These are some shots from the making of our oak bench. The wedged stretcher with a dovetailed notch in the mortise worked really well, kinda. In hindsight I should have used a blind dovetail instead of a stub tenon below the through tenon… Next time ;) Also a cool little helper were the legs themselves! I could use the bottom as a paring jig for the through mortises on the seat!


So, I’ve started a video series detailing the making of different joints. I call it Joint Venture. I will be doing all kinds of joints in maple. I will also do carpentry joints, but in a smaller scale. It’s also more for entertainment than education, because I haven’t done most of the joints ;)

I would be interested in feedback and feel free to subscribe if you want. I will be continuing this series for quite a while. Later I’ll also do time lapses of furniture builds and stuff.


In case you’ve been wondering what I have been doing for the last months…
I was thinking if I should actually post this, since it doesn’t really reflect my actual style. But what the hell… There’s joinery involved amirite? (688 mortises)

After I’m done with the last batch of these I have a really awesome project planned ;)
I hope you guys liked the joinery portfolio idea….

Functional and fantastic. We love the color, chandelier and view from this home office. Creating a desk space with endless cabinet storage helps to minimize clutter. Maintaining a tidy office was never easier.

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