At first, it may appear a simple project; however, this piece encompasses many interesting complexities such as tenoned housing dadoes for drawer backs, ultra long housing dadoes, ploughing grooves, drawer sizing and fitting, and much more. Paul made his first one over two decades ago and it has since become an indispensable part of his workshop.

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Description This clothes airer is designed to build skill and teach two new joints; a wedged round tenon combined with a stopped housing dado and a sliding dovetail with housing dado. Paul introduces the optional use of a bandsaw alongside the predominance of hand tools to make this handy project. Tool List Knife Square Combination…

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Need somewhere to put the stuff of life? This bin can be used for recycling, household linen, kid’s toys and even everyday waste. Great for mastering angled mortise and tenons and using ply panels extending as through tenons in mortise holes to give added strength to the whole.

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This newly designed bathroom cabinet can be adapted for many uses. It features a mortise and tenoned door with mirror panel, adjustable and removable shelves and a hand turned cabinet door knob.

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This sofa server can be used as a stool, table, or as a surface for your laptop, notebook or to eat from. It’s a modern design featuring dovetails, a combined stopped housing dado with through mortises as well as shaped elements.

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55 years on, Paul remakes his first ever woodworking project, a simple yet modern looking wall shelf featuring stopped housing dados, plugged screws, homemade hardware and shaped shaped and rounded sides.

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Blanket chests, also known as hope chests in the USA, were used for storing valued items as well as bulky duvets, quilts and blankets, but you might also use them to store and protect many other family possessions such as photo albums, childrens toys, crafting supplies or indeed your collection of woodworking tools.

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This bedside cabinet uses Paul’s mortise and tenon system to develop truly accurate and crisp looking joinery. The divider rail is a unique design feature Paul developed for this project.

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A fly swat is a very handy thing to have around, but you don’t have to have an ugly, cheap piece of plastic around the house. Paul shows his design for an elegant fly swat that is simple to make.

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