Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Arts & Crafts Coffee Table
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Master joinery techniques and craft a future heirloom. In about 80 minutes Shaker Chimney Cupboard provides you with a complete overview of what it takes to build a classic piece that offers ample storage on a small footprint. Expert woodworker and art director at Fine Woodworking Michael Pekovich walks you through cutting the case joinery to applying paste wax like a pro in this DVD that includes a FREE SketchUp Plan. Refine your woodworking skills. This project shows you how to highlight the beautifully figured wood in the door panels, cut half-blind dovetails and decorative angled feet, construct asymmetrical drawers, match the grain on drawers perfectly, tackle tricky glue-ups, and more. Learn how to make custom drawer pulls. Discover options for making the custom knobs that lend authenticity to this classic piece. First, Michael shows how to turn and shape them from scratch on a lathe.
Fifteen years ago, inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Hart, gardener Martin Crawford moved from conventional organic gardening to creating a forest garden from a bare field. Today his garden is a wonderful example of what can be done with a minimum of effort to produce an abundant crop of unusual edible trees, plants, shrubs, and ground cover. This 49-minute DVD shows how you can apply the principles of forest gardening to spaces big and small. Martin takes viewers through the seasons in his Devon, England, forest garden and shows them how to plan their planting to mimic the layering, density, and diversity of a forest. A wide variety of edible plants can be grown, for example: Nepalese raspberry and Siberian purslane, Turkish rocket and Good King Henry, lime trees (their leaves make a good salad), bamboo (young shoots are tasty when steamed), snowbell trees for their fruit, and the berries of mulberry or chokeberry. A Forest Garden Year offers tips on how to graft an apple tree from which you can crop a variety of apples over several months; how to grow shiitake mushrooms and perennial leeks; how to pollard and prune; protect crops from wind; attract beneficial insects; and increase beneficial minerals in the soil-all while creating a haven for yourself and for wildlife.
Useful storage thatâ€™s functional art. A thoughtfully designed cabinet can transcend its utilitarian role to add a beautiful, functional piece of art to your home. The handsome projects recommended in Building Small Cabinets use sustainable domestic hardwoods and natural materials with low impact on the environment. Eight wonderful small box designs. Building Small Cabinets will inspire novice and intermediate woodworkers to create projects that showcase both your treasures and your talent. More than 300 color photos and 26 drawings complement the detailed instructions to help you hone your cabinetmaking skills. There are also creative suggestions on how to customize the eight basic projects and make them uniquely your own.
DISC 1: DVD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSESLearn to plant bare root and container-grown rose bushes for long-term flowering, the right timing and correct techniques for pruning, the importance of fertilizers for plant growth and flowering, pest, and disease control, and much more. DISC 2: DVD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTSLearn how to choose and care for your garden plants, including everything from planting and seeding to pruning and feeding. You will also find excellent advice on controlling major garden pests, how to provide color throughout the year, and much more. DISC 3: DVD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN DESIGN & RENOVATIONLearn how to turn a bare-earth plot into a lush, beautiful garden, including everything from planting and selecting the right tools to soil preparing, laying a new lawn, and planting. You will also find the best long-term approach to dealing with an overgrown garden!