There are six basic skills you need to make simple furniture,’ says Frank Gardner, Handyman deputy editor and workshop guru.
Download the step-by-step instructions to mastering these techniques, along with a how-to guide for buying timber, selecting the best tools and setting up a workshop.
‘To start with you need that trusty essential power tool, the drill, and a set of hand tools,’ says Frank.
‘They don’t have to be expensive. The trick is to keep them in good condition. If the tools are for cutting, they should be sharp.’
Click on any of the images below to download the instructions;
1. Cutting Timber
2. Drilling for accurate joints
3. Working with plywood
4. Making halving joints
5. Working with dowels
6. Making mitre joints