Want to build your own Shaker-style dining table? You can-once you've watched how furniture maker Kelly Mehler handles the task. You'll watch a skilled craftsman organize the entire process of making a traditional leg-and-apron table, from stock selection to finish preparation. In addition, you'll be able to use his techniques for any furniture project you want to tackle.
This video provides common-sense techniques applicable to all brands of machinery to help you choose, set up and tune your machines for safety, precision and efficiency, and help you avoid making mistakes.
Renny Reynolds, a flower designer who worked for many years at the White House, bestows upon us his wealth of knowledge in the world of floral design. This excellent 70-minute video guides you through a garden's worth of flowers, pointing out names and demonstrating how they can be displayed. Picking the right flower, cutting it correctly, and placing it expertly in the container are just a few of the tidbits you'll learn. Reynolds, while a little stilted in his delivery, is incredibly informative as he takes us to a variety of houses to see how flower arrangements can change a room, and discover how the size and color of a bouquet make a tremendous difference in its placement in a room. Also, Reynolds creates a topiary centerpiece that is both oddly creative and easy to make. Use this video to help construct your own floral masterpieces. --Jenny Brown