The Wall Cupboard

by | Jul 19, 2013 | 9 comments

I’m currently editing our next video and this one’s going to be a little longer with a little more woodworking than what you’ve seen so far. This will be following a project from start to finish and the complete build will published over three parts.
When we set about a video like this we’ll always aim to make it clear what the build entails. With this first project we’ve opted to keep things simple with a piece that can be built by hand in a small space and with little material costs. Here’s what we’ve come up with:

This wall cupboard is a simplified version of the one we had planned last year (but haven’t yet got around to building). Rather than using the custom forging which we’ve had made for our oak version this one is being built with no hardware costs, just to proove it can be done.
Our version of the cupboard is built from pre planed pine so don’t excpect too many details on timber preparation or thicknessing this time around. Instead we take you step by step through a fast paced build which gives you plenty of scope for your own customisation. Before the first video is published I’ll provide access to our cutting list and plans in case you feel inspired to go out and get building  – we may even have a holdfast spare for our favourite variant!

Part one of the build is on track to be published by the end of next week. To catch up with our previous videos they can all be found on our new YouTube channel – Don’t forget to subscribe!

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Helen seeks to explore ways to live with greater joy & sustainability for both ourselves & the planet. Concepts which have led to the launch of her second business We Are Carbon. As the producer of our videos, Helen brings a unique perspective & injects life to our education ensuring it is both a pleasure to watch & easy to follow & learn from. Learn More About Helen & The English Woodworker.


  1. Ken

    Thanks Helen, this is going to be great. 🙂

  2. David Cawthray

    Cant wait to see it, keep up the great work guys


    • Helen

      Thanks Ken and David, I’m working hard to get it out on time!

  3. Chris Buckingham

    I look forward to seeing this build project,I am sure it will “kick start” the enthusiasm in many of us to have a go, the fact that the material costs are not going to break the bank is an added insentive,one could also build it from re cycled materials to give it a bit more of an antique look.

    • Helen

      Recycled timber would be great for a build like this, the components are fairly small so you could pick out the most attractive parts and end up with a very nice aged look to your cupboard.

  4. mike murray

    Hope you won’t mind a creaky old plodder like me following along with you on this project. I was thinking about making a similar style cupboard that I could use to house my drill bits and such in. I’ll have to see the dimensions but most likely, if not too large, it will work. I was thinking of wall-mounting a cabinet behind my table-top drill. I’ll go find my box of adhesive bandages so I’ll be ready to go. : )

    • Helen

      Hi Mike, we’d love for you to follow along! The dimensions will be along shortly and looking at it, it will be a good size for storing drill bits, it’s nice and compact. The beauty is it’s very simple so easily scalable.

  5. Brian S

    I’m looking for Part 3 but I can’t seem to find it.

  6. Phil Beaumont

    I too have looked for part 3 and can’t find it.


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