Right Angle Braces - Wood Mag Tip of the Day For each pair, start with a 12″ square of 3⁄4″ Baltic-birch plywood and cut it in half diagonally. Then cut notches for the clamps, above. You can vary sizes to suit larger or smaller projects. The braces help with more than glue-ups. Clamp a pair to a chest, above, to support the lid as you install hinges.
DIY Tip of the Day: Cabinet Assembly Station. Here’s a third hand that will ensure square, no-hassle cabinet assemblies. Cut four 7-in. long 2x6s and screw or nail them to a plywood base, leaving exactly square crisscross channels just wide enough for the cabinet parts to fit in snugly. When you assemble the cabinet, the station will keep the parts vertical and aligned while you apply glue or pound in nails.
You don't have to settle for rough, splintered edges when cutting plywood. Nor do you have to wrestle large, awkward pieces while placing your back at risk. Just use these simple tricks to get great results.