This is an Advanced project!
Advanced does not necessarily mean DIFFICULT. It simply means that there won’t be quite as much hand-holding as we normally feature in Guild projects. Darrell uses specific tools such as a biscuit joiner and a Festool Domino in his work. While there are alternative options, this series doesn’t cover them. An experienced woodworker should have no problem substituting their own joinery preferences and tools. Also, because guest instructor projects are filmed on the road in a limited time-frame, we just can’t spend as much time on each segment as we’d like. A beginning woodworker might find the pace a little too fast though the series still contains valuable insights that a new woodworker can benefit from. Between the videos, the cut list, and the dimensioned drawings, a relatively experienced woodworker will be able to step through the process without trouble.
This is a stand-alone project. The Fremont Nightstand is not a pre-requisite. Everything you need to successfully build this piece will be presented in detail. But, if this project seems a bit daunting, you may want to start with the smaller Nightstand.
What Will I Receive?
- Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
- Printable PDF patterns you can use to generate your own hard templates.
- Hours of detailed video instruction (15 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
- All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase.
What will I learn?
- Material Selection
- End Panel Faux-rail Construction
- Ebony pegs
- Greene & Greene edge/corner treatment
- Biscuit joinery
- Domino Joinery
- Finger Joints
- Spline joinery
- Greene & Greene Ebony Splines
- Breadboard Ends
- Drawer Construction
- Hanging Drawers on wooden runners
- Pattern Making
- Making offset matching pattern
- Template Routing
- Cloud lifts
- Shaping /pillowing proud fingers
- Making a G&G Pull
- Discussion on Greene & Greene Design
- Greene and Greene finishing
What will I need?
A Note About Tools
This is a fairly large project that makes use of a number of specialized tools and bits. You don’t have to have everything on this list to complete the project since there’s always an alternative way to get the job done. It’s important that you watch each video to see how the various tools are used. Do not look at this list and start shopping as you might find you already have tools in the shop that would suffice.
If you need hard templates, you can purchase them here.
Numbers include 20% for potential waste:
- Species 1 (Sapele) 4/4 Hardwood 63 Board Feet
- Species 1 (Sapele) 5/4 Hardwood 10 Board Feet
- Species 1 (Sapele) 8/4 Hardwood 18 Board Feet
- Species 2 (For Internal Components) 4/4 Hardwood 5 Board Feet
- Hard Maple (For Drawer Slides) 4/4 Hardwood 3 Board Feet
- Ebony for various plugs, bars and splines
Table Saw (with Dado Stack), Bandsaw, Router Table, Router, Jointer, Planer, Drill, Drill Press, Oscillating Spindle Sander, Disc Sander, Brad Nailer, Chop Saw or Radial Arm Saw
- Lamello Biscuit Joiner
- Festool Domino
- Hollow Chisel Mortiser with 3/8” hollow chisel
- Amana RC-1007 Insert 3/4” Flush Trim Bit
- 1/8” Roundover Bit
- 1/4” Spiral Flush Trim Bit
- 1/2” Straight Bit
- 5/8” Straight Bit
- 7/16” Straight Bit
- 3/4” Straight Bit
- 3/4” Diameter Round Nose Bit
- 3/8” Spiral Ball Nose Bit
- Timberline 630-700 counterbore ½” x ¼” drill bit (adjustor holes)
- Countersink for #8 screw (for set screws)
- 5/16” Upcut Spiral Bit
- Amana 51586 Convex Edging Bit
- 5/32” Extra Length Drill Bit
- 3-Wing Slot Cutter
- Auriou 6” Thumb/Laurel Riffler grain 14 for finger pull
- Liogier 6” flat rasp 15 grain for easing top edge of pull
- Auriou Chris Pye 2pc Set of Rifflers for Wood 7” for shaping steps ( ribbon folds)
- Liogier Riffler for wood n°6” V Shape + rectangular grain 14 for shaping steps
- Berol R-75 Radius Guide
- Lee Valley Square Punches – 1/4” Punch with 13/64” drill bit, 3/16” Punch with 9/64” drill bit, 5/16” Punch
- 5/8” Guide Bushing
- Gooseneck Scraper
Please note that if you intend to build Darrell’s designs for profit, you’ll want to contact him directly regarding licensing fees.