Sofa Table: Episode 6

In this final episode, Paul cuts the tabletop to size and shows how he would deal with any blemish in the surface. He then scrapes and fits both the shelf and tabletop, finishing of by fixing them in place.

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Sofa Table: Episode 5

Paul chamfers the mortises that take the tenons on the long rail and then cuts the wedges that will help hold it in place. The last step before gluing up is to do a dry run. Once this is done Paul glues up, discussing what to look out for. Don’t forget to check for square!

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Sofa Table: Episode 3

It’s time to layout and taper the legs! Paul shows us several methods that can be used to shape this and a number of different styles of leg using a variety of tools. He also makes some turn buttons and cuts the mortices to receive them.

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Sofa Table: Episode 1

Paul talks us through the design elements of the table and lays everything out on the storyboard. From this, he marks out and cuts the mortice holes for the apron, introducing a new style of tenon and mortice.

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