Category: Woodworking

Cedar Planters

Four planters created using two 1x8x8 cedar boards and three 1x5x8 cedar siding boards.  Brads were used to hold the pieces together while the Gorilla polyurethane glue cured.  The poly glue was used because it’s waterproof.  

Bedside Table

This project was entirely of reclaimed wood from the dismantled loft bed project.  All the wood is dimensional pine construction lumber, nominal 2×6.  In all, there were two pieces of 2″x6″x8′ used to create this table. The table top and…

Foyer Table

The entryway, or foyer, has an open space that could use a table for both decorative and functional reasons.  Online there are hundreds of options, but a couple were selected as an inspiration for this project: Something narrow, not too tall…

Earbud Headphone Case

A simple project made of scraps, this box was designed to house and protect earbud headphones when they are in  a backpack. In this example, hard maple was used but a piece of pine two by material would work as…

Simple Table

This project matches the other items created with a simple, minimalist (read: Ikea) look.  It began with the Simple Desk, Drawers and now the Table.  This is a very small table, to be used next to the bed for the alarm…

Oak End Table

Overview After reclaiming a lot of oak pieces recently (check out the reclaimed oak project here) I decided to build a end table for the living room.  The project had a couple goals: Use 4/4 lumber No mechanical fasteners Traditional finish (shellac)…

Tablesaw Cross-Cut Sled

A cross-cut sled should be one of the first jigs that a woodworker makes for the tablesaw.  It’s more accurate that the typical miter gage and is safer to use.  I’ve made a few versions over the years, but have not…

Reclaimed Oak

In 2012 I came across some reclaimed wood that was used for shipping purposes (previous entry here).  The pine was a bust, way too green, knotty and sap filled.  Not to mention all the oil and dirt that covered it.  The oak, on the…

Cordless Drill Shelf

A simple cordless drill shelf, made from 1/2″ plywood scraps and painted black to match the cabinets.  There’s space for both drills and their accompanying tip holders.  This is a project that should have been completed a long time ago.…

Cedar Birdhouses

Springtime and the birds need a place to nest… Previously there were three houses on a pressure treated post, that configuration lasted about 9 years before the post rotted through and toppled over destroying the rotted houses. Those houses were…