Preparing Stock for a Table – Episode 2

To complete the stock preparation, Paul planes the edge of one of the pieces that will make up the table top to show what it takes to prepare them for edge jointing. He then marks out the various parts of the table on the rough boards, going through what is involved in making the most of the stock you have.

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Preparing Stock for a Table

Paul prepares stock for a table starting with rough boards. He goes through the process of selecting suitable timber for the different parts of the table. He then cuts it to size and planes out any irregularity and thicknesses it using the scrub plane to prepare it for the joinery.

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Preparing Stock for a Table – Episode 1

There are a number of things to consider when selecting the materials such as checking for surface defects, cups, hollows and twist in the boards. With the stock for the table top selected, Paul shows how he goes about flattening the surface using the scrub plane and winding sticks.

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