Repairing & Restoring Dining Chairs

Recently I made a couple of desks as a commission for a client, and when I was delivering those to his home, he mentioned he had some solid beech dining chairs that were in need of repair.  There were 6 in total but initially I just took 4 of them away, and in this video I'm going to be showing how I repaired and re-finished them.
The main problem with these chairs, as you can see is that joints are loose, so the chairs had quite a bit of movement in them.  

Making Custom Desks (part 3 of 3) - Worktop, finishing, castors & keyboard shelf

Welcome to part 3 of the desk builds.  In the last video I made the drawer and drawer housing for the desk.
And in this one I'll be working on the desk top, the castors, adding a keyboard shelf and getting some glass for the desktop to protect the wood.
First I used my trim router to add a roundover to the top edges of the worktop
I then brought the worktop in to the workshop so that I could sand everything smooth and remove any burn marks left by the router.
I used my block plane just to ease over the bottom edges of the worktop

Making Custom Desks (part 2 of 3) - drawers and drawer housing

Welcome to part 2 of the desk build. The next job was to make the drawer and the drawer housing, and before cutting anything I first did a quick sketch just to get my head around the dimensions of everything.
This is the front elevation I'm drawing here, and the drawer needed to be 270mm in width.
The drawer runners I'd use are these bottom mount type, I've used these before for all my workshop drawers, they work well and are inexpensive.
Here's how they go together.

Making Custom Desks (part 1 of 3)

Peter Millard Clamping Square video: https://youtu.be/kf-jOFrWTXo
In this video I'm going to start working on a commission - this one came about thanks to my uncle who put my name forward to someone who wanted two custom desks built, one for each of his sons.
I got in touch and we discussed his requirements so I could start designing the desks - he wanted the desks 
to have some shelves and a single drawer for storage
something dismantleable so that it can be easily transported

Making A Plywood Armchair - John Heisz Collaboration

In this video I make an armchair using one sheet of plywood.  
 
This project is a collaboration with John Heisz from I Build It - check out his video here: https://youtu.be/-uvjAVQqnyo
 
John's YouTube Channels:
I Build It main channel: 
I Build It second channel:

Drinks Cabinet Makeover - Mid Century Restoration

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Making A Side Table With A Drawer / Bedside Table

In this video I make a retro / vintage style side table with a drawer... Or it could be a bedside table... I haven't really decided..  Made using reclaimed materials / street finds.  This is a rare painted project (because the wood I used had some stains) and I show you how I achieved a really nice and smooth painted finish.

Re-finishing A Mid Century Dining Table - Restoration

Recently I saw a dining table for sale on facebook ads, it was listed for just £10 and I like this style of furniture, so thought it'd make a good restoration project so I picked it up.
It's a small table to seat around 4 or maybe 6 at a squeeze, and it's a folding table so you can fold it up and put it to one side and it takes up very little space as you can see.
It had a few problems with the finish, some deep scratches, chipped veneer, the finish was dry and flakey an there were a few moisture stains.  The top appearst to be a teak veneer laminated to MDF.

Making A Mid Century Modern Vinyl Storage Unit (part 2 of 2)

In part 1 I did all the cutting and assembly for the main carcass of the unit and in this video I need to build the leg assembly, add the back panel, apply finish and then deliver the unit at my brother's house

Making A Mid Century Modern Vinyl Storage Unit (part 1 of 2)

 In this video I'm going to be making a record unit for my brother.  He recently bought some nice mid century style furniture and he's been looking for something in that style to hold his records but hasn't been able to find anything suitable, so he asked me to make something. The unit would need to be 1m wide, have two shelves to store records with dividers inbetween, and sit around 15cm off the floor so that it sits above power sockets on the wall where it's going to be placed. So I did a drawing in SketchUp and this is what we came up with.

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