Making A Herringbone Beech & Mahogany Side Table

 
In this video I made a mahogany and beech herringbone design side table with a pedestal base.  The sort of table you'd perch a drink on beside your sofa!
I started by cutting all the mahogany pieces to a consistent length at the mitre saw, and then I ripped them all to a consistent width at the tablesaw.  I figured I could use these to form a herringbone pattern, but the problem was that I didn't really have much material to work with.  

Making A Mid Century Style Step Stool / Foot Stool

In this video I use a salvaged mahogany wardrobe panel to make a step stool (or foot stool) with a mid century feel.  
First I cut a clean and straight edge along the length of the panel using my circular saw with a straight edge clamped down to guide the cut.  
Then I could reference that straight edge against the fence of my panel cutting jig at the tablesaw so that I could cut make a clean 90 degree cross cut.
I measured and marked up to cut what would be the length for the top panel of the stool.
And then I ripped it to width.

Rustic Coffee Table Using Scaffold Boards

In this video I make a rustic coffee table using some old scaffold boards I found on top of a skip and some metal coffee table legs which I salvaged as part of an office clearance
 
Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/2yw4gOX (UK) 
 
In this video I'm going to be making a coffee table using some old scaffold boards I found on top of a skip which I took after asking permission ofcourse.
The boards had loads of character, very worn and weathered, they were also pretty badly warped too.

Making Bedside Tables / Nightstands

In this video I make two bedside tables / nightstands with a retro/mid century feel.
Vlog 6 where I talk about the shop: https://bit.ly/2O33yj1
Varnish I use in this video: https://amzn.to/2MfgoIV (UK) 
Jay Bates video I mentioned: https://bit.ly/2Mg5ORZIn 

Refinishing An Ercol Giraffe Room Divider

In this video I'm going to be restoring the finish on a 1956 Ercol Giraffe room divider for a client.
I've never worked on a piece of furniture this old or this valuable before.
And the first mission was collecting it in my small van, I had to get it in by laying it down on it's side, and because it's talled than my van is long, I needed to the door of my van shut with some rope and needless to say I drove home very carefully. 

Coffee Table With Metal Legs

Recently I salvaged some metal coffee table legs - these were being thrown away as part of an office clearance at my place of work, and originally they had melamine tops which were really badly worn and damaged after years of use, and I knew I could make use of the metal legs, so I asked for the metal legs to be put aside for me.  I think I took about 6 or 7 pairs of these in total.  
And in this video I'm going to make a solid wood table top for one of the pairs of legs and I'm also going to grind off the paint from the metal legs which you'll see later in the project.

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

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