DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide

Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using the step-by-step guides from common materials which can be found at the local hardware store. Along with designs for seating and storage, the book also features projects for making your own bed, wardrobe, lighting and garden furniture. Each project features hand-drawn diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece. Whether building from scratch or customising existing designs, DIY Furniture allows you to create unique designer pieces at a fraction of the normal cost. Brief biographies of all the featured designers are included at the end of the book.

Bench Dog 10-035 Bench Cookie Work Grippers, 4-Pack

Bench Dog Bench Cookie work grippers are versatile, non-slip bench pads that lift, grip, and protect your work. With their high-friction rubber surfaces and durable cores, they prevent projects from slipping as you plane, sand, carve, assemble, and more. They can also elevate your work, providing clearance for routing or finishing jobs. Available in packs of four, these convenient accessories are a must-have addition to any workshop.

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Bench Cookies
At a Glance:

  • Bristly, rubber-padded surfaces ensures that projects won’t slip
  • Provide a level surface for planing, sanding, assembly, and more
  • Raise the workpiece for extra clearance, making edge routing and finishing easy
  • Durably designed for long-term use
  • Non-marring design protects the surface of the project

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SOMETHING
Use the bench cookies to secure a workpiece in place. View larger.
SOMETHING
Rout edges and get plenty of clearance. View larger.

Non-Marring Rubber Surface Securely Holds Workpieces
Each Bench Dog Bench Cookie is coated with a non-marring, bristly rubber pad. Similar to the material found on most router mats, these high-friction pads help grip projects firmly in place. For example, if you are planing a piece of wood, you can use Bench Cookies to create a balanced surface that won’t slip.

These Bench Cookies have such a strong grip, in fact, they will securely hold a workpiece when you’re sanding with a 60-grip belt. And because of their non-marring design, Bench Dog Bench Cookies won’t leave behind unsightly marks like clamps often do.

Pads Provide Clearance for Routing and Finishing
In addition to holding your workpieces in place, Bench Cookies also work to elevate your projects. Measuring three inches in diameter and one inch in height, they give you extra vertical clearance and take up minimal surface area. They provide a hassle-free alternative to clamping and allow you to rout the edges of a workpiece with plenty of clearance to spare.

They also make finishing a piece much easier, as you are able to freely brush and varnish the edges of your wood without obstruction. For the best results, always use four bench cookies to elevate or stabilize your project.

About Bench Dog
Bench Dog began in 1995 with the simple concept that great tools are the result of smart design and solid engineering. Since then, Bench Dog has steadily grown, thanks to the recognition and enthusiasm of customers, trade publications, and the woodworking community at large.

Bench Dog offers a growing line of router tables, safety accessories, and tools for builders and do-it-yourselfers. Bench Dog products are used by woodworking professionals, intermediate hobbyists, schools, and serious beginners who are looking for tools of uncompromising quality and value.

What’s in the Box
Four bench cookies.


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Freely brush and varnish the edges of your workpiece without obstruction.


Bilingual wedding at a French Castle

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Alexis is American and Vincent French. They dreamt of a small wedding in a big castle. They did a perfect and fun celebration at the beautiful “Chateau de Pranemoux”. Their guests were from both sides of the world, and it was a pleasure as a bilingual photographer to switch from English to French.

To see more of my work visit weddingphotographer.kiwi.

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DIY Furniture 2: A step-by-step guide

Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.
Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.
The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work towards more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence.
The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!