Think you can’t build furniture because you only have a few basic tools? Well, check this out! This walnut low entertainment center was built using three primary tools: a circular saw, a router, and a drill. But that doesn’t mean I skimped on quality and design. The unit has sliding doors, good ventilation, a little shelf in the back for a surge protector, and all of the trim is beveled at an angle for a more interesting visual effect (even the trim on the shelves features this bevel).
This video series is full of tips and tricks that will help you get professional results from these simple power tools!
A few of the topics covered in this part:
Cutting down sheet goods.
Using a guide with your circular saw
The cheapest long rip guide on the planet.
Cutting dados and grooves with the router.
Fixing a dado that was cut through when it should have been “stopped”
Chiseling the stopped dados square.
A Sketchup plan and cut list is on its way. We are hoping to have it by the release of the next part in this series.
And here’s a great clamping tool guide, very similar to the one used in this episode:
|All-In-One Clamp Guides|
The first zero-deflection straight edge clamping guide! Provides you with straighter and more accurate cuts, dadoes and routing without additional clamps.
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