Done with Nicholson? Over Roubo? Maybe you’re ready for a Tage Frid-inspired workbench, a mid-century masterpiece that author Bill Rainford updated with modern hardware and contemporary techniques for Popular Woodworking February 2017. If you’ve ever wondered what the best glue for furniture is, Chris Schwarz says the answer is almost always liquid hide glue – slow to set up and easily reversible, the adhesive is almost always right for the job. Take your creativity to the next level with a marquetry panel; make almost any picture in wood for an elegant, eye-catching furniture enhancement that also looks great on the wall! Build a knock-down shaving horse featuring a tractor seat and turned Windsor legs that’s both handsome and portable. If you’re short on clamps or prefer traditional techniques, you should try the fast (and cost-effective) spring joint on your next panel glue-up.
Plus in this issue learn:
- How time in the Marines helps a woodworker thrive at the North Bennet Street School
- About Jim Zink, a New Hampshire-based furniture maker with a keen eye for design
- What fun builds Peter Follansbee caught hiding in his firewood stack
- How to get a darker color with your staining techniques
- And more!