Follow Step-by-Step with our New Video Build
Our latest series is ready to go, and this time we’re building a sideboard with a bit of a retro feel.
The Sideboard Design
This piece has been designed for display, so we’re putting as much attention on the inside as on the out.
With its retro design the sideboard has very clean lines, and it’s brought to life through the mixed use of timbers and finishes.
It’s a practical size, and very easy to adapt to suit your own dimensions if desired.
The use of both softwood and hardwood was deliberate.
The pine allows speed for the bulk of the build.
And I’ve opted for oak for the details. This gives strength where needed, together with a beautiful finish – particularly having those book-matched panels in the back.
What You’ll Need
A basic set of hand tools will get you through this build.
However this is quite an involved piece of furniture, and so I’ve opted to use some of the more specialist planes during the build.
These aren’t essential, but give a nice increase in pace.
I’ve also made use of the bandsaw. This is only for rough rips when prepping the timber to be used.
We’ll be posting further details on both the tool kit and cutting list for this sideboard so check back HERE for updates.
There’s a lot going on with this sideboard and we show all of the steps it takes from start to finish.
Due to the length of the build, we’ve put less of an emphasis on detailing the very basic techniques (such as board flattening, marking accurately and sawing square).
The main focus is on the techniques specific to this build with include:
– Frame & Panel
– Bridle Joints
– Wedged Mortice & Tenon
– Hanging Double Doors.
The Video Series
We look set to bring the full build out through eight video chapters.
Chapter One will be live on Friday 20th December.
Followed by a new video each week to stream and/or download.
A cutting list and full PDF plans are also included.
For further details about this series take a look HERE
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