Build A Small Wall Cupboard – Part One. VIDEO

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small wall cupboard plansThe 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.

Watch Part Two

OR

Watch Our Tool Chest Project

Learn how to build with hand tools and make this small project in our first Premium Video Series

 

22 Responses

  1. Paul Chapman

    Great stuff, Richard. You have a delightfully uncomplicated way of working.

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    • Richard

      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.

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  2. Ian

    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.

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    • Richard

      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.

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  3. Barry

    Thanks Richard and Helen – you have put in lots of work to produce this for us. Very interesting and educational. Many thanks, Barry

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    • Richard

      To Patrick, Ronald, Dave and Barry – many thanks for your comments, we certainly hope you’ll enjoy the next videos as well 🙂

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  4. patrick anderson

    Brill vid!

    If you decide to do a monthly sub like woodworking masterclasses I’m in.

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    • Richard

      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.

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  5. Chris Buckingham

    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!
    Chris,
    France.

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    • Richard

      Thanks Chris. Must say there is a little extra cleaning required round here to get ready for the cameras!

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  6. mike murray

    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.
    Mike

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  7. Stephen Halliday

    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.
    Cheers, Stephen.

    P.S. I suspect Helen put in lots more work editing this that it took you to make the Cupboard! 🙂

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    • Richard

      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.

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    • Richard

      Hi Donna, pleased your enjoying them. The next part is now on so I hope you’ve spotted it 🙂

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