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An ABC of Basic Dovetailing

An ABC of Basic Dovetailing

Our step-by-step guide to an essential array of dovetailing techniques

Corner cabinet Plans

Corner cabinet Plans

Corner solutions .... Bernard Greatrix's Oak cabinet

Here's how, It's joints made easy

Here's how, It's joints made easy

Getting started with series of guides on choosing the most suitable jointing methods, we explain where and why you might use one as opposed to another.

Basic Veneering - Part 1

Basic Veneering - Part 1

Video Series - Peter Dunsmore demonstrates how to lay veneers and create simple inlays

Basic Veneering - Part 2

Basic Veneering - Part 2

Pete looks at what to consider when choosing your veneers, how to flatten buckled veneers and the some of the problems you may encounter

Basic Veneering - Part 3

Basic Veneering - Part 3

Peter takes us through the process of cutting the veneer to the right size

Basic Veneering - Part 4

Basic Veneering - Part 4

Peter demonstrates how to use a press to ensure your veneer remains flat Subscribers Only

Basic Veneering - Part 5

Basic Veneering - Part 5

Peter trims the edges of the veneer before adding the lipping and crossbanding Subscribers Only

Basic Veneering Techniques- Part 6

Basic Veneering Techniques- Part 6

Peter demonstrates how to enhance your furniture's veneer with an inlay. Subscribers Only

Basic Veneering Part 7

Basic Veneering Part 7

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Timber Preparation - Part 1

Timber Preparation - Part 1

Join Ralph Laughton as he takes you through the process of preparing rough sawn wood ready for use

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Learn how to create face sides and edges using a combination of basic handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 3

Timber Preparation - Part 3

How to thickness wood using only handtools Subscribers Only

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Using machines to square and thickness wood Subscribers Only

Rob Cosman on Dovetails

Rob Cosman on Dovetails

In this video Rob Cosman demonstrates how to cut cabinet grade through dovetails

Post a letter

Post a letter

Ben Russell recently used elegant hand-carved lettering to create a series of dramatic sculptural features for a show garden. Here is how he did it.

Flat & Square

Flat & Square

Cheaper, quieter and very satisfying, too: preparing timber by hand need not be slow or difficult says Mike Riley

Top drawer

Top drawer

What makes the perfect drawer? Ian Taylor describes the essential elements that go to make up a traditional dovetailed drawer, and shows how it is put together

How to make spline dovetail joints

How to make spline dovetail joints

Andy Standing demonstrates how to cut spline dovetails, a joint that is a favourite with box-makers.

Making rebate joints

Making rebate joints

Peter Dunsmore explains how to use a router to cut this useful joint

Top 5 Skills & Techniques

Post a letter

Ben Russell recently used elegant hand-carved lettering to create a series of dramatic sculptural features for a show garden. Here is how he did it.

Timber Preparation - Part 1

Join Ralph Laughton as he takes you through the process of preparing rough sawn wood ready for use

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Learn how to create face sides and edges using a combination of basic handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 3

How to thickness wood using only handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Using machines to square and thickness wood

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