Easy semicircular banketka from LOUIS

Banketka - a couch version, an easy oblong bench without a back and lokotnik, with a myagenky upholstery, had in the beginning 8 legs. For the first time appeared in France and till this moment Frenchmen remain fashion-makers in this area. Banketka >

Exhibition of new works of Karim Rasheed

Extensively recognizable which designer Brown Rasheed of work more than once appeared on pages of ours бложика holds an individual exhibition of own works in Tina Kim Gallery gallery in New York. The founder called the exposition An unplanned brutalism >

Wall panels

How to make a housing interior unique by means of unusual design of walls? There are various methods, most economical of which - vinyl stickers for walls. The sticker, in particular if it is picked up to a place and with taste so very much entices to >

Sicis Next Art Furniture – a decadence and a fantasy

With chair in a floret today you will surprise nobody, another matter when the chair and is a flower is perfect. Charles Tolomeos designer represents an authors collection of furniture for Sicis Next Art which will transfer you to the sublime >



Practical and elegant, hand mirrors like those shown in this section are relatively simple to make, but you will have to devote some time to setting up. The first step is to decide the diameter of the mirror glass; 5-inch beveled glass works well, but other sizes are available. You will then need to produce two tem­plates for laying out the mirror on your stock: one for the shape of the mirror body and a round one for the diame­ter of the glass recess. Use clear acrylic plastic for both templates to enable you to see the grain and figure of the wood as you locate the outline on your blanks. Make the mirror from ^-inch-thick stock. To cut the recess for the glass, use a router paired with a plywood tem­plate...



An escutcheon is fastened to one of the doors of the bookcase shown at left. On this piece, the key and escutcheons are purely decorative. The doors are actually held shut by spring-loaded catches installed on the inside faces of the stiles near the bottom of the doors.




Cutting the tenon in the rails

Start making the frame-and-panel doors of the bookcase by cutting blind tenons at the ends of all the rails. To do the job on your table saw, install a dado head slightly wider than the tenon length. Attach an auxiliary wood fence and notch it by raising the dado head into it. Set the width of cut equal to the tenon length and adjust the cutting height to about one-third the thickness of the stock...






Подпись: Using runner guides to plane short stock Feeding short boards through a thickness planer can cause sniping and kickback. To hold short stock steady as it enters and exits the planer, glue two solid wood scrap runners to the edges of your workpiece. Make sure the runners are the same thickness as the workpiece and extend several inches beyond both ends. Feed the workpiece into the planer (right), making a series of light cuts until you have reached the desired thickness. Then cut off the runners.

Moving large panels

Sheets of plywood, particleboard, and hard – board are often heavy and awkward to car­ry. The carrier shown at left will make the load easier to bear. Rout a 1-inch-wide rabbet along one edge of a 12-inch-long board. Cut a notch out of one end of a piece of plywood, then screw a wood block across the end of the notch to serve as a handle. Attach the other end of the ply­wood piece to the rabbeted face of the board (inset). To use the carrier, simply hook it under the sheet and pull it up under your arm (left). Some woodworkers find it more comfortable to stand on the carrier side of the panel and use their other hand to steady it.


Подпись: Using a planing jig for thin stock Thickness planing stock thinner than lA inch often causes chatter and splintering of the workpiece. To avoid these problems make thin stock "thicker” with this jig. To make it, simply glue two beveled cleats to either end of a board that is slightly longer than your workpiece (inset). To make the cleats, cut a 45° bevel across the middle of a board approximately the same thickness as the workpiece. Next, bevel the ends of the workpiece. Set the stock on a backup board, position the cleats flush against the workpiece so the bevel cuts are in contact, and glue the cleats in place to the backup board. Run the jig and workpiece through the planer, making several light passes down to the desired thickness (right), then crosscut the ends of the workpiece square.

Installing an overhead switch

Switching on a table saw while balancing a lar...