Outdoor projects, too, can benefit from your box-building knowledge.
You can build a handsome bookcase as well as kitchen cabinets, window boxes and more if you know how to build a box.
ILLUSTRATION: LEN CHURCHILL
Track-guided saws are easier to use for cutting sheet materials than table saws.
COURTESY STEVE MAXWELL
Affix the bottom of a drawer or back of a box in any of these three ways.
The simplest kind of box is a butt-joined box, where ends 'butt' up against each other.
This bookshelf uses several tips and tricks for an excellent result. It looks hand-crafted, not homemade.