projects & techniques
contemporary TV stand
A preview of articles from
Issue #141, April 2002
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Let this project provide a handsome home for your electronics.
Expect waves and raves with this rubber-band-powered runabout.
Shade your deck, patio, or yard with this pleasing architectural structure.
how to install posts
Learn the tricks builders use to locate and set posts in the ground.
Plan for a relaxing summer with this freestanding outdoor project.
deluxe deck-railing system
Planter-box columns and tough materials make for lasting beauty.
Combine 2x2s and lattice to create a great framework for climbing plants.
glass-domed snack tray
Serve up style by turning this plate, cheeseboard, and knife handle.
10 ways to tablesaw success
Make your tablesaw the best it can be with these shop-smart tricks.
how to craft cutlery handles
Check out the results of three staffers who used mail-order knife kits.
wood close-up: baldcypress
The buttressed belle of the bayou
who built Lady Liberty?
See the role wood played in the construction of our most famous statue.
7-1/4" circular saws
We test the power, performance, and features of eight competing models.
the editor's angle
Some special people you ought to know
Topics: Increase the performance of your cyclone; Drilling for quarters; Footbridge is short a couple of spindles; Buying guide revised for the arched-top clock.
great ideas: rip-fence saddle
Machine bridle joints, open mortises, and tenons with this handy jig.
A touching tribute from America's woodworking clubs.
shop skills: step-building
Learn the guidelines when working on outdoor projects.
joinery: mark with precision
Top-quality joints depend on layout lines that are accurate, sharp, and easy to follow.
talking shop: glass shelving
See what your options are, and how they impact price.
how dry should wood be?
How dry is dry when it comes to woodworking stock?
Answers to your questions from letters, e-mails, and WOOD ONLINE®
Helping you work faster, smarter, and safer
Topics: 5 Great Reasons to Visit WOOD ONLINE; Improve your workshop today!
outdoor projects resource guide
products that perform
Topics: Portable planer finishes the job; This pair of diamonds wins hands down.
wood anecdote: coffeetree
Its beans were once better than nothing
what's ahead in our next issue
Timeless tool box; Heirloom chest; It's a ringer; Built-in storage for unused places; One gorgeous gate; Tool test: router-elevation systems; WOOD's guide to finishing, part 3.