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Serving Tray

Don writes - This beautiful serving tray is another easy to build project from John A. Nelson's the Weekend Woodworker - 101 easy-to-build projects which we offer for sale in our bookstore. Like all projects in this book, it goes together quickly, and looks terrific when completed, to say nothing of it's usefulness. I built mine out of red oak, and stained it with Minwax Pickled Oak stain.
Video Tape Storage Cabinet

Don writes - This is a videotape storage cabinet I designed and built. It's 70 1/4"L x 18"D x 30"H. The unit has 16 drawers each of which holds 20 videotapes, giving me storage for 320 tapes. The sides of the drawers extend 4" past the drawer compartment area which holds the tapes, so that it can be pulled out to expose all of the titles without falling out of the cabinet.

It's made of 3/4" Oak veneer plywood. The drawers are made of 1/2" poplar with solid Oak drawer fronts.  It's finished with 3 coats of Minwax polyurethane.
Kitchen Organizer

Don writes - This Kitchen Organizer project makes a very useful and functional addition to your home or great gift for a friend. You'll need your tablesaw, router table, sanders, scrollsaw and drill.
Keepsake Boxes

Don writes - Projects which have finger joints or box joints have always intrigued me, so I decided to try making some using a box joint jig I got from The Oak/Router Workshop. And here are the results - perfection, and with only a minimum amount of set-up and testing on scraps to ensure a good fit. These boxes made great Christmas gifts for my wife, daughter and grandaughters.
CD Storage Case

Don writes Here is a simple open CD cabinet I made, it holds 40 CDs for my computer table.  Now there'll be no more of those darn piles of CDs. The sides fit into rabbets cut into the top and bottom, and I used these handy CD inserts to hold the CDs.
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