Our Side Table Video Series is Now Available – How to Build Furniture
You won’t find the Queen’s English, or many bright and shiny new tools, but our latest Series is all about creating perfection.
Working wood by hand isn’t about knowing the micro measurements that you’re working to, or even to smooth and flatten every surface that won’t be seen.
But it certainly isn’t an excuse for scruffy joinery either.
We aim for perfection where it counts, and with this series that means cutting straight, tight, and almost invisible bridle joints.
They’re not the easiest joint to get perfect, because so much of it’s on show, but I’ve come up with a system of guides, which we’ll build out of some scrap wood, then fettle to allow us to cut perfect fitting joints straight off the saw. Every time.
We’re building a small side table.
You’ll only need one plank of wood for this – 1″ x 9″ x 8′ / 25mm x 230mm x 2.4m.
So it’s a nice project to build out of hardwood – I’m using oak, but you can go with whatever you prefer.
I’ve built quite a few of these tables now, some painted, some finished in oil. But for the Series I wanted to make things a little more interesting, and so we’ll be ebonising the base. We’ll go through all of the stages in detail, and it’s all done with home made brews.
You’ll get immediate access to an overview of the Series when you purchase, which includes a short summary video for each separate chapter.
Chapter One will go live on 21st July, with a new chapter added weekly.
You can find more details for this series including the tool list on this page here.
We’ll be adding more info to that page as the Series runs.