It’s felt a bit back to roots of late as we’ve been talking a lot about workbenches, but for those already set and ready to build you might be relieved to hear that we’re now well on with a new furniture build.
After giving thought to everyone’s requests and looking to come up with something practical, we’ve opted for a sideboard. It’s got a nice retro feel and is designed for display with glazed doors.
Sourcing the right timber for a project can be one of the biggest headaches.
Along with choosing tools, “how to buy good wood” is perhaps one of the most common questions we get asked about.
The challenge of buying and working kiln dried hardwoods by hand, has led us to doing something a little different with this build.
Material wise it’s a bit of a hybrid.
The bulk of the carcase is built from pine – easy to source, kind on the pocket and fast to plane.
We’ve then used oak sparingly for various details. It’s a fun way to build and if you have a few boards of a really beautiful wood, it’s a great chance to put it in to focus and make it go pretty far.
Tying two woods together is always interesting if not a bit nerve wracking when it comes to the finish. I’m getting close to that stage now, and I’m holding my breath a bit at how it’ll all turn out – I’ve got high hopes.
The build process will be ready to share shortly so we’ll keep you updated with how it’s coming along.
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