Articles by WoodworkingGuru

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Media Stand – Triple ellipse

I have a large wall-mounted TV, and needed somewhere to place the attendant Humax receiver and a DVD player. Off-the-shelf media stands seemed dull and ordinary, so I decided to design something a little more…


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Painted dresser – Natty dresser

It’s always a treat to get a bit of free-standing furniture to make, especially when the customer doesn’t demand mdf. Such was the case with this painted dresser commission, and so it was with a…


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Coat rack – Hanging together

Every home needs somewhere for family and friends to hang their coats. This modern version of an old favourite features eight double hooks, all neatly recessed into an oak back board In winter the family…



Insulated oak door - Barn Door Photo

Insulated oak door – Barn Door

Last month’s article explained the battles we had to satisfy the local council’s Conservation Officer, and described the beginning of the door’s construction. Here’s the concluding episode The first stage of this project gave me…



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Spalted wood – Gone to rot!

Spalting is a by-product of the rotting process that affects all wood to a greater or lesser extent. It’s caused by moulds and fungi, and can create many different and beautiful colours and patterns in…


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Toy brick truck – Loads of bricks

The Woodworking Guru recreates a classic childhood favourite – the pull-along brick truck – in durable beech, guaranteed to last a generation or two My own children had a truck full of plain beech bricks,…


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A lipped bowl – Stiff upper lip

When you ask newcomers to woodturning what they would like to make, they almost invariably say a bowl. In this article I’m going to make a bowl in cherry with an undercut lip, using just…