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CORNHOLE BOARDS – HOW TO

Cornhole Boards
This was a fun project and like most projects I learned a thing or two. One of the things I learned and worth mentioning here was... 96 p{ ...

diy pallet wood headboard

Pallet Wood Headboard
There are a few reasons why I like working with pallets. The main reason is because pallets are forgiving. I can create something without having to be perfect. Don't get me wrong I... 96 p{ ...

Window Planter flower box

Window Flower Box
  In this update we build a window planter flower box from some rough cut cedar... FREE PLANS 96 p{ ...

Pencil box with sliding lid – class project

Pencil Box with Sliding Lid
  The month of April is National Woodworking Month and what better way to celebrate than to introduce someone new to the wonderful world of woodworking. My niece came up with her family to... 96 p{ ...

Bench Vise and dog holes

bench vise and dog holes
  In this project I install a bench vise to the side of my assembly table and drill some dog holes in the table top. 96 p{ ...

Dust collection tour

Dust Collection
  Dust collection is a hot topic among woodworkers and the like. In this article you'll find a full dust collection tour video with time stamps to easily navigate through the video to watch only what you're interested in (desktop only), explanation of setup, pictures, demo cuts, links to other related videos and a full clickable product list.

Installing a shop air cleaner

Shop Air Cleaner
  Jay Bates and I built a shop air cleaner. Continue reading for the installation process and links to the build video and article. LINK: Programmable Timer Switch 96 p{ ...

Build a bench from an old bed frame

Bed to Bench Wood Version
  Use an old bed frame to make a beautiful timeless piece of furniture. All the pieces were used in making this bench including the head board, foot board, side rails and mattress slats. Cypress boards were used for the seat and finished with a wipe on satin poly. Please share and subscribe. Thank you.   Step 1: Cut the Foot Board...

King size headboard

Dimensional Lumber Headboard
In this project I used regular 1x, 2x and untreated 4x4 material. I started by cutting all the boards to size and jointing the 4x4's to get a nice clean edge on one side. Next I laid two 1x4's on the ground in a vertical fashion and laid 1x12's on top of those in a horizontal fashion. I glued...

KIDS STEP STOOL

Step Stool
In the Projects tab on this website you'll find a post on another step stool build, but these are done a little different. I added hand holes on the sides for handles so the little ones can pick it up and carry it wherever they need it and these stools don't have the storage compartment like the previous one...

Here birdie birdie…. squirrel!

Bird House
  My kids and I decided to build their very first bird house. It was quite the challenge keeping them engaged, but we managed to get through it. We started by cutting some wood at random lengths. I didn't want to get too complicated. They are 4 and 2. After getting an idea of what we wanted the bird house...

Barn wood frame with stitches

*MAY BE GRAPHIC FOR SOME* (pic of fresh stitches)Basic frame project with a little excitement! I was making a frame for a Christmas gift when I nearly cut my thumb off. I had already cut the frame pieces and cut a rabbit to accept the glass, but then had to trim some off the 45’s...

Ammo box

I haven’t been into woodworking very long, maybe a couple of years or so. I’ve always been somewhat handy and enjoyed building things, but just recently collected the majority of the tools I’d like to have. Anyway, a co-worker asked me to build him an ammo box that is two feet by four feet...

Barn wood wedding “guestbook”

A good friend of mine was getting married and his fiance asked me to make their “guestbook”. Here’s the inspiration she gave me (from Pintrest)... This “guestbook” will basically be a shallow shadow box. Instead of signing a traditional guestbook you would sign a limb cut-off and drop it into the frame. Kinda like...

Router table (table saw wing)

I started not to post this because I butchered the top with my plunge router. I figured I would show my mistakes and all. It might help someone else. This is my first “shop tool/jig” project so bare that in mind while looking. If there is anything you see that I can improve please let me know. I...
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