Issue 300 of Good Woodworking

Hello and welcome to our 300th issue! Can this really be happening?! Apparently so! I must say that I feel very honoured to be part of such a wonderful team and have the privilege of working with so many great people each month in putting together a magazine that is so well loved by its readers (and by us!) A massive thank you must go out to everyone who has continued to support the magazine over the years – we couldn’t have done this without you.
To show our gratitude we’ve given over an extra 10 pages of fantastic content for you to enjoy, making issue 300 a bumper edition at 100 pages long! The stars of the show this month have to be the finalists and of course, the winner, of this year’s Shed of the Year competition. We bring you an exclusive interview with founder Andrew Wilcox and give you a glimpse into these amazing sheds and the people behind them, before announcing the overall winner, Walter Micklethwait. Prepare to be amazed and get ready to become shed-obsessed!
We also have a brand-new series from woodworking and furniture-making guru John Bullar whose 12-part series will take you through the steps for setting up a workshop and choosing the best tools for the jobs in hand. Michael Huntley also starts his new series on Japanese joinery and reports from one of his recent masterclasses.
Mike Warren shows us a great table project for using up offcuts we have a lovely festive tea-light holder design and while we’re on the festive theme, Les Thorne shows you how to make three fun Christmas tree decorations.
Phil Davy looks at picture framing in ‘Around the House’ Barrie Scott investigates how wooden sailing ships are being rebuilt in Normandy and Andy King thinks the DeWalt DCN660 2nd Fix Nailer is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoy!

Tegan Foley, Editor