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Woodworking: Fundamentals of Furniture Making

This extensive furniture making course will help improve skills resulting in rock solid furniture.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Tables, chairs and other forms of furniture rely heavily on mortise and tenon joinery, which is at the heart of this Fundamentals of Furniture Making Course. From scaling the joinery to suit your project to producing a perfectly fitting joint, you’ll learn the mortise and tenon joint inside and out, along with other great tips for making rock solid furniture.
Additionally, furniture projects often require solid wood tops, made using edge-to-edge glue ups. Learn the tricks behind jointing perfect edges, getting great color and grain matches in your top, and allowing solid wood tops to expand and contract seasonally.
The Course video instruction, produced in conjunction with Woodworkers Guild of America, is very detailed, leaving no steps out of the process. In this Course you’ll learn about:
•Project design
•Edge-to-edge glue ups for strength and beauty
•Mortise and tenon joinery
•Tapering legs
•Adding decorative accents to furniture projects
Woodworkers Guild of America Instructor George Vondriska, is a firm believer in the adage that form should follow function, and he’ll show you how to add simple details to furniture that take it from boring to beautiful. For example, a simple router bit makes a significant difference in the look of the table rails. Undercutting the edge of the top gives it a lighter look. A slight taper on the legs reduces their bulk. Fundamentals of Furniture Making provides video instruction that makes each of these details easy to do.
In addition to step-to-step video instruction, this Course provides you with downloadable resources and helpful information, including: A complete printable Guide, that is a woodworking plan for the table you’ll build in your own shop while following along with George’s techniques; and source references for any specialized tools used.

You will learn

✓ This woodworking course provides every detail you need to build quality furniture in your shop.
✓ Learn the mortise and tenon joint resulting in solid furniture.
✓ Adding decorative accents to furniture projects taking it from simple to beautiful.


• There are not any course requirements or prerequisites for this class.

This course is for

• Woodworkers wanting to expand their furniture making skills.
Managing Editor & Instructor of Woodworkers Guild of America
Formally trained as a Technology Education teacher, George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986, and has been the Managing Editor of Woodworkers Guild of America since 2007. In addition to teaching classes at his own Vondriska Woodworks School, George teaches at woodworking shows across the country and has taught woodworking for the Peace Corps/Swaziland, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines, and the Pentagon. George has had numerous magazine articles published, from tool reviews to shop improvement projects.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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