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Woodworking: Fundamentals of Furniture Making

By craftshome / 30. October 2019

Tables, chairs and other forms of furniture rely heavily on mortise and tenon joinery, which is at the heart of this Fundamentals of Furniture Making Course. From scaling the joinery to suit your project to producing a perfectly fitting joint, you’ll learn the mortise and tenon joint inside and out, along with other great tips for making rock solid furniture.

Additionally, furniture projects often require solid wood tops, made using edge-to-edge glue ups. Learn the tricks behind jointing perfect edges, getting great color and grain matches in your top, and allowing solid wood tops to expand and contract seasonally.

The Course video instruction, produced in conjunction with Woodworkers Guild of America, is very detailed, leaving no steps out of the process. In this Course you’ll learn about:

  • Project design

  • Edge-to-edge glue ups for strength and beauty

  • Mortise and tenon joinery

  • Tapering legs

  • Adding decorative accents to furniture projects

Woodworkers Guild of America Instructor George Vondriska, is a firm believer in the adage that form should follow function, and he’ll show you how to add simple details to furniture that take it from boring to beautiful. For example, a simple router bit makes a significant difference in the look of the table rails. Undercutting the edge of the top gives it a lighter look. A slight taper on the legs reduces their bulk. Fundamentals of Furniture Making provides video instruction that makes each of these details easy to do.

In addition to step-to-step video instruction, this Course provides you with downloadable resources and helpful information, including: A complete printable Guide, that is a woodworking plan for the table you’ll build in your own shop while following along with George’s techniques; and source references for any specialized tools used.


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