Furniture Making Videos

Building Furniture With Double Sided Hardwood Plywood - TV Stand

I seem to have been working more with natural wood the past few years but have been thoroughly enjoying getting back to working with plywoods and MDF materials. I love how quickly you can make things from many of these double sided or single side plywoods. You just need to take a few minutes to plan your cuts, but when that is done, you can very quickly make some excellent furniture pieces.

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 In my case, I was in need of an "open concept" TV stand. I need to be open to accommodate a couple of speakers that seem to be well placed under the Television to help conserve floor space. I decided to help match other furniture, a very light colored finish would be best and I found a nice clear top coat, in a very matte finish that I tested and liked ...  

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Building a Economy Melamine Utility Cabinet - Cabinet Making

It's fun to use different materials and different techniques from time to time in woodworking because it helps to expand our knowledge, techniques, and experience. Oh, and the fact that I am able to cross something off my list of "things to do around the house" is an even greater motivator. Not that are on my list were put there by me, and the shelving unit in the laundry room is one of them that was way down my list, but, while I have these Maksiwa Machines, the Edge Bander and Trimmer, I might as well use them while I can ...

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I don't often get a chance to use Melamine products because I am usually working with natural woods, so this is a real treat for me to work with something totally different and when it's done being built ... it's ready to use, no sanding, no prep work, no finishing ... it's ready to use right away ... 

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Mini Wooden Bench - Woodworking For Beginners #33

Honing existing skills or learning and practicing new skills is will get this small sitting bench build in no time. For woodworkers new and wanting to learn how to build things and end up with a nice function piece of furniture, this is a perfect project. For the more skilled woodworkers, this is also a great project because they add their own features to it and make it even better and also end up with a great new piece of furniture that will appeal to all members of the family.

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The version I made is from pine, and although pine is a soft wood to work with, the fact that it is glued in many places means it will last for generations without losing it rigidity that you would get with nails of screws. The nice thing with pine is that it's a beautiful wood to look at, to work with and can be finished in many different ways for clear coats to paint ...

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Installing Steel Legs on Live Edge Maple Coffee Table

Some time ago I joined some cuts from a live edge slab of wood to make a somewhat square, live edge coffee table top, then I finished the top with a special version of teak oil called Teak-Olje and both those articles and videos can be found here:  Part 1   &  Part 2.
This final video and article are a quick overview of installing some Steel Legs to the coffee table and something I have not worked with in the past, so a whole new experience for me.

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I started off by purchasing ready made steel legs from one of the big box hardware stores rather than trying to make my own. There was not many choices of steel legs that I could purchase locally, but did find some inverted "V" shaped legs that I liked and that looked very well made ...

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