Episodes 7-8: Butterfly Leaf Dining Table


In Episodes 7 and 8, we build a mission-style dining table with a special hideaway butterfly leaf. Episode 7 focuses on designing the table, building the table base and creating a full-scale working mock-up of the leaf assembly to prove the concept. Ralph walks viewers through the design process using Sketchlist 3D, including the design for the ingenious butterfly leaf that folds and stows away inside the table so that you don’t have to store it elsewhere.

In Episode 8, now streaming on Amazon Prime, we complete the build with the table top slide assemblies, leaf mechanism, assembly and finish for the completed table.

Download the plans for free and follow along with the show!

Episodes 5-6: Dining Chairs


The third project we are featuring on Woodcademy TV (Episodes 5 and 6) is a mission-style dining chair. We utilize basic shop tools and simple steam bending techniques while building this woodworking project. We even teach you how to build a template sled.

Episodes 5 and 6 are streaming now. Episode 5 takes you through the process of creating a bending form and how to steam bend your chair parts, making and using a template sled, as well as milling the rear legs of the chair. In episode 6 we assemble the chair, showing you how to manage the compound angle cuts that need to be made. We also teach how to make, pad and cover the seat to complete the set of six mission style dining chairs.

Download the dining chair plans for free and follow along with the show! 

Episodes 3-4: Library Stand

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Woodcademy TV's second project (Episodes 3 and 4) is a Library Stand featuring a movable top to adjust the reading angle and elegant bent-wood parts adding grace and strength. It can be used in a library, as a lectern or even a stand-up desk. You'll learn how to create the forms and laminate these parts, a useful skill even if you're not planning on building this stand.

Episodes 3 and 4 are available for viewing now. Episode 3 takes you through the process of creating the strips for laminating, making the forms, gluing and cleaning up you bent-wood parts. Episode 4 completes the build teaching the use of dowel centers, a blind nail kit and even shows my mistakes and how I fixed them.

Download the plans for free and follow along with the show!

Episodes 1-2: Folding Breakfast Tray

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Our premier project takes woodworkers through process of building a Folding Breakfast Tray modeled on breakfast trays featured in the BBC/PBS Series, "Downton Abbey". Episode 1 takes you step by step through stock selection and preparation, gluing up the tray, turning the legs and making all the parts. Episode 2 covers building the sub-assemblies, assembling the tray, and finishing.

You can download this free plan set and follow along as you watch the two episodes. 38 pages long with full color photographs and measured drawings, this free set of plans contain all the info you need to make your own Breakfast Tray.



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5-Star rated Woodcademy TV on Amazon Prime.