Recent Projects

  • 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
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    Art Center Cabinet and Table
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    Wooden Toy Projects
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    Creating A Faux Ship-Lap Accent Wall
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TAKE A MOMENT AND SMELL THE FRESH CUT LUMBER

Everyone who wanders into Roger’s shop, automatically stops at the door and takes a deep breathe. It’s amazing how many memories are stirred up by the smell of a wood shop. Whether it reminds them of their granddad’s shop or a walk in the woods, everyone has a story to share just from walking in.

But then they look around at the beauty of the fresh-cut lumber and feel the smoothness of the latest project on the bench and they know that new memories are built here everyday.

Bayne Custom Woodworking based in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee designs and builds furniture and high quality children’s toys in the Middle Tennessee area. From the beginning of a project design, to selecting the wood at one of our local mills to completion in the workshop, owner, Roger Bayne is there making every measure and cut. 

Barnwood Coat RackWe’d love to build something special for you!   

The wood for this project came from an old corn crib on a family farm. We were excited to put this together for them and preserve the family history. Do you have a photo or an idea of something you’d like for your family? Tell us about it.

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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 blessed here in Tennessee to have many mills including a local cedar mill. I offered to send Eric some samples to try and that’s what this video is about. Eric does an awesome job demonstrating how he turned one of the pieces into a beautiful piece. We loved seeing the wood we sent turned into this awesome piece of art. Great job Eric! Need some wood? If you’re interested in getting your own pieces of cedar, we’ve put together some basic options and pricing. Since wood can be pretty heavy the mailing costs can be high, so we’ve found the sweet spot is three pieces of wood in a flat rate USPS box, to get the most wood for the price of mailing it! We’ll have a shopping area up very soon, but meanwhile use this form to contact me.  

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 to provide, well, that was from the family owned Tennessee corn crib that had been torn down and they didn’t want to lose the wood or the memories. Not only was this a corncrib but it was eventually used by the great grandchildren as a play house. So for the client there are as many memories in this build as there are colors. THIS PROJECT TRULY DEFINES THE “CUSTOM” in BAYNE CUSTOM WOODWORKING. I spent some time to design a simple layout in @sketchup_official so the client could approve the idea I had in mind. The wood showed up in two deliveries so we stacked it outside because this was the first time I worked with barn wood. I did not want to introduce possible termites to my shop. So my first call was to my pest guy asking how I would treat the wood for termites. Much to my relief he said I had nothing to worry about. This was “real” wood! Not nominal at all, nominal is how we buy our wood at a local hardware store. Where a 2×4 is actually 1 ½  x 3 ½ . These 2×4’s were at least 2”x4”’s if not more and were hard, heavy and dusty, did I say heavy? After cutting to length on my handy @DewaltTough miter saw, I had to take them to my @ridgidpowertools table saw and square up the bottoms only.  I was very careful not to lose any of the original saw marks and character because that would ruin the entire purpose. For someone who likes clean, crisp edges, this was a bit of a challenge. I used @kregjig Kreg Jig® K4 Master System to join all the pieces of the base, the seat frame and the supports to join the two together. I was very careful to hide all of the pocket holes so they could not be seen from any angle. I used Titebond Products original interior wood glue to join all the pieces together. The next item was to assemble the back which included grandad’s door as the center piece. The door was only 71 ½ tall which determined the overall height of the project. Part of this back also includes two live edge pieces that we picked to use as the “L” shaped wings or side walls. The door measured 24” which left me with 6” on each side to make up the final size of 36”. So I chose two of the straightest boards that were closest to 6” and cut them to width so as not to waste any wood or lose any character. I used the Kreg Jig® K4 Master System

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 accessible through 2 doors. The door fronts are inset with tin for those little magnet letters the kids can use to arrange and learn to spell. However the biggest challenge was to get a table top with a large surface enough to work on but did not take so much floor space that it was an obstruction. So, I used a method I used on a kitchen table built a few years back and created a flip out table top using butler hinges. As opposed to a drop leaf that would cover the drawers and doors, this top flips out to give a space from 24″ to 48″ when fully opened. Next challenge! How do I support the table when fully open? Why Corbels of course! I designed and built my own out of oak and used hinges to open and close them     

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 legs. Riding carts with storage in the back. Made of Poplar with oak dowels as handles. Swivel wheels to allow for mobility Child’s push cart made of Poplar and painted with Acrylic paint for durability.  I used lawn mower wheels and steel rod for axle.    Bathroom stool to assist in reaching those hard to reach faucets and washing hands Story boards to track height, growth and memories. Names added for each child and built to be portable. What is hard to show is there are measurement markings on each board starting at 36″ so the board can be mounted at 24″ from floor and measure up to 72″   Learning steps/Stool so the can all color together or help grandma bake.   

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 ceiling but we just didn’t want to remove that full wall of wallpaper. After spending two hours plus removing the 12 inch border we knew we had to come up with a better solution for the wall. I had helped our son-in-law add ship-lap to their house in August, so we decided it would be a good solution in this room too. This was not a very expensive process and my shoulders appreciated not having the stress of removing the wallpaper. We started by asking our local @HomeDepot to cut 1/2″ sanded plywood into 6″ strips. (TIP: I stopped in and gave them the order and paid for it a day before we needed it, so they could do it when they had time.) Once cut, we sanded one face using our @Supermax drum sander, but it would be easy enough to sand with an orbital sander. This will make it easier to clean the wall in the future and to avoid tiny slivers. Then I ran each piece through the router table with a round over bit in order to give the impression of actual ship-lap when mounted to the wall. Because the wall was 10 feet and the boards are only 8 feet I located the studs with a stud finder and then determine the length to cut the first board in order to land in the center of a stud. I cut the first board to 88″ and the next one to 32″ for the first row. This room had an issue with the ceiling not being completely flat so I needed to use my 4′ level to start the first row straight. Once this was complete I started the first board of the second row from the opposite end allowing the seams to be at opposite ends of the wall. I was them able to rotate the seams all the way down the wall. I have a nice @dewalttough 16 gauge nail gun that worked very well to attach the boards to the wall. We then primed the faux ship-lap wall and painted it with a semi dark gray @BehrPaint. We painted the other three walls a lighter color to compliment our faux ship-lap accent wall.   This weekend project turned out better than we expected and we did it all for under $300. A quick fix for this spare bedroom. See final results below.   

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 the first being 3 years old and holding up very well. Made of Oak and stained with either Dark Walnut or English Chestnut and then multiple coats of polyurethane.  Each chair weighs in at about 10 lbs so they wont be carried around much, but also don’t slide away from the child as they back up to sit in the chair.   

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 after being asked by my oldest granddaughter for an easel when she was 3. However when I mentioned this to my artist wife, she didn’t like the idea of those child water-color paints running down the easel and making a mess. So after some idea sharing we came up with this art table.      The table is 36″ long x 23 1/4″ wide. This size is because we chose to use melamine as the work space or cleaning purposes and this is the size sold at Lowes. It sits 4 inches off the floor or a table top if you choose to place it on a table. We have found if it sits on the floor that our younger grandchildren actually feel comfortable enough to climb on it and sit while they color. The paper roll support (23 1/4″ x 4″)is made from 3/4″ oak with a 3/4″ oak dowel to hold the roll. I added a 1/2″ oak dowel to run the paper under in order for the paper to stay in place. This paper roll sits on top of the work space and is secured with screws. What is not shown in the drawing is that I used a flat bungee strap, purchased at Lowes, in order to hold the paper down at the opposite end of the work table. The canister holder (23 1/4″ x 4″) is also made of 3/4″ oak with 5 3″ holes to hold the paint/brush containers we purchased from Amazon. I added a solid board, planed to 1/2″ so not to interfere with the containers we ordered in order to secure the canister holder to table apron for stability. The legs are milled to 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 4″ and are secured together by 1 1/2″ apron. On the paper roll end as well as both front and back, the legs and apron are located 2″ in from the edge. On the canister end, the legs and apron are flush to the end. This placement allows for the Canister holder to be secured to the apron. The top of the canister holder will be flush with the top of the work space. Materials: Because I mill my own material all dimensions are actual and not nominal. 1 – 1x4x8 Oak Board for Paper Holder and Canister holder 1 – 3/4″ Oak Dowel 1 – 1/2″ Oak Dowel 1 – 2x4x8 used to mill legs 1 – 1x4x8 pine for apron I used stained and polyurethane on all the oak for easy cleaning. The legs and apron can be painted or stained at your discretion Amazon purchases: @Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint Dreampark 2 Pack Children Art Smock Kids Art Aprons with Waterproof Long Sleeve 3

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 transport. Thanks also to @ridgidpowertools @kregjig @supermaxtools@titebondproducts #teamridgid This is my first attempt at creating plans for one of my projects. I have included the pdf with materials, tools and cut list. Any advice on how to improve the plans for easier understanding is welcome. Download PDF here      

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?  

Chairs and Table

October 31, 2017
Console Table From November 2-4, 2017 there was an event here in Nashville called Christy Wright’s Business Boutique. Becky’s Graphic Design had a booth there to provide graphic design opportunities to attendees. I was asked to provide 2 chairs for relaxing and chatting, as well as a table close to counter height to provide a space for materials, information gathering and coffee cup resting. We found this live edge slab at the Grand Cedar Mill here in Lebanon, TN and we knew we could make something beautiful with it and Becky had a plan before we got home. I trimmed four feet of the 12 ft. long x 2 in. x 14 inch wide board to use for the table. We found the hairpin legs on Etsy and they shipped them within a week. We made them 32 inches high to accommodate the booth. The final set up worked really well and provided one of the best looking booths at the event!

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