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Find the tips, tricks, and techniques for your woodworking shop from wood preparation to finished cabinetry with doors and drawers. You'll also learn about joinery, measuring, and wood finishes. Cabinetry and Trimwork Design, Drawing, and Furniture Styles Doors and Drawers Finishes and Finishing Joinery Layout, Measuring, and Marking Project Assembly Safety Shop Tips Veneer and Inlay Wood Preparation Woodturning, Scrolling, and Carving Woodworking Videos

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