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Essential Glue Guide

The subject of glue is vast and I wish that someone had written this article a few years ago when I ......

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Hand Veneering

Applying veneers by hand without the need for a veneer press is an ancient tried and tested techniqu......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Gluing end grain

The received wisdom on gluing end grain has often been to avoid it altogether - not only end to end ......

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Deconstructing a Kneehole Desk with Cross grain Moulding and Banding

Working with cross-grain material is a bit of an uncomfortable concept for most woodworkers. We lear......

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How to Make Curved Glazing Bars

The specification was a network of fine wood, surrounding and supporting shaped glass panes in a gla......

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How to Press Veneer

Placing veneer in a press allows it to be held firmly in position while the glue sets, enabling you ......

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Marquetry Chest

This chest of drawers is a development of ideas first explored in a writing bureau that I made a few......

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All about Applying Inlays

As well as covering furniture with wood grain that is independent of its construction, veneers are o......

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What the Elizabethans can Teach us

Furniture in the Elizabethan era of the late 1500s was made by carpenters or joiners who also used t......

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Biedermeier for Today

Nearly two centuries ago makers of Biedermeier furniture in Central Europe selected pale woods from ......

 

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