Sellers Home Bookshelf: Episode 1

Bookshelf EP1 KF

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It’s a new series and a brand new, hitherto unseen design with some special elements to the joinery Paul designed specifically for this project. 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. It’s all about quality wood, quality workmanship and quality design, to ensure this project becomes the next family heirloom in the series.


  1. Hugo Baillargeon on 14 July 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Have we found a way to put master Sellers in beeswax so he lives for another 200 years ?!

  2. Hugo Baillargeon on 14 July 2021 at 3:15 pm

    I think I missed the material cut list…? Or there is none because we adapt it …?

  3. Dennis Droege on 14 July 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Second that thought. What a gift he is to us.

  4. Bill Rhodes on 14 July 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Any reason not to use a rebate or a fillister plane for cutting the shelf underside?

  5. Mehdi Chihaoui on 14 July 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Maybe because the rebate is too wider ? And maybe because it’s a cross-cut, and the rebate plane is not very efficient in cross-cutting…

  6. Lisa Burt on 15 July 2021 at 2:32 am

    Love it! Is there going to be a cut list/diagram to go with the video?

  7. YrHenSaer on 15 July 2021 at 9:26 am

    In the last few projects the cut list has tended to appear online about halfway through……. maybe another three or four episodes…..

  8. Tad on 21 July 2021 at 6:42 am

    I that a dowel pin on the side of the panel at about 42:50?

  9. Flemming Aaberg on 24 July 2021 at 9:54 am

    Is that a dowel or screw with plug at 29.40 – and if so – why?

    • Stefano Passiglia on 23 November 2021 at 10:49 pm

      He said at the beginning that he joined two boards, so screws are to reinforce the glue up, and they are added at the back of the shelf so invisible.

  10. Jon on 27 January 2022 at 2:46 pm

    5 minutes into this and Paul has already dispensed some super helpful tips regarding dealing with bowed stock and variations in thickness that I’ve struggled with in the past.

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