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PROJECTS
Small workbench
Don't let its size fool you. This sturdy workbench features two home-made vices that provide more clamping options than many benches twice its size. And the vice mechanisms can be purchased from Australian Woodsmith.

Shaker lamp table
With its Shaker-style lines, this lamp table will fit in well in a variety of settings. And it's easy to build.

Garden seat
It's a traditional garden bench - without the back or arms. Build it in a weekend, and the result will be a comfortable resting spot in the backyard for years to come.

Drop-down tool table
You can take advantage of the space under your bench with this handy tool tray.

Magazine rack
This magazine rack doesn't take much time to build - we used ordinary mortise and tenon joints to hold it together.

Benchtop router
Take a closer look at this space-saving router table. It features a large table, an adjustable fence, and three different accessories. Yet it folds into a compact box.

TECHNIQUES
Assembly tips to square up your projects
Using a featherboard for your table saw or router table
Box joints with a simple jig
Selecting brushes, applying a finish and clean-up tips
Installing a router plate