Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools!

I made this DIY shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools as a first project with my new work bench. I have been watching a lot of videos by Wood By Wright and The Hand Toolery (Links to their channels below) lately and was inspired to keep the woodworking machines turned off for this project. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking. The cupboard is made from the cheapest common white pine you can buy at the home center. I made the project using a lot of different types of joinery including mortise and tenons, sliding, through and half blind dovetails, ship lap and half lap joinery. It took me about 30 hours to complete and was a great project to pull out the hand saws, hand planes, chisels and more traditional woodworking tools. I had a great time making this project and I hope you enjoy the video. If you do, give me a thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe to see more!

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The Hand Toolery
Wood By Wright
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20 Replies to “Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools!”

  1. I love my hand tool but owning a custom furniture business im more of a hybrid woodworker now. I really enjoyed this video and you did a phenomenal job. Thank you for sharing and you have new subscriber. Btw wood by wright was the reason i picked up hand tools as well. Also i cant tell but are you using woodriver planes?

  2. Another brilliantly explained video, you give everything a really logical flow that makes sense to the newbie. I was very impressed how you did the long dovetails. I really like Wood by Wright, a really nice guy and I envy his skills as I do yours.

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