Recent Projects

  • Pegged Bookshelf with glass doors
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    Oak Book Cabinet Pegged (no screws)
  • Custom Ring Bearer Wooden Box
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    Custom Wooden Ring Bearer Box with Latch
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    Cedar Mini Decorative Planters/Boxes
  • Make A Wood Sign Video
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    Make A Wood Sign: Cedar Carving
  • Completed Barnwood Coat Rack
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    Barnwood Entryway Coat Rack and Bench

Oak Book Cabinet Pegged (no screws)

August 1, 2018
Taking cabinet building to the next level I wanted to take another step in my building and see if I could build a cabinet without the use of screws. My wife found the plans in an old Woodsmith Magazine and asked me to build the largest bookcase of the set. My plan was to build the entire cabinet

Custom Wooden Ring Bearer Box with Latch

July 12, 2018
Family Projects I was given the opportunity to build the ring bearer box for the up coming wedding of my niece. She provided me with a picture from Pinterest for an example. I said no problem. Materials Made from white oak I milled the lumber using my @ridgidtools planer and sanded it using my

Cedar Mini Decorative Planters/Boxes

June 11, 2018
Cedar Mini Decorative Planters/Boxes Using Interlocking Dovetail Joints Having a cedar mill within an hour of my shop allows me to work with some very nice wood. While cedar can be brittle, it is wonderful to work with and makes putting these decorative boxes together a breeze. When working with

Make A Wood Sign: Cedar Carving

March 28, 2018
 THANKS ERIC! A few weeks ago we met Eric and Vicki Rhoten at the Work Bench Conference in Atlanta. We hit it off immediately, as we both have a passion for woodworking. As we were discussing our businesses, Eric mentioned how difficult it is for him to get certain woods in Arizona. We are

Barnwood Entryway Coat Rack and Bench

March 24, 2018
Reclaimed Wood from Corn Crib HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD AN ENTRY WAY COAT RACK AND BENCH There was a door in granddad’s home the client wanted to preserve and wondered, if they provided the wood, could I build an entryway coat rack and bench using the door as part of the build. The wood they wanted

Art Center Cabinet and Table

February 20, 2018
Art Center Cabinet and Table – Most of my biggest challenges come from my family. My daughter in law challenged me to build an art center cabinet and table for her to use with her children. Using SketchUp I came up with the basic design Below is the final project with 4 drawers, a shelf

Wooden Toy Projects

February 18, 2018
Toys built by Grandpa – Of all the things I build, toys for my grandchildren will always top of my enjoyment list. Below is a quick post of some of the toys built for birthdays, Christmas and “just cause” I’m Grandpa Wheel Barrel made with Poplar body, Cedar handles and

Creating A Faux Ship-Lap Accent Wall

January 27, 2018
Covering wallpaper with faux ship-lap using sanded plywood We finally had a weekend to get the spare bedroom updated. But it was sandwiched between two busy weeks so we needed the change to happen quickly. We had already decided to remove the wallpaper border and repaint the 3 yellow walls and

Child Size Oak Rocking Chairs

December 30, 2017
Sturdy Rocking Chairs for Kids – I have made it a practice to build each grandchild an oak rocking chair for a gift on their second Christmas. This year both Teagan and Jonas celebrated their second Christmas so each one received their rocking chair. This is the third chair I have made with

Child’s Art Table, Free Plans Included

December 30, 2017
The Perfect Size Drawing Area for Toddlers: Whether it’s for washable paints, washable markers or crayons, your child will have hours of fun creating and discovering their imagination with this table. This was the biggest hit with both parents and grandchildren this year. This was created

Plan for Lego Table with shelves

December 6, 2017
Lego Table Plans: A day off from the day job to create a Lego table as a Christmas present for my oldest granddaughter. Thanks to @shanty2chic for the train table plans to get me started. I adapted and resized to make sure it would fit in her dads car. Then cut it in half and hinged it for easy

Cutting boards added to Etsy site

December 4, 2017
Oak Cutting Boards Whether you want to use it to serve during Christmas meal or New Years eve celebration, these cutting boards are ready to use out of the box. Do you need a gift for that secret Santa exchange at work or family Christmas party? Why not give a hand made, one of a kind gift?
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