The association between joints is always exciting, but when you see several elements come together in a single joint area, it becomes all the more amazing. In this episode, we make a twin tenoned housing dado joint to intersect each shelf with the side uprights.
Have you ever heard of a dovetailed mortise and tenoned stepped housing dado? Paul came up with a combination of his three favourite joints as an all-in-one joint, and we make six of them in this cherry bookcase.
Everyone needs a good bookshelf and, the joinery in this piece is made very different by the unique combination of twin tenon joints with housing dadoes. Then a dovetailing element that will not be obvious but ties the whole together.
In this episode, Paul walks you through all of the elements to make sure the project is square and solid and ready to apply the finish. Watch as he walks it into the house from the garage and sets it in place; a pretty magical moment.
In this episode, we continue to develop the rotating drawer. Paul’s using different methods and techniques, as well as tricks of the trade, to ensure a good fit with the drawer bottom, and then the joinery too.
In this episode, Paul presents a quadrant-shaped drawer which pivots on one side and rotates out from a fixed point to 90-degrees. We begin by laminating the curved drawer side that unites the front to the single side of the drawer.
This episode deals with a variety of techniques to progress the coffee table.
This new episode is the fulfilment of Paul’s idea to introduce a laminated arch to the underside of the long aprons. It is both decorative and functional in that it increases the strength of the tenons around the apron-to-leg joinery and also gives an elegant look to the overall appearance.
Every project begins with wood that often has a variety of defects such as twist, cup, and bow. In this episode, Paul wants to walk everyone through the proven methods that have worked for hand toolists for centuries.
In this episode, Paul lays out the rails for cutting the tenons to the apron and lower rails. Then comes tenon cutting and, Paul’s step-by-step approach will walk you through fitting the tenon into its mortise.