May/June 2013 Issue Preview

 

May:June CoverSummertime is a chance to get out of the shop now and then, and the new June 2013 print issue of Woodworker’s Journal will give you several good reasons to get out and explore — whether it’s a new lumberyard or your back yard.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in the new summer issue.

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September/October 2012 Issue Preview

September/October 2012 Issue CoverPracticality is a good way to sum up the theme of our projects in our new September/October 2012 issue, which is available on newsstands September 4th. If you’re looking for a sensible, yet challenging piece of furniture to build for your home this fall, this issue has you covered.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in the issue.

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July/August 2012 Issue Preview

July/August 2012 Issue CoverSummer may bring dog days and busy vacation schedules, but it’s still a great time for woodworking. Our July/August 2012 issue, on sale at newsstands July 3rd, will bring you a full order of projects and tool news to keep your warm-weather woodworking fresh.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in the issue.

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Maggie Lu’s Little Dresser

dresser fullAs our eZine readers are likely aware, I recently made a youth-sized dresser for my first grandchild. I got into the project late in the pregnancy, because our large extended family had been searching yard sales and antique stores for an appropriate vintage dresser. We felt certain that the perfect piece would come along at the right price, but in this we were mistaken.

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Changing Table and Dresser – All in One!

While many projects can be somewhat timeless, furniture for babies & children may lose some of its usefulness after time. This reader found a great way to extend the functionality of his work.

I made this changing table for the baby of my brother-in-law and later I made the top that he could add on to modify to a dresser.

So the furniture has a second life, and maybe his daughter will change her baby on the same changing table.

Made of yellow birch.

– Denis Pinard; Sherbrooke, Quebec

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Matt Becker
Internet Production Coordinator

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Old Dresser Gets Facelift For New Look

This reader freshened up a pretty plain-looking dresser into a much more interesting piece.

These are ‘Before’ & ‘After’ shots of our dressers. Basically used only the carcass of the old dressers we bought many years ago from an unfinished store and made new tops, drawers and added trim pieces. All the new stuff is recycled fir and ebony. – Casey Carver

Matt Becker
Internet Production Coordinator

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Dresser - Before

Dresser - After