Build A Hall Table Video Series

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Over 6 1/2 hours of detailed video instruction.

Chapter One: Band Sawing The Legs

40 mins.

We start out by prepping our legs from rough boards.
This includes adding the tapers at this early stage.
The bandsaw is entirely optional, but gives us more flexibility in sourcing timber, as we can quickly rip the sections needed.

Chapter Two: Completing The Prep

46 mins.

We finish up the prep for the base.
A hand tool only method is used for the final two legs.
Our aprons are then planed up quickly, through an understanding of only doing what’s necessary.

hand planing the rough sawn boards

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Chapter Three: The Mortices

36 mins.

We build a nifty guide, to mark & cut perfect mortices.
The mortice & tenon is a staple joint.
So we’re going through the process in detail so they can be cut straight, quickly & confidently (despite the angle).

Chapter Four: The Tenons – Pt 1.

53 mins.

We’re creating nice crisp tenon shoulders straight off the saw.
A quick guide & a cheap hard point saw are all we need for cutting perfect tenons quickly.
After splitting off the cheeks we learn to fettle the perfect fit.

sawing tenon shoulders

Chapter Five: The Tenons – Pt 2.

26 mins.

We complete the tenons by cutting the haunches.
These are twin mortices & tenons, so now we mark out & cut the hanuches, before fitting each tenon to its matching mortice.

Chapter Six: Drawboring & Pegs

21 mins.

We’re making some proper pegs & drawboring our joints.
Pegs are used to reinforce the joinery, and we use the method of drawboring to pull everything up nice and tight.

making tapered wooden pegs

Chapter Seven: Drawer Runners & Buttons

30 mins.

We make a start on our drawer installation.
Our design uses a simplified yet dependable approach for fitting a drawer. The first step is to install a couple of runners.
We then make the buttons that will attach the top.

Chapter Eight: Drawer Cut Out & Glue Up

21 mins.

We’re now ready to glue up our base.
Cutting out the drawer opening is the final job, before we can get our base cleaned up & glued together.

Chapter Nine: Gluing Up The Top

24 mins.

We’re jointing the boards & gluing up for the top.
The boards for the top receive minimal prepping before the glue up. A tactical approach here, reduces the planning needed later as well.

gluing up a table top

Chapter Ten: Building The Drawer

35 mins.

We’re dovetailing our drawer.
Dovetails (both through & half blind) are an impressive joint.
But when it comes to an impressive drawer, the real key is achieving a beautiful sliding fit. Both are covered here.

how to cut dovetails by hand

Chapter Eleven: Drawer Fitting & The Top

36 mins.

Our top’s out of the clamps & ready to flatten & smooth.
Your hand plane is incredibly versatile. We’re using this one tool to take our top panel from a rough & jagged board to a flat, thicknessed & beautifully smoothed surface.

flattening a table top by hand

Chapter Twelve: Finishing Up

30 mins.

The build is complete & we’re ready for the final tweaks.
A handful of snagging jobs see us through to the end of the build, then we prepare the table and apply the finish.

Build Your Own Traditional
Hall Table


Only £35.00 (approx. $49.00)

Lifetime access to the full series (12 online Chapters + PDF plans)

Fantastic insight in to what efficient hand tool woodworking is.
I appreciate the teaching of hand plane prep work and what really matters to the final piece.
This knowledge has increased my prep work ten fold.

– David O

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