Japanese Style Bookshelf With Traditional Hand Cut Joinery | Woodworking | How To

Japanese Style Bookshelf With Traditional Hand Cut Joinery | Woodworking | How To

How to make a japanese style bookshelf with traditional hand cut joinery out of jatoba and oak using both power and hand tools. A very unique and beautiful build that challenged me and was very rewarding.

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50 Comments

  1. Stu FromOz on June 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    yeah subbed 4 sure

  2. ditte hompoth on June 17, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    It is an extremely beautiful piece, I lóvé the tradicionál method which I know, and this bookshelf realy inspires me.

  3. John Doe on June 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    How easy is it to dismantle something like this?

  4. MixingGBP on June 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Great work, great craftsmanship! You should do a video of tips and tricks like the one at 6:58.

  5. Elwood Hindley on June 17, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    A stunning piece of work, although I hate to disagree w yr choice of using turps in yr finish. We have a natural oil here in Oz called woodguard from Organoil brand it’s incredible and feeds the wood. Mineral oil based products dry wood out and they stink. I’d rather a lovely pine oil fragrance that repels insects.

  6. THE GUY on June 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    It’s a $1000 book shelf

  7. Pavel Shalman on June 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful work, thanks for the video. Have a question: How do you prevent the wood from warping if you do not mill it yourself. In other videos on YouTube they say process it right away after milling. That is difficult if you dont have an own plainer, like yourself and use hand tools… many thanks

  8. jimmys511 on June 17, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Wow you are really amazing I love your videos thanks for sharing your creativity.

  9. Jarome Jacksan on June 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I’ve heard good feedback about the Woodglut plans.

  10. Keli Weisgerber on June 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I really like it. Also check out Woodprix and plans.

  11. xl on June 17, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    joinery between two pieces is just determining the intersection of two solids, removing half the material from one part, and half the material from the other part. Make sure both are complementary. No big deal.

  12. HDVICTORY ford on June 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    NICE!!!!!! loved the joinery lesson with reminders,lol.

  13. antonio baranda on June 17, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Beautiful!!!!

  14. Michael Rosenlof on June 17, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Beautiful piece, extremely well done -✅👍

  15. Tale Gunner on June 17, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t have the vocabulary to describe how great this job is. I really love this.

  16. Chavira Wiser on June 17, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I’m sure you can do it too. Just look for Stodoys plans.

  17. Showoff Lowe on June 17, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    *As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness **woodplans.works** I now work like a genius. That is great!*

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  18. Oki Watashi on June 17, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Great work Chris, really nice item.

  19. P W on June 17, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    How much does a piece like this cost?

  20. Coqui Boricua on June 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Where’s the back

  21. ทอดใข่ ใข่ทอด on June 17, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    The wooden posts seem much bigger than steel cylinders. Why did you prefer to use wood instead of metal for the barn frame?

  22. Easter Stedman on June 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Stodoys has very good and accurate plans.

  23. Richard Fellows on June 17, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    A very spiritual video. Thanks.

  24. Robert Black on June 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    You make such beautiful things.

  25. Barry Ford on June 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Great work, great production. Only one observation: when you switched your chisel from bevel down to bevel up ( or was it the other way round?) you didn’t comment on it. Obvious to experienced woodworkers but could be a game changer for beginners. I’m new to Japanese pull saws, but I’m loving them. I’m envious of the choice of timber you have, but I will enjoy working with the blackbutt and jarrah that was grown on our farm. The way the wedges slotted into the feet was a lovely detail.

  26. David on June 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Your very patient. That’s the hard part.
    I would use different tools in some cases.
    appreciate your work.

  27. Steed Works on June 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    beautiful.

  28. Igor Brandão on June 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    outdoor furniture plan do it .

  29. Rob And Sharon Seddon-Smith on June 17, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Awesome. Again!

  30. Andrew Potter on June 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Awesome. I love this kind of joinery which uses only wood (no screws, nails or glue). Also, I use the linseed oil turpentine combination.

    P.S.: Your Dog is camera shy LOL

  31. vilod on June 17, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Hate the name

  32. KAPAX Mira Sintra on June 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    5 estrelas

  33. Adam on June 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Well that client is a lucky human.
    That shelf will be in the family for generations.
    Thanks for the upload

  34. Tucker November on June 17, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful=)

  35. Baseer Wood Work on June 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Beautiful works 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

  36. Pete Lodge on June 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    You’re an incredible craftsman, I love watching your videos. I always learn something new from you. How did you learn to make such beautiful pieces?

  37. lsg582 on June 17, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Your local lumber supplier is also my local lumber supplier.. small world

  38. Bryan English on June 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Words dont describe how rad ur videos are,cant wait to build this

  39. Ronin on June 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Are you serious Dude?! Johnson’s is unbelievable. It would be a sin not to do woodworking with access to that!

  40. Kevin Rosalesxcccx. ?n . ? x?? on June 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Fresh Fact 2024

  41. Cerberus on June 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Excellent piece of work! Wouldn’t mind taking a swing at that myself.

  42. Silent Moon woodwork and carpentry on June 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    So cool! I made a similar bookshelf with the wedged mortise and tenon joins!

  43. Sauce Circuit on June 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Once again …. Yet ANOTHER video where he doesn’t show the finished product. Unbelievable. So, so stupid.

  44. Engelbert Cabenian on June 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    No. I don’t like this video.

    I love it!

  45. DTM on June 17, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Very nice build. Fun fact: Jatoba is pronounced with the emphasis on the last syllable in Brazil, where it is from = jatoBA.

  46. harry clod on June 17, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I started with woodglut plans.

  47. Stu FromOz on June 17, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    awesome store

  48. Mike Hermes on June 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Where did you get your training ?

  49. John Corrall on June 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Blokes like this piss me off. They make me realise how crappy my work is,and how unimaginative.
    Brilliant project and an outstanding demonstration of skill and invention. Liked and subbed,obviously.

  50. Sir Eebral on June 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for this friend… I just ordered a bundle of Japanese tools to begin woodworking by hand. I don’t have any power tools besides a hand Dremel and accessories.

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