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Entertainment Center #4: Base, Shelves, and Top

05-24-2011 05:20 AM by Marc | 1 comment »

I’ve got my own site where I like to write about my projects so rather than duplicate them here I’ll just provide a little teaser. If you’d like to read the full post just click here. As promised, I completed the base of the entertainment center this time, along with a couple of other little details. The base is just made up of four corner blocks and four rails screwed together with some pocket screws. The corner blocks were actually pretty easy to make although…

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Easy Shop Table

01-14-2011 04:02 AM by Lockwatcher | 41 comments »

I started this project after building an assembly table from an issue of Wood Magazine (March 2010). The table was a lot of work (the torsion box top) but the main unit holding the table up was an easy build. That’s when I hit upon the idea of using the same design for a group of extra tables for other uses. I’ve built a number of these already, and am using one as a router table, a miter saw station, and a sharpening station. It is built using standard re-dimensioned co...

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Magazine rack #1: I like the design, but how to build it?

04-07-2009 01:00 PM by Mark Gipson | 3 comments »

One of my next projects is a magazine rack for our hair salon. I drew up a short list of requirements: Wall mounted so the magazines can be removed from the coffee table Only big enough for around 6 magazines so we don’t have piles of old magazines in the salon Quite challenging to build for a beginner (only my 2nd project) but not too hard, no hand cut dovetails please! After a few sketches and a couple of attempts in SketchUp I have a design I am quite happy with. The...

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