HOW TO BUILD A DOVETAIL DESK WITH WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS (PART TWELVE)
By Joshua Farnsworth
In the above video, I show how I cut a through mortise & tenon joint, in which the tenon goes all the way through an open mortise. I used this joint to construct the middle stretcher, which spans the desk legs. It offers support and a place to rest your feet.
Click here to go back to part 1, if you want to follow me as I build a historic hinged-top desk. Below you’ll find photos and the list of tools that I used to build this desk.
WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS THAT I USED:
Even though I have a helpful hand tool buying guide (here), I’m still often asked for a list of and links to the tools that I use in my videos, so here is a list of tools that I used in this series of video on desk building (I also included tools that I used in construction that wasn’t in the video):
MARKING & MEASURING:
MALLETS & HAMMERS: