Build Furniture Without a Shop
It doesn’t take much.When you get started in woodworking there are many paths to follow, forks in the road, dead-ends and shortcuts. It’s a journey that our forebears would make with the help of a living, breathing guide: a master, a grandfather, a shop teacher. Inexpensive home-center tools and materials can be used to build pieces that are surprisingly sophisticated. All it takes is a little ingenuity and some decent designs. Sadly, the guides are fewer in number today. And so you are left with people like me to help. So they buy more tools and machines. I want you to know something important that doesn’t get said much: There is another way to begin building furniture. I’m not talking about building junk, either. To build nice furniture you need three things: A handful of decent tools that you won’t outgrow, some help getting started and some realistic projects to build. Eventually, we think you’ll outgrow this approach to construction as your skills improve.