Peter Sefton

Peter Sefton Timber Selection Digital Download

Regular price £18.99


Peter Sefton's guide to Timber Selection. Peter takes the viewer on a passionate guided tour through the fantastic range of timbers available to wood workers and furniture makers today and their appropriate use within constructions.

He shares his experience on how to buy and many tips on what to look out for. He explains how to control moisture and store your timber until it’s ready for use.

This should inspire you to explore exciting new timbers for your own projects and also save you money by avoiding the many pitfalls that catch out the unwary woodworker.

Available in either DVD format or as a Digital Download

Peter Sefton is the owner of Wood Workers Workshop and is an award winning Master Craftsman and Commercial Designer Maker with 35 years’ experience in bespoke furniture making. With our partners at Artisan Media, Peter brings his fine furniture making knowledge to a series of DVD's and Digital Downloads to share with everyone.

One of only 300 Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, he was recognised for his work in education and the development of craft skills. He is a qualified Furniture Lecturer and Assessor and has his own internationally renowned private Furniture School in the heart of England. Peter has devoted the past 20 years of his professional career to teaching and mentoring woodworkers.

He also writes regularly for magazines; he is a well-rounded furniture maker with vast experience in hand tool techniques, wood machining, veneering and designing.



NTSC | English | Stereo | Colour | Widescreen | Shot and mastered in HD |

Total Running Time 1hr 21min



Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
"A critical part of woodworking"

A critical part of woodworking is of course the wood but we rarely see concise information on the selection of timber itself. Peter has created such a source in this video and you can tell he is tapping into his 35 years of experience as a furniture maker.
The species covered are extensive from domestic timbers available in Europe and the Americas to tropical exotics and veneers. Each is covered in detail including characteristics, uses and relative cost.
Moisture control and defects are explained clearly. This is of particular importance these days where stock is much more expensive. Peter explains not only what to avoid but where defects rejected by others can be suitable for cabinetmaking and can often be had at bargain prices.
Once wood is selected from a timber yard, Peter advises how to store it at your workshop until it is ready to use, allowing you to get the most from your expensive stock.
I make tools not furniture yet I learnt a huge amount from his video but if furniture making is your business or hobby then I would say this DVD alone will save you the cost of admission merely by avoiding the pitfalls resulting from poor timber selection and storage. If the remaining DVDs in this series are of equal calibre then I can look forward to further extending my knowledge of Unplugged Woodworking.

Very Informative!

Ive learned so much from Peter talking through the different species and what they are best used for. Seeing the selection process is a huge help for me. When I have bought boards I just take what's available. Now that I know what I should be looking for, I'll save a lot of time and money. Peter really goes over what to look out for and what to avoid. He also shows what can be very desirable which is very useful information indeed. The drying process and moisture levels have always been confusing to be but not now. Peter makes it very easy to understand and gives some great guides to work to.

Excellent Timber Knowledge

Full of detailed and helpful information. Covers in real detail timber and its properties. I found this full of really useful information which will be great for selecting my next hardwood purchase. Watching individual boards being selected by Peter from the timber yard and his explanations for why he picks or rejects that particular board gives great info for making the right purchase and getting the best and most suitable boards for a furniture project .
Enjoyable and informative watching, I would suggest to any new woodworker as a great source of information.


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