Hardwood squares and veneered frame make for an elegant project that's sure to become a family heirloom. And whether chess or draughts is your game, the divided drawer under the board holds everything you'll need for your next match.
We'll show you how to build this small bookcase in a few days. The joinery is simple. The drawers are straightforward. And all the bead moulding is made with a single router bit.
If you would like a unique gift to build, take a look at this centrepiece. It's one project you won't be burning the midnight oil to complete.
Any way you look at it, this flip-lid case is a good deal. It features veneered faces, a home-made hinge, and a magnetic catch. Plus, you'll be able to build it in no time.
- Veneering basics
- Inlay strips
- Top ten router tips
- Making and installing a catch plate
- Mitre box for small pieces