Take your furniture making to the next level, using solid wood.
In Level-2, you will be using solid wood more than plywood. The items will be slightly more complicated and use lot more power tools and hand tools.
You will learn new techniques of joining solid wood using traditional joints such as mortise-tenon and birdle joints. You will learn to use shop made machines and jigs to get accurate cuts and joints to make your item a professional build.
Pre-requisite: You must have completed at least 1 item from the Furniture Maker (Level-1) course
What will I learn?
Theory of wood:
Basic theory of wood, types and species available, identification of wood, different types of processed wood such as plywood, block board etc, and what to look for when buying these
Techniques you will learn:
Measuring, how to layout cuts for optimum material usage, dimensioning - hand and machine sawing, planing of solid wood, different types of joinery, sanding, applying different types of finish such as staining, PU or oil
Power tools you will use:
Table saw, mitre saw, jig saw, planer, bench router, hand-held router, cordless drill and drivers, pneumatic nail gun, random orbit sander, finish sander, and many shop-made machines and jigs as necessary for the project
Hand tools you will use:
Saw, hand plane, rasps, screw drivers, sanding blocks, chisels, mallet, various measuring instruments
Check the glossary to understand each of the above terms in great detail
Choose an item to build
Every item you build gives you the confidence to build the next one
You can choose from any of the below items depending on your interest to make, time availability and budget.
The cost of the program is dependent on the item chosen to be built. Each item is expected to take 4-6 sessions. See item description in the catalogue for more details for each item.
|Choose an item to make in this program:
You can make minor customisations in the design to incorporate your own ideas to make it unique to your home.
You can choose to either paint or polish your item based on the purpose of use - this will be decided specifically to each item.
What others have built
The satisfaction of building something by yourself is unparalleled
Get started on an amazingly satisfying experience that you will cherish
Limited to 3 participants to give individual attention
I had a great time making my own desk. In addition, I got involved in the design process as well, right from sketching on paper all the way to the final product.
My first time with power tools
It was super fun working with power tools all by myself. I also got to tweak the design to my liking and needs.