on custom-fitting and designing/building chairs - particularly high-back lounge chairs - here's the most useful documents I found.

* Grew-Sheridan chair-fitting jig. it's pretty easy to build and mostly flat-packs:

* samples of ~2.8 lb/cf high density/high resilience foam.

* visit an Ekornes retailer (cold-cured molded foam - fantastic but not available for one-offs) and a mid-range chain store (foam, hopes & dreams). bring an angle finder.

#woodworking #furniture

2 hours ago

I think I could watch vbits all day. Smoooth.

#cnc #cncwoodworking #woodworking #mdf

Arnaud Langlande
9 hours ago

🔨 I have loved building things since I was a kid with Lego, Meccano, etc. Then, when I was a teenager, one of my uncles, who was a carpenter, gave me some wood scraps. I started building things with wood, like boxes and tables for skateboarding. Now, as a software engineer, I build software, but I still enjoy working with wood. Even though it is not perfect, I am quite happy with my last achievements.

💬 What about you? What creative projects fill your free time?

#BuildingPassion #Woodworking

Adam Nowak 💙
21 hours ago

My first adventure with walnut, not finished yet, but… I already know that my family will be happy with their presents under the 🎄! #WoodWorking

1 day ago

Been so busy had no time to get it fully assembled but we are good to go now.

#woodworking #shapeoko #cnc #maker

5” hexagon bowl made with a Shapeoko 5 pro and a bowl bit.
Richard Knott
1 day ago

How to make the best wooden log Reindeer #woodworking
Oh if I only knew what I was doing and not a danger to all around me when I get my tools out

Chad of Sketchy Abstractions
1 day ago

I don't have time to work on my current projects so I'm starting a new one... 😀

Last year, after the flood we lost nearly all furniture. Didn't really have anything for awhile during the rebuild.

One night I went into my shed intent on creating an end table from literally anything I could find. In two hours I emerged with... a thing. Made entirely from random scrap. A Christmas gift.

Now that things are more stable I want to remake it and repeat the gift this Christmas.

#WoodWorking #Maker

A loose assembly of various scraps of wood meant to resemble an end table. 

A drawer is at the top with a crudely-made knob. The two shelves below are slatted to use the only wood I could find.
John Appel
2 days ago

With the Little Free Library moved indoors for varnishing, I had room to start making a present. This is all cherry left over from earlier projects. #woodworking

Small pieces of cherry wood lying on a workbench.
2 days ago

I forgot this one.

I fitted this on Saturday morning. My customer needed the staircase quite quickly. I managed to get this from measured to installed in 7 days.

Notice there’s no balustrade on the left of the winder because I factored in room for built in storage on their landing.

#woodworking #carpentry

Awww vom @rixx diesen wunderbaren #woodworking Keks bekommen 😍

Bild von einem großen Keks auf einer weihnachtlichen Serviette. Der Keks hat die Form eines Kreissägeblatts und darauf ist eine Axt
2 days ago

Tackled phase 2 today, came out exactly as I’d imagined.

As you can see the top winder box and the central newel posts needed structural support. Which is what their weights are transferred to the stairs and ground underneath.

The right hand newel is purely aesthetic. It’s doesn’t need to go to the ground but it would look odd if it didn’t.

#woodworking #carpentry

An upward view of a partially constructed wooden staircase with exposed timber framing against white walls.
A wooden staircase under construction, viewed from the side, with rooms in the background partially visible through the open doorways.
Side perspective of an unfinished wooden staircase with electrical wires visible, leading up to an upper floor.
Looking down from the top of an incomplete wooden staircase with visible construction markings and materials on the floor.
Bee O'Problem
3 days ago

I'm actually super happy to find this Paul Sellers video. I don't have a jointer or space for one. I'm limited to mostly handheld tools including a hand plane which I use for jointing... and it takes forever.

Maybe I'd be better off saving for a bandsaw instead of a table saw.


3 days ago

Phase 1 of this install complete.

Phase 2 has a hiccup. My joiner is concerned about a double newel post. But I think I’ll have to deal with it on site if that’s the case.

Anyway, the really long newels are going to be structurally supporting. Little bit excited to see how that comes out.

#carpentry #woodworking

A wooden staircase in a room under construction, featuring bare walls and an unfinished floor.
freeformz 🏳️‍🌈
4 days ago

Refinished the top of this (mine) china closet today. This was my mother’s. Afaik it’s at least ~50 years old. #Woodworking

4 days ago

Repair work. Remade a leg for someone's wooden table. Rewarding to keep wooden furniture functional. Used some 8/ maple I had and some stain. Looks like a pretty close match to the original.

#repair #diy #lathe #woodworking

Nathan Arthur
4 days ago

Today’s #woodworking accomplishment: the (old no-brand hand-me-down) drill press runout is now 5 thousandths (of an inch), rather than 20. That’ll do.

Bryan Fink
4 days ago

One of those shop days. #woodworking

A diagram in pink marker on a whiteboard. The diagram is a very crude 3-axis figure with angle and length notations for the dimensions of a rectangular prism.
A variety of angled bits of wood taped and glued to a corner spline-cutting table saw jig. The angled bits form something of a trough slanting toward the blade slot.
4 days ago

It’s not obvious from this picture but I planed off a quarter inch of this rock maple. Awesome 💪 #woodworking

4 days ago

Seat dimensioned. Gotta lay it out and then join it. Thinking titebond and some dowels. #woodworking

Tom Shaw
4 days ago

@splitbrain If I was doing something to measure the fullness of my separator bin without taking the lid (and cyclone, and blower) off I'd drill a hole that I could put small plastic cap plug in or something made, and use a stick or dowel in the hole to measure how full it is.

It's simple and there's always a stick or something around and no wires or batteries.

Fancy version would be a sealed stick or rod and just lift it up and push it back down to gauge fullness.


Jason Pitre
4 days ago

One of the delightful things about being a newbie learning hand-tool #woodworking is that the initial learning process is extremely fast. Rapid feedback, plenty of instructive mistakes, and it's all extremely practical. For instance, I am currently building a little tray for my chopsticks and needed to attach two end pieces to the endgrain of the the board. I didn't think ahead to the joinery so I only realized I was doing a rabbet joint after I went too far. Now it's manual chisel work.

Hanno Rein
4 days ago

This weekend’s update: I’ve installed all the drawer slides, made the drawer handles, and the first two drawers using my new box joint jig. #woodworking

Two partly finished drawers
Close up of a drawer showing box joints
Close up of round drawer handles.
Andreas Gohr
4 days ago

dear hobby wood workers. does anyone of you have a good working solution for a fill sensor for the cyclone separator bin?


5 days ago

Really interesting project featuring the glaciers of Olympic National Park! Image credit Gisele Olson/National Park Service. Learn more at and and #nps #nationalparks #interpretation #publiclands #drawing #photography #woodworking #landscapephotography #art #glaciers #poetry #dance #music #quilting #carving and more!

A beautiful drawing by Gisele Olson of the Mount Stone Snowfield in Olympic National Park. This piece is a part of the Terminus glacier project, which explores the glaciers of the park through various media including photography, poetry, dance, quilting, and others.
Faith Humphrey Hill
6 days ago

I made a little wooden stool over the holiday at a family members huge woodshop. It was so fun!
#art #MastoArt #artist #woodworking #diy

Handmade Hearts
6 days ago

I'd like to dip my toes into Mastodon #polls before going to bed.

So, question for my fellow #artists and #artisans with #smallbusinesses - how would #UBI affect the way you approach your #craft ?

#embroidery #pottery #woodworking #crocheting #art #painting

1 week ago

#woodworking #holzwerken #geschenke #weihnachten

Ihr sucht noch ein Geschenk für Euren Liebsten? Jeder Mann freut sich über eine Kettensäge. Nun gibt es endlich auch eine Ausführung mit Extra-Sicherheits-Features für weniger geschickte Anwender. Schwere Unfälle durch unvorsichtiges Handling sind damit so gut wie ausgeschlossen.

Diese Kettensäge besteht aus einem Sägegriff, an dem eine normate Kette befestigt ist.
1 week ago

Ein wundervoller Garagenfund bei Schwiegerpapa. Das Holz (eine Art Eisenholz, wahrscheinlich Maranti) lag dort 40 Jahre trocken. Es stammt wohl aus einem Schneepflug aus dem Jahr 1920 von seinem Vater..... #Holz #Woodworking

Muller Heavy Industries
1 week ago

These are almost ready for a fundraiser this weekend #pdx #woodworking #cnc

Captain Superlative
1 week ago

Do you have or otherwise use a cnc in woodworking?

Do you have any brand recommendations for someone interested in a smallish cnc? Are there any good kits out there? Prefer something I can run nonproprietary software on.

#cnc #woodworking

Oscar Aurin
1 week ago

I’m glad to say my dovetails have improved.
I’ve been struggling with my self confidence quite a lot the last year, but I can’t say anything than I’m proud of these.
#Woodworking #HandTools #Dovetails
(The attempts a probably 10 years apart)

Dovetails with everything wrong; gaps, dimensions, proportions, angles. (Doesn’t hold together)
Dovetails I’m proud of. Tight fit, good proportions.
1 week ago

Santa is early this year! Handmade woodworking tools made in Argentina by Tomás Schenfeld 🎄🎅🥳

#woodworking #tools #handmade #argentina

1 week ago

I've seen a lot of glue ups at the atelier in the last 18 months, and did a few, and none ever involved using cauls to keep timbers from sliding up while being pressed from the sides. And slide they do.

I know it would be futile to introduce cauls, because no one would listen to me in the rush to get things done faster. (What!? Make cauls? Pfft!)

It's one example why I can't wait to work more at home, where no one is brow-beating the method/workflow and mistakes are my own.


1 week ago

How to correctly and firmly fit an axe head to a handle:

He also teaches how to make the handle and how to properly sharpen the blade in other episodes.

This channel is a real gem, explaining all aspects of sustainable forestry really well. These people obviously love their work, are good at it and can teach.

It's in Bavarian though, which sadly limits the audience, but on the other hand is quite charming :)

#Forestry #Woodworking #Axe #Bavaria

Unseen Crafts
1 week ago

New dude in progress. They don’t have a name yet so feel free to make suggestions! #art #pyrography #wood #woodworking #octopus #burn #draw #craft #artist #handmade #books #reading

Round wood slice with simple pencil sketch. Octopus holding a lantern, surrounded by books including flying ones.
Muller Heavy Industries
1 week ago
Muller Heavy Industries
1 week ago

Blowing chunks at 200ipm (probably should have resawn this instead - could have used a shorter bit too, but 🤷🏼‍♂️) #pdx #woodworking #cnc

2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago

New table. Red oak with poplar legs. #carpenter #redoak #furniture #handmade #canada #table #woodworking

Tapir Girl
2 weeks ago

I’m finally to the finishing stage of the cabinet that I’ve been working on, and I put the first coat of oil on the marquetry door.

As I was about to start putting oil on, I noticed that there were some spots in the top left corner where the glue hadn’t adhered properly, and some of the veneer wasn’t sticking to the MDF underneath. The reason I noticed was because I could hear a difference in sound as I ran my fingers over it.

It’s amazing, at least as a hearing person, how much of woodworking involves listening. Usually it’s listening to the machines - things like gauging whether blades are making a clean cut or knowing when to stop lowering the sander - but sometimes it’s listening to the wood itself, in a very literal way.

I was able to use an X-Acto knife to smoosh glue under the pieces of veneer that were coming up, so hopefully that problem is now fixed.

#Woodworking #Marquetry

Photograph of a marquetry panel depicting a pangolin climbing a tree. The image on the panel is made of hundreds of pieces of veneer. The panel is leaning up against some shelves and has a fresh coat of oil on it.

Rounding out the trip with a stop at the Thomas Moser D.C. show room. 😍

#washingtondc #woodworking

A sign in gold letters that says Thos. Moser.
A side view of a dining room bench.
Several wood chairs lined up on front of a window
2 weeks ago

Hi #woodworking szene

I want to build a shoe cabinet for the hallway.

It should have a nice pillow to sit on to put on your shoes on one side and have enough space to store around 15 pairs of shoes and a drawer for all the things in the hallway.

The fronts, the sides, the top should be nice massive cherry wood.

The rear, the bottom and maybe some other non-visible constructive wood pieces should be multiplex.

The drawers - they should hinge open - i wanted to make out of multiplex too but the longer i think about it the more i think that it might became maple wood.

This is my second scetch of what i want to build and i want to run it by "you" to see what comments and recommendations you have.

Besides the obvious general "what do you think of the idea" the more concret question goes over "what do you think about the porpotions" and "what finish / oil / surface should i take for cherry wood inside?"

a second drawing of a shoe cabinet....

I’m basically just taking photos on this trip of trees that I haven’t seen before like a #woodworking dork.

Like this one with really cool cross-crossing bark and late season fruit. I think it’s a hickory?


A gloved hand holding two light green round tree fruit.
Tree bark that looks cross crossed.
Jeff Fortin T.
2 weeks ago

@davidrevoy @prokoudine
You guys did soldering?! And CAD?!!
A decade later, I had such a class called "technology" in the main curriculum, where we made… a folding wooden bench 🫠️

That said, that bench is very sturdy and practical, and I'm still using it daily two decades later. So there you go, bug-free #technology right there, with an Enterprise-Grade™ lifecycle 🎖️ (I suppose @federicomena would confirm that #woodworking outlasts #electronics and code by a long shot).

Lime Bar
2 weeks ago

Happy #Thanksgiving

One last hurrah for this thread (see original post ⬆️ or this link: )

Many of the sites linked by artists on this thread are offering #blackFriday #deals and #bargains. All the more reason to support #fedi #art #music #craft #writing etc. this shoppingtide.

#deal #bargain #painting #illustration #woodworking #games #leatherwork #scents

Aktuelles Holzprojekt, eine Ablage auf Maß für neben ein Bett, ohne Schrauben. Nur leider ist die Wand weniger grade als gedacht und das Bett steht an der Rückwand 2mm mehr über als überall sonst. Also die Tage noch ein bisschen am Bett sägen. #woodworking #oneLeahADay

Holz-Ablage von der Seite. Man sieht die Kabeldurchführung an einem Bein und den Ausschnitt für die Fußleiste
Holzverbindung auf halber länge der oberen Platte.
Schlitzfräsung zur Kabeldurchführung. Mit abgerundeten Enden
Draufsicht auf die Ablage.

MrIcy and I designed a sewing table based around the most stunning antique veneered wardrobe door (and 2 shelves) from "Among the Trees, Sydney" (the rest was missing :D) along with some merbau decking planks.

MrIcy spent a few months putting this together, step by step, for a very demaning client (me) as the design evolved. But look at those amazing 3-way mitred corners!

The kids can fight as to who inherited this ^_^

#Woodworking #ReuseRecycle #Sewing

Dark striped veneered wooden table top framed with a pale orange supporting structure
Closeup of a 3-way mitred joint
Showing the look from the side
Closeup showing the shelf underneath
Mark Fischer
3 weeks ago

Made two basic plant stands out of some cedar strips.

#woodworking #gardening

Two plant stands stacked on top of each other. Both are made from 1x2 cedar strips. The bottom one is about 16” square and 12” tall.  The smaller one on top is 12” square and 8” tall. They are assembled with visible screws. The boards for the top of the stands are spaced out about 3/4” to let water drain more easily. The ends of the table top boards of the smaller stand are mitered at a 22° angle and hang over the edge of the base by about 1/2".
The two plant stands inside our garden shade house. The larger plant stand is in the back with a potted pepper plant resting on it.  The smaller plant stand is in front to the left with a potted Adenium in it.  There are two other Adenium pots in front of the larger plant stand resting on the ground. The blue 2x4 supports and white shade cloth of the shade house are visible in the background.
3 weeks ago

Je viens de finir une petite mouette en bois (c’est pour offrir à ma mamie)

#MastoArt #fediart #bird #gull #woodworking

Mouette rieuse en bois. Le corps est blanc, la tête noire avec un peu de marron sur le bec. Les pattes sont deux baguettes métalliques enchâssées dans un socle de bois noir
La même vue de dessus
La même sous un angle différent

Seeking advice from the #woodworking hive mind about a mortise and tenon problem.

Is it possible to use a 1/2 inch tenon in a stile that’s 1-3/4 inches thick? I think the rule for tenon sizes at least half the size of the stile so that would mean it should be a minimum 3/4 inch?

I accidentally cut a long apron 1 inch short (losing half an inch on each tenon) and I’m trying to salvage this really stupid mistake. 😩

Two end pieces of wood. One piece shows a pencil line indicating 1/2 inch from the end and the other piece has a pencil line indicating 1 inch from the end.
A piece of wood with a ruler across the end. This is the stile. It is 1-3/4 inch thick.
Mark Fischer
3 weeks ago

In the spirit of blogging more about things in general, I wrote up a brief post covering my recent mesquite bench project.

#woodworking #blog

John Appel
3 weeks ago

Reminder: if the handplane work seems like it's taking too long, you're overdue to sharpen your iron. Take five minutes to resharpen and save 30 minutes or more of work. One day I won't need to keep relearning this lesson. #Woodworking #SharpFixesEverything

Karl Nelson
4 weeks ago

With the vise done the workbench is officially complete! #woodworking

Workbench vice holding a board
Planing stop on a workbench
Holdfast holding down a board
4 weeks ago

Guten Morgen Fediverse, ich brauche deine Hilfe.

Ich bin auf der Suche nach einem Möbelscharnier bzw. ein Teil davon. Es gehört zu einer Tür eines Sideboards von Dieter Rams/Vitseo aus der RZ57-Serie. Leider ist es abgebrochen und daher bin ich auf der Suche nach z.B. einen Shop für solche Originalteile. Kennt jemand der jemanden kennt der …

Gerne boosten. Vielen Dank!

#möbel #furniture #woodworking #fedihelp

2 Möbelscharnier aus der RZ57-Reihe von Dieter Rams/Vitseo. Eines davon ist kaputt. Die Hülse, die den Stift führt, ist vom Blatt abgebrochen. Die Maße des Blatts sind 38 mmm x 17 mm, die Stärke beträgt ca 2,1 mm, habe gerade keine Schieblehre da. Der Scharnierstift hat einen Durchmesser von 3mm.