projects & techniques
remake your kitchen
A preview of articles from
Issue #136, October 2001
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See all of the ways you can improve and update the hardest-working space in your home.
Learn how to plan, buy materials for, and build beautiful base and wall cabinets for all your storage needs.
Use our guide for level placement of wall and base cabinets.
the integrated kitchen
Face your appliances with wood panels that match your cabinets.
crafting a countertop
Finish off base cabinets with an easy-to-clean plastic laminate top and your choice of attractive edge treatments.
adaptable display cabinet
Hung in the kitchen or another room, this lighted, glass-front showcase gives collectibles a stylish perch.
glass with class
Give an ordinary window extraordinary looks with a false transom.
Find the full-size patterns for this handsome antique design inside.
Put your biscuit joiner to work on this one-drawer bedroom table.
tools & materials
tried-and-meet the presses
Bore into the body of research from our shop tests of six stationary drills.
the editor's angle
Here's what's cookin'
Access WOOD subscription services; Quickly locate any article WOOD has ever published; Free classified ads? What's the catch?; Brush up on the basics.
Topics: Add a lower vac port to your router station; Tree bark could help hold things together; Show off your shop and win DeWalt tools; An easy adjustment for lift-up tool table latches; This cutting platform folds for storage; DMT adds some TLC tips for router bits.
furniture repair shop
Renew an old, dull, furniture finish with an oil-varnish blend.
great ideas: pattern sander
Try a dead-on way to duplicate wood project parts.
be our guest expert
Pick up tricks from scrollsaw guru Rick Hutcheson.
the business side of woodworking
Toot your horn in writing to help customers understand who you are.
Let your furniture wax eloquent with these post-finishing products.
router bits: copycat cutters
Make identical parts using templates and these piloted flush-trimmers.
Answers to your questions from letters, e-mails, and WOOD ONLINE.
Helping you work faster, smarter, and safer.
products that perform
Makita plunges into midsized routers; DeWalt's "junior" mitersaw shines; Make your case without passing the bar (clamps); Point-and-click marquetry and inlay; Outfeed table holds up, then holes up.
wood anecdote: persimmon
The all-American ebony that took to the links.
what's ahead in the next issue
Coming in NovemberWe've got an admirable armoire to adorn your master bedroom...it matches the sleigh bed you saw in September. You also can build it as an entertainment center.