Paul designed the Sellers’ Home Mantle Shelf to tie the different components of the living room together and give some added display possibilities to take just about any decorative item.
In this episode, we create the coaster holder using the same lamination block we used for the actual coasters to tie the two design elements together. The strategy once again is to create knifewalls to work to, to guarantee tight tolerances and good accuracy levels throughout.
Throughout this coaster set, there is no joinery yet the work is quite high demand and very enjoyable; sharpen up your tools before you begin and the outcome will become all the more pristine for you.
It’s not just the big and bold pieces a home needs to make it yours, and this project proves it for us. Rooting through Paul’s scraps, finding the unusual and the unusable makes the result so worthwhile.
Creating drawers that fit well and then all of the components that must keep the drawer floating in and out for the next hundred years means accuracy and care to ensure the parts fit well to the surround.
Curved drawer fronts have their idiosyncrasies and no two are ever the same. The steps for establishing the curved elements are mainly logical and, in this episode, Paul shows you step by step how to ensure your drawer openings come together to match the curved top of the main cabinet openings.
We must fit the sides and centre divider into the housing dadoes and then bevel the front edges to fit the curve of the top section, before fitting them into their respective recesses.
In this episode, we layout the housing dadoes to the upstand area that supports the TV itself.
With the main carcass of the cabinet completed, it’s time to start the large drawer. Paul used the same tambour-look for the drawer front and poplar for the body of the drawer.
Assembly follows a specific procedure so as not to strain the joinery as we go. In this episode, Paul uses a variety of methods to help retain the integrity of each joint in turn.