The Wall Cupboard Plan – download the PDF
So here we have part one of our Wall Cupboard build. As we’ve mentioned on the run up this is a nice simple project with small material costs so the absolute beginner will be able to give it a go, and it’s certainly great fun for the experienced too. We’ll have a follow up video next time with alternate ways to cut the rebates if you don’t have snazzy planes.
This cupboard build video takes you through some of the thought processes of building simple furniture by hand. We’ve started out at the basics and chose a project that’s functional yet also something you can easily make with minimal tools and space. If you’d like to make this cupboard then remember to download the free plan below. And if you’re keen to learn more about how to build with hand tools then also take a look at our Premium Videos which include many hours of detailed instruction.
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Learn how to build with hand tools and make this small project in our first Premium Video Series
Way to go Richard, great video buddy. TThanks for this one 😉
Cheers Ken, we always appreciate your support.
Paul Chapman says
Great stuff, Richard. You have a delightfully uncomplicated way of working.
Thanks Paul. There are so many ways to enjoy woodwork but we wanted to start out with a project that hopefully shows that you don’t need an excess of time, space or equipment to enjoy building something functional.
Richard and Helen you’ve done an amazing job with the video, both the content and the look and style of it. Keep up the good work, can’t wait to see the next one.
Hi Ian, really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it! With a bit of luck we should be bringing you the next video sometime next week.
Patrick Sellman says
Very well done. Thanks!
Mr Ronald Carl Dennis says
Richard and Helen, this was well worth waitting for. Thank you.
Thanks Richard and Helen – you have put in lots of work to produce this for us. Very interesting and educational. Many thanks, Barry
To Patrick, Ronald, Dave and Barry – many thanks for your comments, we certainly hope you’ll enjoy the next videos as well 🙂
patrick anderson says
If you decide to do a monthly sub like woodworking masterclasses I’m in.
Thanks Patrick, that’s really good to know! There are no immediate plans for a subscription but it is something we’ll consider down the line.
Chris Buckingham says
A really well balanced video, with a good pace, and excellent graphics. Your workshop/studio does look a bit clean though, not like mine!
Keep them coming!
Thanks Chris. Must say there is a little extra cleaning required round here to get ready for the cameras!
mike murray says
Richard and Helen,
Very nice video. Nice work. Loved the chalkboard too.
In a couple of my last little projects, after I had completed some joinery, I decided to smooth a surface with the plane. In both cases, doing so after the mortice and tenon had been cut messed up my joinery fit. Your advice Richard about doing any smoothing with a plane before you do any joinery is one of those work habits that I need to follow. One would think that it would be the most logical thing to do the smoothing first but leave it to me to step out of the logical sequence. Anyway, I will from now on hear and heed your words when it comes to smoothing where joinery is to take place. Thank you.
I have watched the two videos several times now and have learned a lot from both of them. Thank you both.
Hi Mike, thanks for your comments. It’s great to hear that you’ve picked up some useful tips from the videos. We’ve finished a few other videos as well, they’re all listed here if you haven’t seen them: https://www.theenglishwoodworker.com/?cat=26
Stephen Halliday says
Hi Richard & Helen,
Many Congratulations for an excellent video on this new Project.
BTW, I’ve finally got back on to building my Tool Chest! Its only been 18 months!
See you at the European Show.
P.S. I suspect Helen put in lots more work editing this that it took you to make the Cupboard! 🙂
Thanks Stephen, yeah Helen certainly drew the short straw, I wouldn’t like to say how many hours she’s been sat editing! One good thing about your tool chest is the wood’s going to be very well seasoned, it’s amazing isn’t it how life gets a hold of you! I’ve been thinking about doing a tool chest build soon so we’ll see who finishes first..
All the best, Richard.
Is there going to be a part two? Anxiously awaiting another video!
Hi Donna, pleased your enjoying them. The next part is now on so I hope you’ve spotted it 🙂
Robert Lindh says