Category: Indoor Furniture

End Grain Cutting Board

I had been watching some videos on how to make an end grain cutting board and decided to make one for my Niece. The video I ended up using was from the Wood Whisperer website. It is pretty thorough which makes this project not too difficult. I chose Hard Rock Maple and Purpleheart for the…

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Walnut Tray

A while back I was on a flight to California with my wife. As is my usual practice, I was reading a Woodsmith magazine enroute. I was reading an article on building a Walnut Tray. My wife saw it and said, “I want one”! That was the impetus for this project. To make this work…

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Our Wall Mirror

A while back I came across some wall mirror plans from Woodsmith. Finally decided to make the mirror. I wanted to do something different (I use a lot of oak for my projects) so I bought some African Mahogany. That stuff is expensive!! But, it is totally beautiful. I started where I always start by…

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Farmhouse Table

A friend from my work asked me to help him build a Farmhouse Table. He had gotten plans from the Internet and forwarded them to me for review. The plans called for making the table out of Douglas Fir, your basic construction lumber. My friend and I went to the local big box store and…

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Workbench

My shop is housed in my garage. I live in Colorado and the winters here can be pretty cold at times. When it is super cold I just don’t do any woodworking in my shop, it’s too nasty out there. Yes, I have a heater, but sometimes the cold overcomes the heater. Enter my workbench…

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Cheese Boards

I got a wild hair to make some Cheese Boards for Christmas presents this year. OK, not the most practical thing to do, Christmas time is almost totally insanely busy. But I was able to persevere. A Cheese Board is a small cutting board for serving cheese and crackers. I did not have any real…

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Wine Rack

I have wanted to build a wine rack for the last few years and finally got around to it. The plans, from Woodcraft Magazine, were very well done. I made the five shelf version (there is a two shelf version) out of Red Oak. The plans call for some MDF templates and a couple of…

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Wall Mirror

I have always wanted to make something for my daughter. I saw the plans for this wall mirror in Woodsmith magazine (great source of plans by the way). Also, I had a yearning to make something out of mahogany. This was a really fun project, but it sure took a while to build. I ordered…

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3 Panel Screen

I haven’t been working on the blog for about a year. Oh, I have been doing projects alright. Just didn’t have time to do any blog articles. However, I am going to try to get back in it. Hence this article on the 3 panel screen I made a few months ago. The difficult thing…

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Piggy Banks

A while back I purchased some walnut to build a set of Piggy Banks for some friends of mine. The plans called for buying old, used post office box doors and then building the banks around the doors. I put the project aside for almost six months. Finally, I had a bunch of time on…

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Wet Bar

This past winter I built a wet bar in our basement. It was a great winter project, working mostly indoors in a fairly moderate environment. I got the plans online at a site that exclusively had plans for wet bars. There were several to choose from. Of course, I had to choose one of the…

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The End Tables

These tables were made long before the date on the post, but since I am just starting this new woodworking blog it puts a current date on it. I have always loved Arts & Crafts style furniture. Sometimes it is referred to as Mission furniture or Craftsman furniture. These tables were my first foray into…

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Cutting Board

Right after my wife and I got married I started my woodworking quest. One of the first things I made was an oak cutting board. This is a photo of the original cutting board. I was taking an adult education class on woodworking at a local high school and I used their equipment. I made…

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