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Wood Moisture and Furniture Building

December 11, 2018
How to know if your wood is dry enough to use on your project I’m always concerned with the amount of moisture in the wood I purchase. Before I begin a project I always check the woods moisture level.  Wood moves as it is, but if there is too much moisture, the joints won’t stay matched.

Keeping the dust down while Routering.

November 9, 2018
A review of the Dewalt dwp615 The Problem Using a router inside the shop makes for a dusty shop. In the past to keep the dust down when using my hand held trim or plunge router I would roll the projects out of the shop to avoid the mess. While this is fine in good weather, when it gets cold or

Children’s Cedar Building Blocks

October 28, 2018
Creating a classic toy: Children’s Cedar Building Blocks One of my favorite shop projects is to create children’s cedar building blocks from rough Tennessee red cedar. After I built my first Adirondack chairs, I had a large amount of scrap wood left over. Our first granddaughter had just

A Custom Farmhouse Table and Bench

October 24, 2018
The Story of the Farmhouse Table with a Race Track While working my day job, one of my managers came to my desk to ask if I could build her a farmhouse table. As it turns out she ordered a farmhouse table and bench on Etsy. However the person she ordered it from fell off the face of the earth and

Adirondack Chairs

October 4, 2018
We always felt the classic chair is uncomfortable so I made some adjustment to fit my style and the type of wood that I have available.We think it's the most comfortable Adirondack chairs available - and we have sat in many

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. Bayne Custom Woodworking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate

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