This is an Advanced project. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the project is very difficult, it means that there won’t be quite as much hand-holding as we feature in the Guild. Darrell uses specific tools such as a biscuit joiner and a Festool Domino. While there are alternative options, this series doesn’t cover them. An experienced woodworker should have no problem substituting their own joinery preference. Also, because guest instructor projects are filmed on the road with a limited time to work with, we just can’t spend as much time on each segment as we’d like. A beginning woodworker might find the pace too fast. Between the videos, the cut list, and the dimensioned drawings, a relatively experienced woodworker will be able to step through the process.
This project will challenge your skills and broaden your knowledge of several Greene and Greene details, such as finger joints, ebony pegs, ebony splines, cloud-lifts, and the custom ribbon pull. Additional methods in drawer construction, case construction and offset pattern making will be presented along with other various tricks and techniques.
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.