Alf Martensson

A bunk bed is an ideal project to make yourself because it is so difficult to find simple well built ones in the shops. These beds have been designed to separate into two full- sized single bads when they outlive their life as bunk beds. The construction is especially simple. The whole bed is screwed together with,out complicated woodworking joi' ts The rails at either end serve as a built-in ladder to reach the top bunk, and the removable guard rail at the top notonly stops children falling,...

Alt Martensson

The demand today is for storage systems which are versatile, simple and attractive These modular units should fulfil that demand very well Depending on the material and finish they will serve equally well as elegant sitting room wall units, as cheerful kitchen or bathroom cabinets, or even as bright and inexpensive storage boxes in the children's room The construction is really very simple The boxes and shelves are just screwed and nailed together using almost any shee materials such as...

Occasional Tables

Mote Remember that the culling lisi gives fin sited sires only, see Buying Timber, page 109. if using 3mm thick Ijppings for the op. reduce si e to 604 604mm. Other Materials For the wooden top 2 4 meires selT-adhesivc edge veneer 'iron-on lipping'l For the wooden or marble top 8 2 No 10 steel countersunk woodscrews For the glass top 4 15mm diameter black rubber washers 2-5mm thick Mote Remember that the culling lisi gives fin sited sires only, see Buying Timber, page 109. if using 3mm thick...

Wall Supports

Make the wall supports by first temporarily nailing pairs of 21 45mm uprights together with three or four panel pins, leaving the nail heads exposed for easy removal later. Line them up exactly before pinning them together. Then place the drilling jig flush with the end and sides and drill the first hole through the jig and the two sides, figure 16 Lay a piece of scrap wood under the sides to avoid damaging the work bench and also to keep the wood from breaking out around the hole as the drill...

David Day and Albert Jackson

Albert Jackson Woodworking

There is little doubt that making your own furniture can be a rewarding experience Seeing a finished piece in its correct place in your home and knowing that it is 'all your own work' is a real pleasure. But there is one important proviso. It has to look good Most of us have seen pieces of furniture, usually designed with the home maker in mind, which lack all grace and delight and which, however well constructed, have that tell-tale amateur look We have tried to put together a range of...