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Video Edition #226

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Video Edition #226

Heirloom Project

Tower Bookcase

Part 6: Dressing It Up with Trim

Assembling the bookcase parts is only the starting point on this project. The next stage to dress it up with some molding and trim. While the project will be painted, you need to pay attention to a few details. Phil shows what's important.

Heirloom Project

Scalloped-Lid Box

Part 3: Gluing Up the Panel

Turning a set of narrow strips into a decorative panel involves more than just glue and clamps. Don shares the secrets for controlling glue squeezeout, keeping the parts aligned, and trimming the panel to final size.

Shop Tip

Biscuit Painter Points

Supporting a workpiece is a critical part of achieving a smooth finish. Here's a clever way to create finishing points using supplies and power tool you likely have in your shop — a biscuit joiner.

Video Edition #226: Talking Shop

Heirloom Project

Scalloped-Lid Box

Part 4: Carving a Lid

Here's another option for the lid panel of the box project. Phil shares his technique for using a hand-held router to create a panel with a random, textured surface. Best of all, you only need two common core box router bits to do the job.

Shop Tip

Small Parts Storage Caddy

Storing and organizing small screws, washers, and other hardware isn't easy. Too often the pieces get misplaced or covered by larger items. This handy caddy solves the problem and you can make one in less than an hour.