Trimming Tenons
Woodworkers bring massive brainpower to bear on a miniature problem. August 21, 2006

Wrapping a cone with laminate
How to determine the size, shape, and positioning of cone "skins." April 9, 2003

Maintaining a Point of Reference
Picking the brain of custom furnituremaker David Fay. July 17, 2002

Lipping the Wood Edge of a Laminate Table Top
Advice on setting up to make wood edges flush to laminate table tops on a production basis. July 3, 2008

Machinery Options for Furniture Parts
A furniture maker with a few standard products to sell gets advice on ways to scale up his production volume. June 4, 2012

Building a steamer
Homemade steamers for bending wood in your shop. January 21, 2002

Best Router for Dovetails?
A discussion focused on woodworkers' favorite routers for cutting half-blind dovetails.

MC for international shipping
Concerns of moisture content in jobs destined for overseas. November 18, 2002


Dowel Versus Mortise and Tenon Joints for Attaching Table Legs
Dowel joinery would save time on a large production run of tables. But will dowel joints be strong enough? October 1, 2010

Edgeband failure
Searching for causes of edgeband failure. September 26, 2000

Edge-Sanding Round Tops
Jigs and rigs for sanding the edges of solid wood round table-tops. March 31, 2008

Dado Versus Dowel Joinery in Furniture
It's a trade-off: strength versus cost. January 9, 2007

Tapering table legs
Small-shop methods for tapering square table legs. June 13, 2001

Getting clean cuts on dimensioned parts
Tips to reduce chips and tear-out when shaping dimensioned parts. June 14, 2000

Eucalyptus for furnituremaking
A primer on this native Australian lumber. June 14, 2000

Octagonal tapers
Instructions for making octagonal table legs, tapered on all eight sides. June 13, 2001

Chair Making Equipment
The category "chair-making equipment" includes a wide variety of specialized and more general tools and machines. September 20, 2008

Are bone-dry biscuits necessary?
Questions about the dryness and size of biscuits. April 24, 2002

Furniture Manufacturer Direct Sales
A furniture manufacturer gets some well-informed and thoughtful advice on how to structure a direct sales operation so as to survive tough market conditions that are destroying his multi-step dealer sales volume. December 27, 2008

Pricing a Furniture Prototype
How do you decide what to charge for designing and building a piece of furniture that will then be mass-produced by others? June 22, 2010

Glue Joint Failure
Dr. Gene Wengert delves into one of the primary problem areas affecting furniture manufacturers: glue joints. 1998.

Springback formula for bent laminations
Calculating springback of laminated parts. October 2, 2001

Alternating growth rings in panels
The debate between alternating growth rings and matching grain. September 25, 2002

Distressed finish
Techniques for making new furniture look old and beat up. February 19, 2002

Curved Work - with Form Outside the Bag
Creating vacuum-pressed curved parts with the clamping form outside the vacuum bag. March 10, 2002

Warping and cracking in glued-up pine
To find clues for cracked and warped pine panels, a measure of moisture content is needed before the splitting occurs. 1998.

Calculating Springback
Simple formula for determining amount of springback in bent solid wood. April 18, 2004

Jig for beaded faceframes
Photographs of a shop-built jig. June 4, 2003