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Bathroom Cabinet

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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Sofa Server

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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Wall Shelf

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 Chest

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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Bedside Cabinet

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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Fly Swat: Info Page

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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Stepladder: Info Page

Stepladders made from wood have almost disappeared, but not because they don’t work or work well. Paul introduces a design he has developed which includes key features to enhance stability, usability and long term durability. A real lifetime ladder that you will enjoy making as much as having around the house and workshop.

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Laptop Desk: Info Page

Paul’s latest design for a laptop desk combines opposing curves and rounded sections to create a new and modern look. It features shaped legs, dovetailed aprons AND desk-top bins for convenient storage with neatness. This is a great project for developing new woodworking skills and techniques including creating and using your own veneers.

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Keepsake Box: Info Page

Paul introduces a brand new design. This highly defined and refined keepsake box features curved sides with stepped and angled dovetails. With its floating panels, top and bottom, which are fitted into grooves, Paul created the dynamic allowing for expansion and contraction. This might make it seem a complicated project, but Paul takes you through it step by step to make an heirloom piece. It can be scaled and customised for a variety of uses.

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Chest of Drawers: Info Page

Paul has designed and made this Shaker-style dresser or chest of drawers to demonstrate the techniques and considerations needed in larger case work. There are features surrounding the joinery that allow for the contraction and expansion of the wood, yet the same joinery ensures longevity in a piece designed to last through centuries of use. It can be adapted to individual needs and specification and is a great project to advance your woodworking skills.

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