What You’ll Receive:
- Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (metric and imperial).
- Hours of detailed video instruction (14 videos) showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.
- All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. Closed Captioning available.
What You’ll Learn:
- Lumber/grain selection
- Properly executed bread board ends
- Dovetail socket joinery
- Double/twin tenon joinery
- Stub tenon joinery
- Traditional dovetailed drawer construction
- Simple inlay
- Wiping varnish finishing
What You’ll Need:
- Jointer, Planer, Table Saw, Band Saw, Router with edge guide and 1/4″ guide bushing, Drill, Hollow Chisel Mortiser, Sander
- 1/8″, 1/4″ and 1/2″ Spiral Straight Bits
- 1/4″, 3/8″ and 7/8″ Forstner bit (drilling out the dovetail socket waste in the leg)
- 3/16″ Drill Bit (brad point preferred)
- 7/32″ round file
- Ratchet, 1/4″ socket, and driver bit OR right angle screwdriver
- Shoulder plane
- Chisels: 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″, and 3/4″ or wider
- Dovetail saw
- Coping saw
- Flush trim saw
- Marking knife
- Marking Gauge
- Card Scraper
- #4 Hand plane
- block plane
Nice to Have:
- Drum Sander for sizing the inlay banding
- Dowel plate for making the pins, alternatively store bought dowel stock can be used
- Router Plane
- Drawing bow
- Compass Plane
- Dovetail marker
The provided cut list includes all of the information you'll need to order stock for your project. Project kits of stock are available if you would like to simplify the process.
14 Lessons Included
Sofa Table Introduction
An in-depth look at what's to come in the Sofa Table build!
Picking the perfect boards for various parts of the sofa table.
The panel stock is milled to dimension, glued together, and cut to final size.
The panels receive tenons and the breadboards receive mortises to form the breadboard ends.
Legs & Dovetails
The legs are milled and the sub-top breadboard dovetail is cut.
The lower breadboards are joined to the legs with twin tenons!
The dividers are attached the top shelf and sub-top using a clever mortise and tenon structure.
Pinning Breadboards & Tapering Legs
Holes are drilled, elongated, and pins are added to hold the breadboards in place.
Curves & Back Panel
The curves are created using a template and a flush trim bit and the back panel is cut to size and fit.
The top is glued together, cut to size, curved, and the beautiful inlay is added.
Pre-Finish & Assembly
The entire project (sans drawer) is sanded, pre-finished, and assembled.
The drawer parts are cut to size and beautiful half-blind dovetails are cut.
Curving & Fitting the Drawer
Through dovetails are cut and the drawer is assembled.
Attaching the top, the drawer bottom, the drawer pull, and adding wax for a smooth-sliding drawer.