Sellers Home Bedside Cabinet: Episode 1
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Paul enjoys taking everyone from the garage to the rooms in Sellers’ Home, including you in the thought processes he goes through in considering any project–concerning its intended purpose and the location it’s destined for. Additionally, it helps him plan for the cutting list, wood choices, and the work he has to do in stock preparations, all of which get tied together in the drawings. From this point on, it is a question of milling the wood, thinking about how best to achieve it with hand tools and the bandsaw, but most importantly, how to do it efficiently. Taking rough-sawn wood from the sawmill to finished sizes is in high demand, but it is also the best way to practise the processes. We have about 100 pieces in the two bedside cabinets, so strategising is important. In this video, Paul takes you step by step through truing all of the carcass stock ready for layout, grooving, etc.
I could not help smiling when saw you sketching the room and arrangement of furniture with pencil, rule, and paper.
I was trained in drafting ( a bit) when I was young, but during my professional career I became an avid computer user. I have used Sketchup and Fusion 360 as matter of course, yet when I design a project for carpentry or woodworking, I always make a scale drawing by hand. I just can’t visualize things as quickly and efficiently without a pencil, rule, and grid paper to lay out my thinking. The computer designing programs just get in my way.
Thanks for filming another great project.
Great to hear that the new video series put a smile on your face. I have said it a lot recently but this one could be my favourite piece!
I do enjoy the videos of stock preparation. I always pick up something I’d lost sight of or never knew. Thanks.
I find there’s a huge advantage in planning the slow old fashioned way – you get to live and breathe the concepts rather than just see pictures rapidly generated. Carefully thinking and placing each piece allows you to reflect on how the pieces interact with each other, with the space and with you, and identify issues that may not be evident in the rush to produce a plethora of scenarios.
Does Paul arrange his wood in a particular way to try to keep it from moving after he dimensions it?