Sellers Home Side Cupboard: Episode 2

Side Cupboard EP2 KF

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Marrying the second half of the dovetails was not so simple this time, but perseverance gets the result we need and strive for every time. We learn so much when we recognise that different woods act and react differently as we work them. Paul uses a knife to get the exactness for the dovetails, and realises the pencil would work better as he progresses to the other corners. There were problems, too, with cupping, but again he worked through the difficulties and ended up with a good corner.


  1. Nicholas Gaudiuso on 27 October 2022 at 2:16 am

    Great episode. I sometimes can get the tails to seat nicely, but end up with some gaps in the shoulder lines of the dove tails. Do you have any advice on troubleshooting this problem. Thank you!

  2. joeleonetti on 27 October 2022 at 3:34 am

    Thanks Paul. For me, it is much more helpful to watch you go through the diagnosis to get your dovetails to fit. Most of the time, mine are too tight. More often than not, I don’t pare enough and end up with some splitting. Seeing what you went through on this was quite helpful.

  3. Howard Turner on 27 October 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks Paul for the little details / comments as you go through the video. Some may seam inconsequential but actually address ongoing questions of mine.

  4. Michael Kelewae on 1 November 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Another great video, Paul. I can’t wait to get back in the shop after my shoulder is heal!

  5. Ed on 1 November 2022 at 7:35 pm

    When there are that many dovetails and it is that difficult to assemble dry, I have to wonder whether glue will lubricate and help or cause swelling and big problems.

    • Chris Nawrat on 3 November 2022 at 12:20 am

      If you’ll put glue on dovetails that don’t fit dry, you’re a brave man than I!

  6. TIM Bublitz on 3 November 2022 at 5:00 am

    Why is the alternate player unavailable

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