Beginners Furniture Projects - DIY Manuals

Our self-study furniture making teaching manuals are available for purchase electronically via email or as hard-copy print-outs when purchased with a kit. The manuals for the first ten furniture making projects include step-by-step instructions, colour illustrations, cutting lists and fully-dimensioned drawings and plans. The skilled projects comprise of a cutting list and drawings only.

As the furniture making projects become progressively more challenging, we recommend that beginners start with any of our first three self assembly projects to allow them to master basic woodworking skills and Scottish furniture making techniques.

Support is also available from Lethenty Mill Furniture owner, Allan Fyfe: On purchasing your furniture making project manual, you can follow us on Facebook or look at our woodworking videos on YouTube. You can ask email Allan directly with any issues or queries you have regarding your chosen woodworking project.

The manuals are in full colour and extremely detailed. Click here for a sample in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.


Whether you are a woodworking beginner or not, we recommend that you purchase our essential cabinet making guide,
"The Background" - a guide to working with wood.

DIY Manuals - Beginners

The four basic projects are ideal for the novice woodworker. The project manuals have detailed instructions along with explanatory colour photographs. Drawings are provided at the end of each manual. Projects 1 and 2 (the Creepie Stool and the Corner Unit) introduce fundamental woodworking techniques and lead nicely onto Project 3 (the Bread Box) and Project 4 (the Corner Unit).

Order Form for Beginners Manuals

When you order by email, you will receive details of how to pay for the manual (Paypal, bank transfer etc.). You can also contact Lethenty Mill Furniture by telephoning + 44 (0) 1467 622489. When the payment is cleared, the PDF manual will be sent to your email address as an attachment.

Project 0The Background - A Guide to Working with Wood£23.00Order by Email
Project 1Scottish Creepie Stool Manual£11.00Order by Email
Project 2The Corner Unit Manual £11.00Order by Email
Project 3The Bread Box Manual £11.00Order by Email
Project 4Solid Wooden Stool Manual £11.00Order by Email

Scottish Creepie Stool
The Corner Unit
The Bread Box
Solid Wooden Stool