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Dachshund CD Holder - This CD holder works like book-ends for CDs and has decorative ends to look like a Dachshund.


Dangers of Wood Dust - Wood dust is produced when timber is being worked such as in chipping, sawing, turning, drilling and sanding. Sanding is by far the most dangerous as the particles are so fine that a lot of masks do not entirely filter the particles, and, as a result, pass into our nasal cavities, sinuses and lungs.


'Danish Modern' Coffee Table - A modern design using walnut and curly maple.


Davenport Desk - This walnut desk has secret drawers, brass gallery and a pop-up back with steel actuating mechanism.


Dealing with Wood Movement - Wood, being a material that was once very much alive, and quite full of water, never loses it ability to absorb moisture from its surroundings. When it does absorb water, it expands and when it dries again, it shrinks. If you do not plan for this movement, your projects can be weakened, disfigured or even ruined.


Deck Bench - You can build this sturdy bench (or a couple benches) in an afternoon. It makes a good edge bench to define the ends of a low deck, or a bench that you can use near a pool's edge or even against a railing. Its clean simple lines would make it fit in with most any decor.


Desktop Filing Box - The key to making this handy desktop filer is accurate cuts. The author used 3/8" and 1/2"-thick Baltic birch ply for mine, but you could use more traditional plywoods, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or even solid wood.


Dining Table - Solid joinery and simple lines make this oak dining table a classic.


Display Cabinet (pdf) - Wall-mounted or placed on a table or countertop, this handsome display cabinet is the perfect way to share any collection while keeping it clean and protected at the same time. Featuring tempered glass doors and three shelves, the cabinet's design calls for all straight cuts and straightforward construction techniques (simple cut-outs give the effect of multiple panes of glass in the single-pane doors). Finish is up to the builder, so the project will match any decor.


Dog House - This doghouse is designed with the beginner in mind. It might even be a good project to involve the kids. The entire project requires only one sheet of plywood, two 2"x4"s and one 2"x2". All of these materials are available at your local hardware store.

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