Single Board Side Table (DVD)
A beautiful cherry table...and lessons to get the most from your lumber.There’s more to making a beautiful piece of furniture than choosing a good design. As much effort needs to go into choosing the right wood and using it successfully. And, you’ll learn why in Single Board Table, a video workshop featuring Fine Woodworking’s Michael Pekovich,
Planning ahead pays big dividends. Hours of design, building, and finishing are wasted when a piece ends up with mismatched boards and chaotic grain. But that doesn’t need to happen. In this video workshop, you’ll learn how a master woodworker avoids these hazards by cutting all the table components from one piece of lumber.
Discover the advantages of working from a single board. Since all the parts for this table come from the same board, it’s much easier to achieve:
- Good color match throughout the piece
- Pleasing grain patterns in all the right places
- Maximum economy from your lumber stash
See the table built step by step and more. Follow Michael through the entire project and you’ll also learn more about: re-sawing and rough milling practices, putting a modern twist on a cabriole leg, traditional joinery techniques, and clever finishing tips for deepening wood grain.
You’ll never look at wood the same way again. The payoff for the time and effort spent selecting lumber and using it thoughtfully is big. You’ll end up with a nicely matched tabletop, grain that runs seamlessly from apron to apron, and legs defined by tight, straight grain on every face. This technique is a great way to elevate even the simplest project. Plus, the perfect color match is already built into your project.
Length: 60 minutes
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