frame uses a simpler approach—the half-lap, a traditional furniture...
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Puzzle End Table
Build your own West Elm Bookshelf Side Table inspired side table with these free easy step by step DIY plans. Multiple bookshelves can be place together to create storage and display shelving around the corners of sofas.
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Activity Table
This attractive table combines sturdiness and safety, because it has no protruding corners and has good legroom, to help prevent knocking against it. In addition, its height enables young and old alike to do arts & crafts, read or play.
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Align Miters with Clamp Blocks
A band clamp does a great job of applying even pressure when gluing up boxes and other square projects. But if the project has mitered corners like a picture frame (Photo), then a band clamp has problems.
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picture frame miters
I have always been frustrated with the difficulty in gluing, and especially clamping 45 degree miter joints. On this page, I describe the best method of gluing such joints I have found yet. I don't consider this method to be very good, just the...
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Never-Fail Joinery Techniques
The Woodsmith editors discuss four basic joints used to assemble the corners of a cabinet, a simple rabbet joint, a dado joint used for the top and bottom, a very strong locking joint called a tongue and dado, and a modern technique pocket screw...
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