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Technique Woodworking

Dovetails

For Christmas, Fi got me a place on a woodworking course, which I took over the weekend… Not far from where we live is an organisation called the Sylva Foundation. They are an environmental charity who work to connect people and trees. They look at forest, land and wood resource management, and at the uses […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Hobby Board Fun

Sometimes, the ideas come from finding a particular piece of wood. In the last blog post I talked about how I built a small cabinet to hold shoes (books). I needed some boards that would be quite wide, stable, but not too expensive. I found that pine furniture board did the trick. Alongside this, the […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

The Boot Rack

I try to make sure the things I build serve a practical purpose. On this occasion my wife said, “I need somewhere to store shoes in the bedroom”. This was very true. Shoes do tend to occupy prominent positions around the house. The idea was to make something that could blend into a corner of […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy's Desk – part 3

I built a desk in my son’s room. This is how it came together. In Part 1, I described the planning process. Part 2 covered the tasks of cutting out the desk pieces from the block board countertop. In this part, I get to talk about the assembly… The build began with a round of […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy's Desk – part 2

In Part 1, I drew up plans for a desk to go in my son’s room. I got as far as designing the shape of the desktop, selecting the wood and planning how the one could be cut out from the other. So, in this part I will begin the cutting. Now, since this work […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy's Desk

My son’s room has been the scene of many projects over the years… As he has grown, so the things in the room have needed to grow around him. This has included the room itself, which used to be smaller, and somehow, mostly thanks to a lump hammer, gained an extra 20% of floorspace. I […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Where to begin – part 2

I shall continue with my first big, indoor project. In Part 1 I had decided to build a shelf unit against a wall in our end-room, next to a nice new wood stove. by the end of Part 1 I had produced a plan for the unit, bought the wood, cut slots for the biscuit […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Where to begin?

I shall start with my first big, indoor project. Our end-room was defined by a nice parquet floor and a horrible gas fire. Fi decided that the fire had to go, and a wood stove came in in its place. We needed something to fill the wall alongside the woodstove, that would be homely and […]