January 1, 1993
Like most folks, I use self-tapping drywall-type screws for attaching plywood countertop substrate to the cabinets. They go in fast and hold tight, but they also lift up a bit…
November 1, 1992
I make my drawer boxes out of 1/2-in. thick maple plywood joined at the corners with housed rabbet joints. And for the sake of efficiency, I fabricate all the parts…
September 1, 1992
Convert wasted attic space into a bed that has drawers, bookshelves, and a vanity.
May 1, 1992
This system combines traditional looks with efficient assembly techniques.
January 1, 1992
The drawing shows a jig I use for quickly locating the screw holes for cabinet pulls. In the application illustrated here, the jig is being used on a drawer front.…
November 1, 1991
Quick and easy insurance against joints opening up.
September 1, 1991
Hand-planed hardwoods and high-grade plywood coupled with dowels and dovetails.
Whenever I hang upper cabinets by myself, I use a hinged cabinet jack like the one shown in the drawing. It consists of a 54-in. long 2x6 leg with a…
July 1, 1991
Every so often I have to install a vanity top between two out-of-square walls. If the opening is wider in front, it's not a problem because I can slide the…
June 1, 1991
A dean of American woodworkers has been tinkering with his house for 40 years.
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