This Week in the Shop we build small cabinet. Cabinet making epitomizes fine woodworking, as it rewards accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail. Cabinets can be found in the workshop, in the kitchen, as furniture, as built-ins. This cabinet build relies on the table saw and the router and showcases the versatility of shellac as a finish.
This week in my home shop I finished up a new bench project I developed for class at Nova Labs in Reston, VA. While simple in design and execution, it does involve a full suite of woodworking tools and a a custom jig to complete. This great intermediate project uses the Fab Five of a powered woodshop: table saw, band saw, miter saw, jointer and planer.
This week in the shop, my brother-in-law and I completed a simple nightstand featuring an oil & shellac finish, pocket hole construction, tapered legs and proportional design techniques. Check it out!
Here’s a quick shot of my “draft” top for the dining room table. I’m playing with the paints a bit, yah? Wondering what you think – I’m on the fence about the whole… Continue reading