In this final episode Paul shows how to cut the two different types of tenons, stub tenons and through tenons. Then he shows how to round over the edges of the top pieces and the front of the shelf. The project is assembled, to test the overall fit, then taken apart and glued up. Finally Paul does some cleanup and finishes the project with shellac. This is a great beginner project as well as being a good, simple project for those with more advanced skills. We hope you will give it a try!
Even though the shelves in this project are really short, we are still going to give them the support of cross-rails. In this video Paul shows how to position and lay out the mortise and tenons that position the support rails under the shelves. There are two different types of mortise and tenon used in the project but Paul takes you each step of the way in simple, achievable steps.
This project relies on six housing dados which isn’t surprising given that this joint is best known for its use as a shelving joint. All good joinery begins with good layout and Paul runs through laying out the joints in detail. This project will give you a bunch of practice making this joint and prepare you for making other shelving projects in the future.