Picture Frames: Project Info

Learn what it takes to make picture frame by hand that have crisp mitres and splined corners. Paul shows how to make everything from a basic frame to a stacked frame using a number of different techniques.

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Occasional Table: Info Page

In this project, Paul takes apart a secondhand mahogany table to look at the construction methods used by craftsman in the 17th and 18th century. Applying his discoveries, Paul makes another table to make a matching pair, which trains you and preserves the working skills in the lives of future craftsmen and women.

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Joiner’s Toolbox – Project Info

Joiners Toolbox

In this series, Paul decides to reproduce a well-used joiners toolbox that he picked up at a local car boot sale/flea market. This simple chest has a number of interesting features. It is made from relatively thin 1/2″/1.3cm stock which is strengthened by dovetailed trim. This together with its size, which fit a set of all the most necessary tools, makes it a perfect size for taking with you for any job or project you have to do. It is a great introduction to making larger dovetailed boxes and chest.

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Trestle Table – Project Info

This trestle dining table is a design that Paul first came up with when making a dining table as a wedding present for one of his sons. It features houndstooth dovetails on the corners of the apron and three vertical columns at each end, as well as a waney edge on the table top. Paul makes a table that can seat up to 8 people, but this design can be adjusted to whatever you may want to make, such as a coffee table or side table.

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Shaker Stool – Project Info

This shaker stool is a very adaptable design that you make to fit your requirements. It uses some unique sliding dovetails that are both strong and in this design enhance the aesthetic of the stool. The scale and length of the stool can be adjusted. It is a very solid stool that can have any number of uses.

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Dining Chair: Project Info

Are you intimidated by chair making? Then this project is for you. In this series Paul works through the features of and methods used to make this solid dining chair that will last for a century or two.

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet: Project Info

Have you been getting your workspace in order and want somewhere close at hand to keep your tools organised? What better place to store your carefully restored tools than a tool cabinet. Paul goes through the construction methods used including the techniques he’s developed to cut interchangeable dovetail corners that has never been shown before, as well as panel making, shelf, door and drawer fitting.

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Carved Mirror Frame: Project Info

Paul shows what he does to complete a commission for a mirror. There are a few interesting features to look out for including staggered shoulders on the tenons, fox-wedging and handmade turnbuttons as well as an introduction to decorative carving, including chip carving.

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