Furniture Making Videos

Colin's Woodworking Fail - Wooden Chair Project

I love a good challenge and I certainly found it with this chair. I knew it was a bit complicated going in but when I drew the plans, I had a pretty good idea how I would be going about the build. I also knew that this could well be a prototype build, but I didn't really expect to abandon the build after pours hours and hours of work into it.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Wl1U1fYzaAo

Everyone makes woodworking mistakes and today I'll show you one of my woodworking fails in a wooden chair design I made. Hopefully, you can help me with this failed woodworking project and post your ideas in the comments section of this YouTube Video.

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Easy Dovetail Drawers with a Wood Router Jig

I always found making drawers to be fun, but there is controversy in drawers too. The way I make them is what I was taught was traditional, but sometimes I sway from that based on the size of the drawer and what it's use is.  

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rOaZarYZNOc

Making drawers is really just making boxes, fancy boxes if you like, but still boxes with square corners and straight edges, now how could there be controversy in that you ask well read on to see how to make drawers and decide for yourself what you would choose ... 

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Make Accurate Mortise Joints with a Doweling Jig (Mortise and Tenon Joinery)

Woodworkers who prefer to use "traditional" woodworking techniques and joints will appreciate that accuracy in making these joints is paramount and that way you get to the point of making accurate joints is through practice, practice, practice. For many of us who are part-time or novice woodworkers, getting that practice in is a tedious job, so we look for other means of achieving the same results.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/bM8TjnXcvc4

Cutting mortises by hand, or even with machines, especially for new woodworkers who are trying to follow the traditional techniques can be frustrating and for many, takes the fun out of woodworking ... but there are many ways of making mortises ... 

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Colin Knecht's Easy End Table Build / Side Table DIY

The one thing I like most about woodworking is that if you need some sort of a special piece of furniture, with a little bit of wood and a few hours of time you can build something that not only looks and works great but soon becomes a family heirloom ... 

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/huv_yOtp3gQ

This little table can easily be built in a day ... but you might need another day or 2 to apply the finish, depending on what you use, and it's sturdy and just the right size for a living room end table. 

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