Making A Parquet Coffee Table Using Salvaged Oak (part 1 of 2)

I wanted to find a use for lots of short pieces of oak.  These were the feet of some salvaged oak hat and coat stands that I reclaimed from a local office clearance.  

I cut the tapered angle off these pieces on the bandsaw, and then cut the remaining pieces in half which gave me lots of material to use in a parquet design for the table top.  

I planed them all to a consistent size on the thickness planer.  

Then I glued them to a scrap piece of chipboard using woodglue.  

Making A Vinyl Display Unit

In this video I make a vinyl / record display unit in a mid century modern / vintage style for a friend.  

The unit is made of 3/4 inch plywood that I bought at my local reclamation yard specifically for this build.  The whole unit can be made with only one half of a full standard sheet of plywood.  

I cut some dado housing joints to accommodate the bottom shelf to give it plenty of strength.  

It was assembled with wood glue and brad nails, and finished with Rustic Pine Briwax.  

The hairpin legs were purchased on eBay and they were simply screwed on.  

Restoring A Chest Of Drawers - Junk Find Makeover

I find an old chest of drawers made from sapele/sapele veneered particleboard in an alleyway close to my home.  I went to pick it up in my car, and it was in pretty bad shape.  The carcass was broken, it had water stains (from both rain and people not using drinks coasters!!), and it had some other defects.  

I started by disassembling it, and it was an unusual construction - built in two parts...  

Making A Dining Table With Mahogany, Teak, Oak, Pine & Spruce (part 2 of 2)

In this video I make the frame for the table, assemble it and finish it

Making A Dining Table With Mahogany, Teak, Oak, Pine & Spruce (part 1 of 2)

Here I make a dining table for my home.  In this video I make the table top

Making A Chest Of Drawers (part 2 of 2)

Here is a chest of drawers I made for my girlfriend using some salvaged dovetail jointed drawers that were found by some bins.

Part 2 covers making the feet, making the top, painting and applying finish and installing the drawer handles

Making A Chest Of Drawers (part 1 of 2)

Here is a chest of drawers I made for my girlfriend using some salvaged dovetail jointed drawers that were found by some bins.

Part 1 covers making the sides, starting to assemble the carcass, installing the drawer runners and cleaning up the drawer fronts.

Bandsaw Box - A Miniature Chest Of Drawers

This is my first ever attempt at a bandsaw box using offcuts of spare wood - using oak, pine and sapele (I think!)

Making A Cabinet With Sliding Doors

Here's a little storage cabinet with sliding doors I made for my spare bedroom to match existing furniture.

Coffee Table

Here’s a coffee table I made for my mum and dad for Christmas.  They had a cheap, wobbly melamine table that was basically good for nothing - their cat could barely balance on it!

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