This is a basic instruction of how you by using standard moulding from a lumberyard can make your own furniture. It’s possible to make them without electrical tools (but of course it’s faster and the result is more precise if you do). I used pine in my furniture, but you can use any kind of wood that you prefer. This furniture can be made really cheap and simple, or more expensive and complicated depending on the choices you make.
Step 1: Supplies + Tools
1. Outside corner moulding for the legs; stool or bench ≈1,80m, table ≈2,10m
2. L-shaped moulding for the frame; stool ≈1,50m, bench ≈2,80m, table ≈2,30m
3. Material for the seat or table top; stool ≈35*35cm, bench ≈35*100cm, table ≈40*70cm
(4. Small outside corner moulding for the shelf; table ≈1,50m)
(5. Small moulding for the shelf, table ≈6,20m)
Read the whole instruction to understand why the measurements are approximate.
- Something to cut the wood with; a circular saw, or if you are working by hand a Japanese saw or veneer saw that enables fine cuts.
- Some things to assemble the wood; wood glue, screws 15-20mm, screwdriver, (staple gun and staples if you have), (clamps if you have).
- Sandpaper (and maybe a hand plane).
(- A drill, it’s easier to tighten the screws if you pre drill.)