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Getting Started In Woodworking Season Three: Build a Walnut Nightstand

comments (5) May 9th, 2011 in blogs

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The new season of Getting Started in Woodworking is back with a brand-new step-by-step instructional video to guide you through the process of building a Shaker Nightstand.  This time around, Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana and web producer Ed Pirnik will help you navigate through a variety of woodworking and furniture making techniques that will expand your woodworking repertoire.

In this eight-part series, Ed and Asa begin at the lumberyard, with tips on how to purchase rough boards. Further lessons cover everything from milling your own lumber and cutting tapered legs-to joining your nightstand pieces together with simple, strong dowels. You'll even learn how to create your own beautiful tabletops, add a shelf, and even tackle a professional oil finish with ease.

Getting Started in Woodworking now lives on our sister site, so be sure to head on over there to check it out.


More Getting Started in Woodworking Videos
Season One: Various Projects
Season Two: Build a Bookcase


posted in: blogs, walnut, shaker, beginner woodworking, novice woodworking, nightstand

Comments (5)

user-4439783 user-4439783 writes: I have made two of these tables as my first real woodworking project. I wish they continued the series as I have watched the videos several times and always learn something new.
Posted: 7:52 pm on June 3rd

Camilo Camilo writes: It appears that the dowel joinery does not allow for movement of the shelf.
Posted: 1:03 pm on April 4th

tcampbell747 tcampbell747 writes: why is this eight part series not available now? It's Aug 2011 and i've watched all the series earlier and was wanting to go back and see them again.

Posted: 7:59 pm on August 22nd

mickey49 mickey49 writes: Nice start. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

The site is nice too.
Posted: 2:07 pm on May 11th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Hi Asa,

As always, under your leadership, FWW has had the best woodworking videos on the web. This looks like another winner!

One suggestion? Rather than 'dribble out' episode by episode over weeks, how about posting them all at once? We know they are already 'in the can' - so why not? Like the recent Trestle Table - where I was really pleased I could watch the entire series - and rewatch it - at one time.

Put more ads in if you must - but please do post all at one time, OK?

Posted: 3:48 am on May 10th

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