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Custom walnut shelf

My brother asked me to make him a walnut shelf for his kitchen. He wanted it to be 72″ wide to fit directly under some wall cabinets. He also wanted … Continue reading

June 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Converting a dresser to a changing table

I remember twenty-something years ago when my wife and I had our first child. We were still renting but looking to buy a home and on top of that we … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Matching Oak bookshelves – part 2

Over night, the epoxy and glue have dried so I pulled all of the tape off and started sanding. I worked my way up from 120 grit to 400. The … Continue reading

January 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Matching Oak bookshelves – part 1

A friend of mine requested a pair of bookshelves for his basement. He gave me a 3d model with the general look and dimensions that he wanted. After a little … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 4

While each one of these table tops are different and each presents unique challenges, I don’t think you need a detailed walk-thru of each one so I will give you … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Chris’s little train table – part 3

I am not going to go into too much detail on the construction of all ten of the tables I have to make, but I will highlight the more interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 2

To create the under structure of the tables I am ripping 3/4″ finished plywood down to 2-1/4″ wide strips. Since the sheets are so heavy, I start by ripping them … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Chris’s little train table – part 1

Welcome to the Man Cave. My friend Chris asked me to help him build a train table. I wasn’t entirely sure what the scope of the project was, but I … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chalkboard easel

My son is getting married in a few short months and he asked if I could make a chalkboard easel to put in the entrance of the reception hall to … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 4

I got to talk to the contractor who is laying the tile in the chapel and he gave me a final dimension for the height of the tabernacle stand. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 3

Everything sat overnight, so the glue is all dry. I pulled the clamps and started cleaning up the glue squeeze-out at the center seam of my panels. I noticed that … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 2

Before I get started on the base, I wanted to stain the top and see how well the grain matches. I think the solid wood and the plywood blend really … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 1

This next project is going to be a bit of a challenge. I live about five hours away from Saint Kilian parish and not heading to New York while it … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 4

Stain is dry so I set up the spray booth and got prepped for finish. I set up my knock-down workbench to hold everything and put it all up on … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 3

To fit the door into place, I first had to measure the width of the piano hinge, then subtract a bit more to allow the door a bit of room … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 2

I started today with pulling clamps and sanding all the glass panels. With the top piece done, I can trace it to get an exact match for the bottom. I … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 1

I took a little break from furniture for the last month or so. I needed to catch up on some home projects now that spring is here. I have also … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 4 & Gift table part 2

So the credence table and gift table are stained and ready for finish. Normally, I throw up my temporary spray booth and spray, covering two days worth of work in … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 3

Columns are trimmed and all the pieces are milled so it is time to start assembling everything. The most accurate way that I have found to attach the caps and … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 2

With the columns put together, I can now mill up all the rest of the column parts. Starting with the base, I cut down  some 8″ wide 6/4 oak to … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

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