How to: Dresser to sideboard 3, new parts

Ron Payne, Blacksmith, woodworker, all-around crafter

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17 Lessons (3h 41m)
    • 1. Introduction and Project

      1:19
    • 2. Safety

      1:42
    • 3. Prep work part 1

      13:48
    • 4. Prep work part 2

      10:32
    • 5. Bracing

      18:32
    • 6. Bottom Shelf

      16:45
    • 7. Drawers part 1

      10:59
    • 8. Drawers part 2

      15:35
    • 9. Doors part 1

      12:25
    • 10. Doors part 2

      15:02
    • 11. Doors part 3

      17:19
    • 12. Pull-out Shelf support framework part 1

      13:49
    • 13. Pull-out Shelf support framework part 2

      18:07
    • 14. Pull-out Shelf part 1

      18:53
    • 15. Pull-out Shelf part 2

      17:51
    • 16. Last details

      17:42
    • 17. Final thoughts

      0:46

Project Description

Create a beautiful showcase piece from old, tired furniture. New parts, making and installing.

This part of the series is the "nuts and bolts" of remaking furniture.  This class will involve measuring, layout, cutting, sanding, fitting and gluing.  There may be planing, drilling, routing, driving nails or screws for your project even if I don't have to use those particular skills in my demonstration.  To that end I'll briefly go over useful skill I don't use.

From this class you should take away the essential skills to make the basic components of furniture.  By the end, your project should be ready for refinishing.  You can upload a picture of your ready-to-finish piece.

Tools and materials*

Lumber to match your project

Glue: I like hide glue but any woodworking glue will work

Clamps

Saws: power; table and miter, maybe band OR hand; crosscut and rip, maybe coping.

Pencil, marking knife, awl or some way to mark the lumber

Square: carpenter, speed, try, or combination

Router with bits

Hammer and nails

Screwdrivers and screws

Drill and bits

Various hand tools: pliers, side cutters, small flatbar etc.

*note: You may not need all of these tools for your particular project or you may need others.

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