Peter Sefton Timber Selection DVD

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by Peter Sefton
£19.99

Peter Sefton 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.

Also available as a 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.

CONTENTS: 

  • ENGLISH HARDWOODS
  • EUROPEAN HARDWOODS
  • NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOODS
  • EXOTIC AND TROPICAL HARDWOODS
  • VENEERS
  • SOFTWOODS
  • MOISTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  • TIMBER DEFECTS
  • SELECTING AT THE TIMBER YARD
  • STORING TIMBER IN WORKSHOP

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

Total Running Time 1hr 21min

 

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    D
    D.l.
    Demystifying the timber yard.

    After watching this video several times and reading what other reviewers say I find I am lost for words! One cannot say more in praise of Peter and his coverage of the subject, This tutorial was so badly needed especially to give confidence to those without experience and in need of a wise mentor.

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    U.W.F.
    "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.

    R
    R.H.
    Very Informative

    There is a lot of information on how to select a number of different species of timber, including tools to take to the Timber Merchant. To look for defects-knots, sap and bark is fairly obvious to the new woodworker, but to take a block plane,moisture meter and tape measure together with a detailed cutting list is not. Plenty of information is given by Peter for sorting through stacks, expected wastage, how to store timber in the workshop including dehumidifiers, frost 'stats' and "sticking "

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    R.P.
    Timber - the starting point that is so often overlooked

    I was given this set as a surprise gift and it has opened my eyes to what is involved in selecting the right piece of timber. However, far more importantly it has rekindled my desire to do hand wood working some 60 years on from my last school woodworking classes. The first set of dovetails now completed and as I improve I will be looking for better timber.
    Having watched Peter’s clear and precise introduction here I now understand why his students produce such excellent work. I cannot recommend this set to highly and friends who have watched with me were also very impressed. Now for the next video on timber preparation.

    K
    K.H.
    Top Quality DVD

    Top quality very professional and very well presented by Peter Sefton. These are amazing for the amount of detail that Peter go's into without making it complicated. You will learn so much from these if you are new to woodworking, if you are an experienced woodworker and just love watching DVD's on the subject they are a great buy.

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D
D.l.
Demystifying the timber yard.

After watching this video several times and reading what other reviewers say I find I am lost for words! One cannot say more in praise of Peter and his coverage of the subject, This tutorial was so badly needed especially to give confidence to those without experience and in need of a wise mentor.

U
U.W.F.
"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.

R
R.H.
Very Informative

There is a lot of information on how to select a number of different species of timber, including tools to take to the Timber Merchant. To look for defects-knots, sap and bark is fairly obvious to the new woodworker, but to take a block plane,moisture meter and tape measure together with a detailed cutting list is not. Plenty of information is given by Peter for sorting through stacks, expected wastage, how to store timber in the workshop including dehumidifiers, frost 'stats' and "sticking "

R
R.P.
Timber - the starting point that is so often overlooked

I was given this set as a surprise gift and it has opened my eyes to what is involved in selecting the right piece of timber. However, far more importantly it has rekindled my desire to do hand wood working some 60 years on from my last school woodworking classes. The first set of dovetails now completed and as I improve I will be looking for better timber.
Having watched Peter’s clear and precise introduction here I now understand why his students produce such excellent work. I cannot recommend this set to highly and friends who have watched with me were also very impressed. Now for the next video on timber preparation.

K
K.H.
Top Quality DVD

Top quality very professional and very well presented by Peter Sefton. These are amazing for the amount of detail that Peter go's into without making it complicated. You will learn so much from these if you are new to woodworking, if you are an experienced woodworker and just love watching DVD's on the subject they are a great buy.