In Furniture Making: Secrets, Skills and Techniques, you'll discover all the techniques needed to create beautiful mission-style tables. In Volume 1, you'll visit Master Woodworker George Vondriska in his shop where you'll discover dozens of new ideas and techniques that you can put to use in your own shop. In order to demonstrate those woodworking skills, George takes you, step by step, through the building blocks of table construction and joinery.
First, George shows you how to most cost-effectively select hardwoods, using quarter-sawn boards for the top, and tricks for using less expensive plain-sawn boards to yield a quarter-sawn appearance. But the secret to the construction of our table is the mortise-and-tenon joinery. And George demonstrates several ways to make them. Along the way, George reveals lots of shop tips and shows how the experts make fine furniture using standard shop tools.
George also shares a few of his shop-made jigs that make working with wood simple and hassle-free. After 60+ minutes of non-stop action, you'll see every technique needed to start your own table project, and you'll have the skills to do it all!
You will find the following segments on this video:
Overview of the Project and Wood Selection
Construct the Top and Shelf
Cut and Prep Table Legs
Joint and Rip Rails
Rip and Crosscut Rails and Slats
Mortise and Tenon Joints
Layout and Mortise Legs
Volume 1 covers table construction through creating the mortises. Volume 2 picks up with cutting the tenons through final assembly.
This how-to woodworking video runs 1 hour 3 minutes.