Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Modern Entryway Table using Finger Joints & Pocket Holes

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Hey guys we're Evan and Katelyn and today we built a walnut entryway table and we love

it we originally designed this so it could be made 100% with dimensional lumber, meaning

it wouldn't need to be ripped on the table saw or anything like that, just picked up

at the home center and cut to length.

But we wanted to challenge ourselves and to be fancy and make this in walnut so we cut

everything to size on our table saw and miter saw

so we're gonna try something a little bit fancy for the legs we're gonna try finger

joints or box joints or whatever you call them we have the height set we have the spacing

set using these fancy little spacer bars we did one practice box yeah now time to do it

on the nice stuff yay it works but the spacing wasn't exactly dead on so they're a little

bit loose which means that these little fingers right here aren't as wide as I want them to

be they should be about a half inch to fit into the half inch holes that we're cutting

but thankfully we were using scraps for these test cuts so we're gonna re set it up try

it again have the spacing all dialed in and now it's time to cut the final pieces setting

up the finger joining jig took a little bit of practice but once it was all going it was

pretty fast and now we have a bunch of finger joints to assemble snice snice snice snug

fit ooo yes oh that's cool that's a leg I love the gradient that was on purpose actually

ok is this a good time to talk about it yes we're not wood experts I don't know if having

this light color in your walnut is a desired thing but we have this place where the leg

meets the table top so we actually wanted the lighter walnut up at the top so that it

will contrast with the darker walnut of the table top now we just need to make one more

of these and then all the other things this looks really good what is that oh that's blue

that's paper towel haha so both of our legs are glued up and next up is sanding off the

overhang in these finger joints so that we can attach these to the underside of our table

top so our legs are glued to our table top and we've measured and cut the apron the side

pieces now we just need to attach them using pocket holes

why yes we are using pocket holes and traditional joinery on this table if this makes you feel

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katelyn I don't think that makes it louder haha so now we just need to cut some notches

right here and over there to bring this flush with the top panel I'm just gonna trace our

material if we cut this out it should be the same size it should fit right here so I'm

not gonna go all the way to the corner with either of these cuts I'm gonna stop almost

all the way there and finish it with a file when using your file make sure you know which

side is your safe edge so that while you're filing this way you're not also filing that

way so I went ahead and assembled the table a little bit and Katelyn hasn't seen it so

I'm gonna go get her and show her how it looks ohohohoho oh my gosh it looks like a table

now it looks really good it's like the right heft now you know it's beefy enough now so

now we just have to add a few more pocket holes and then it's time to finish it to be

safe we're also putting some glue here so that these two faces will hold onto each other

pocket screws are just more for reinforcement yay so everything's assembled now we have

to fill in a few little gaps with wood putty this is a walnut specific wood putty we used

it when we were with Johnny Brooke in his shop and liked it a lot so we're gonna use

it again today and now it's time for everyone's favorite part finishing I mean that's kinda

what we've been doing applying the finish hope you guys liked this episode this was

so much fun for us to build the same design could be used like a desk if you just stretched

it out or it could be a bench if you shrunk it down this is a really versatile design

and we're gonna have plans linked below to make one yourself I know we kind of played

up the hole pocket holes joinery thing but we really do think both are good both have

uses where they make sense we're really glad that we went with box joints on the joints

that were visible and we're glad we did pocket holes for the stuff that's hidden if you like

this video and you wanna support us making more you can head over to shop evan and katelyn

dot com for shirts like these and other things or makers vote dot com if you want these specific

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katelyn to get exclusive behind the scenes videos and updates and our aftershow and our

aftershow thanks for watching bye yes yes you ok what's happening ladies hahaha tape

tape measuring tape you're like zen garadening right now how does using pocket holes on walnut

make you feel let us know in the comments hahaha I can do this I can do this oh it smells

good it does smell good hahahaha

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