Category: Woodworking

Simple Desk

Ripped the wood that was recycled from the loft bed tear down.  Using it to build a simple desk, exactly like one I built a couple years ago.  Basic 2×4 construction (actually 2 7/8″ x 1 7/16″) with a MDF top.  No stain or…

Project Plans

A couple pictures of previous projects and the PDF plans for each.     I made two of the bookcases and one dresser during the summer of 2009.  The book case shelves were created using recycled birch from a dining room table. Here…

Closet Organizer Part 5

The closet organizer is complete.  In total it took three weekends, but only a few hours each weekend day. I was a little over zealous when ripping the sheets of melamine and had to glue a couple pieces together to…

Closet Organizer Part 4

Drawer assembly is complete!  Installed the drawer slides and drawer pulls.  Rabbeted the bottom of the drawer to accept a 1/4″ piece of luan plywood.  The corners of the luan had to be rounded because the rabbet was cut out…

Closet Organizer Part 3

Started work on the drawers.  The make the process a bit easier, I create a simple right-angle jig to hold components secure when fastening with the pocket hole screws.  The sides are inset by 1/4″ on either side, so I…

Closet Organizer Part 2

With the shelving section completed, I’ve begun work on the drawer unit.  I completed the carcass, and cut the drawer components, but have not yet put the drawers together.            

Closet Organizer

Started work on a closet organizer for my son.  It will be very similar to the one I made last May, just a bit smaller.  The materials required are 3/4″ hard rock maple melamine and matching PVC edge banding.  The…

Cordless Drill Charger Rack

Cleaned up the garage/shop yesterday.  Once I started cleaning, I also wanted to address some annoyances that hinder working on projects.  For example, battery chargers.  I made a simple rack to securely hold both the 12v and 18v Ridgid chargers,…