We bought a house to fill with handmade furniture | Paul Sellers

We bought a house to fill with handmade furniture | Paul Sellers



Over the coming months and years Paul Sellers will be filling this house with furniture. It is a pretty ordinary house but it will be the hub for our upcoming videos.

The first room we will be working on is the living room. We want to make make furniture for this living room and show you how you can create furniture for your own living room. You can help us make this relevant for you, our audience, by filling in our survey. The answers are anonymous but ask for some context on you and your house. We only want this extra information to figure out the context of the answers about what you do in your living room and what you have in your living room.

Click here to fill out the survey (it will probably take less than 5 minutes to fill it out): https://forms.gle/EgsLG3AyENCGLcRM6

Want to learn more about woodworking? See https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com or https://commonwoodworking.com for step-by-step videos, guides and tutorials. You can also follow Paul’s latest ventures on his woodworking blog at https://paulsellers.com/

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44 thoughts on “We bought a house to fill with handmade furniture | Paul Sellers

  1. The first room we will be working on is the living room. We want to make make furniture for this living room and show you how you can create furniture for your own living room. You can help us make this relevant for you, our audience, by filling in our survey. The answers are anonymous but ask for some context on you and your house. We only want this extra information to figure out the context of the answers about what you do in your living room and what you have in your living room. Click here to fill out the survey (it will probably take less than 5 minutes to fill it out): https://forms.gle/EgsLG3AyENCGLcRM6

  2. Beautiful house! The first idea is the wooden dog house in the backyard. Name of the dog: Jacaranda (Brazilian name of the famous Brazilian rosewood), but the dog can not be made of wood, of course LOL

  3. Are you going to build all the kitchen cabinets as well? I sure so! In the house I grew up in, built in the late 1800s, the kitchen was massive. It was the biggest room in the house. It was build around a huge "harvest" table. And off to one side was the "living room", fully open to the kitchen, but filled with large comfy chairs. The kitchen was the centre of the home, everything was done there.

  4. I live in a house very similar to this in the UK, you'll probably find parquet flooring under the downstairs carpet.
    I had our boiler and tanks removed and replaced it with a modern Worcester condenser, its been great, 12 years and going strong.
    we had a stair case exactly the same as the one in your new house, we replaced it with a banister and rods, much more open and better for light and feels more spacious.
    looking forward to this series,

  5. hello Paul i watched your house video just at the right time.I was kinda down thinking of my age [70] thinking it was all over then i saw your video and it perk me up knowing that if your willing to buy a house and start building all your own furniture at just about the same age as me that there is no reason that i could't do the same.Anyways i just wanted to thank you so much for giving me hope again,by the way you are a fantastic builder and teacher thanks again.

  6. This house looks really, really close to my childhood home in terms of layout, room sizing…was a strange walk through memory lane, almost. It's almost dead on.

    Looking forward to seeing how you shape things here

  7. How about a folding bed in the box room/study that means it can be a bedroom or a study room as need be. When not in use the bed can be folded up onto the wall.

  8. This will be much more interesting than the plywood bench videos. I love watching your videos, but I can not get excited for an all plywood build, although I can appreciate it might be helping some folks.

  9. A closet with a still in it. Oh Yeah Baby!!!!!. On a more serious side .. you have got your work cut out for you. Are you sure you want to do this?

  10. The damp problem in room looks to me as a failure of the vapour barrier in the foundation . Here in my part of the world a brickhouse has a vapour barrier between the foundation and the brickwall

  11. Paul – Congrats to you and Mrs. Sellers. What a wonderful house. I'll get to live my dream of building a house of furniture vicariously through you. Like everyone else here, I am excited to watch your progress.

  12. Amazing project looking forward to following the progress! What about all that amount of carpet, tare it out and put in some wood floors?

  13. Good luck with the house Paul. Once your done with all the furniture a nice Oak entrance door/Porch would finish it off. Really looking forward to your furniture builds.

  14. Looks like a very big, ambitious project! I'm looking forward to following along. Some British things that don't make sense to me (I'm from Canada), the boiler in the kitchen and in the bedroom. Here, very few houses are still heated with hot water and radiators, mostly forced air. So is the one in the bedroom the heat for the whole house? And is the boiler in the kitchen for potable hot water? Also, the 'conservatory' I think would be called a sun room here but I'm not sure. What is it used for?

  15. Love you Paul, thank you for sharing your skills and life changes. You are truely a man with heart and compassion. Your calming voice and passion for woodworking are so beautiful. I pray we as a people get back to the basics and can come to appreciate the artisan and craftsmanship of hand made goods. Thanks again. You are truely an inspiration.

  16. Hi Paul I love the house. I am a retired builder. You mentioned you would want to update the boiler, well if you decided to fit a combi boiler you can remove the hot water cylinder and all the ancillary pipework from the cupboard in the bedroom allowing you to remove the cupboard entirely. Just a thought !

  17. Interesting project, hope you also find time to replace all those hideous plastic windows & doors! Regarding the garage, I don’t know if it’s just the video, but the brick coursing in front of the side door seems to slope down towards the front and there looks to be a gap to the end of the lintol. Might need to check if the front corner is plumb or leaning.

  18. Could I suggest that you provide a floor plan of the house as part of the journey. It would no doubt provide the audience with further insight into what your “starting point” is.

  19. Paul, congratulations to you and the creative team for this fantastic concept. If there was ever a YouTube series worthy of binge watching, it’s this!

  20. if I do ever get to own my house or property first thing I'm doing is building all the doors, then the furniture, this series is brilliant, can't wait to see what you do!

  21. Hi Paul This will be the UK version of "This old house". Best of luck with the venture. I guess this could be over a year to completion. The things I would have to consider are 1. Are you going to live in it? 2. Is it to be sold on?
    Obviously the wall removal and plumbing and electrical work needs to carried out before any furniture can be installed. So maybe 2 or 3 weeks of planning are required. It would be interesting to get a view of how you are tackling each step.

  22. I really liked the house as it is, it's almost like a dream for me at the moment. But looking forward to see what you will come up with! I'm sure you will make this house absolutely amazing. Good luck with such a complicated project!

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