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  1. End grain cutting board - circle #2

    Hi guys. I would like to share their design that made the weekend - round End grain cutting board. Have used oak. I hope you enjoy. Here is the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=PQzdB48PlUQ
  2. Entertainment Center for 73" TV | Custom

    This is an entertainment center that was completed in February 2010. It was built for a 73" television. The customer gave me free reign on the project. I built is as a "built in" to be built in the shop and assembled on site. I chose Pine wood with a clear coat to match the wall paneling...
  3. USB Charging Station

    We needed a good way to manage all of our portable electronics charging. I decided to build a charging station that could fit on our kitchen counter. I took it one step further and designed a four port USB charging power supply/module that I could build into the design. I installed two of...
  4. Hoosier Cabinet Reproduction

    One of the local Mennonites in my area that owns a furniture store referred a man to me to build a custom cabinet. The man told me that he had the top portion of an old Hoosier cabinet that he wanted me to salvage and build a new base cabinet for. I thought it was going to be a simple project...
  5. Donation

    Every September I build a Project and donate it to the United Way Campaign at my Work. This year I decided to build my Modified Adirondack Chair design chair. (See pic of unfinished leg and seat structure). The Normal Adirondack chair sits low and the Older Crowd has difficulty getting in and...
  6. Two drawer pine coffee table

    This pine coffee table is made from reclaimed pine. The drawer fronts are cherry. Finished in three coats of polyurethane.
  7. Murphy bed with Sofa | Custom

    This is a Euro style Murphy bed with a Sofa in the front of it. The sofa is designed to stay there while the bed folds between the arms. I built it without a true back. The back cushions lean against the Murphy bed face. Since this one has bookcases with the sofa, I needed some dead space for...
  8. Display case

    A display case/going away gift for a a unit at Keesler AFB. They wanted something different. The mirrored back was a last minute modification. I think it really adds to the overall appearance. Their motto is "With pride, worldwide", hence the globe and they do electronics installation so the...
  9. Maple Corner Desk | Custom

    This is a small corner desk that I built in November 2013. I used maple wood with a clear coat finish. The large drawers on the left side has full extension rails and made from Baltic Birch. The other side I put a narrow door that can be used for CPU tower if needed. For more building...
  10. Finishing
    Hi! I am a total novice when it comes to woodworking. I took the required courses back when i was in highschool but i never took much away from it… Recently i decided to make myself a basic rack for holding my jewelers pliers rather than paying for one on a jewelers supply website. I just...
  11. Focus on the Workspace
    I have started to hang some OSB on the lower portion of the shop wall and I know this has been discussed in length about painting/staining OSB but i was wondering if anyone has tried any of the DeckOver type paints on OSB. If so were the results better than paint and primer? I have sample...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello! I found this idea online and I'm trying to replicate it in my entryway. However, instead of painting them, I would like to keep the natural appearance of the trees/branches (I plan on using birch or aspen). Can anyone tell me if there's something I can coat the branches with (ideally a...
  13. Finishing
    I'm a beginner here, struggling to learn to use epoxy. I've been attempting to add a clear coat of epoxy to a couple pieces, but every time I get hundreds of whatblooks like tiny bubbles but i believe to be tiny hardened areas of epoxy within the epoxy. I'm using ecopoxy liquid plastic 2:1...
  14. Finishing
    I'm brand new to spraying finishes and I'm very pleased with the performance of my Critter sprayer (purchased from Amazon) and the General Finishes High-Performance Water Based Matte Top Coat. The General Finishes top coat is a bit expensive and I've seen good reviews on the Varathane Water...
  15. Finishing
    I'm trying to assemble a tool chest/box that's has to be located in the elements… outside.. partially muddy. Wanted to know which method is best to seal the out side of the case to prevent moisture seeping in/etc. Foes caulking help for inside corners? If caulking is an acceptable route to take...
  16. Finishing
    Hello Everyone: I've renovated this buffet table for my daughter. Before pictures I've painted with latex pain (Ace Hardware says this is made for them by Benjamin Moore) After picture (still working on the door on the right) I'm thinking of adding a protective layer to that top...
  17. Blogs
    HELP WANTED! For clear finishes HI all, I'm looking for some advise… I've used many different clear coat finishes and can't seam to get the finish I'm looking for. I'm constantly having to sand dust out of my clear coats. Any suggestions? I'm looking for that furniture finsh. Thanks in...
  18. Wood & Lumber
    I've been thinking a lot about wooden trim and finish work lately as I spend my days selling wood floors and accessories and then come home and talk with my wife about buying a house. I have always thought I loved wood a lot, but I have come to realize that maybe not as much as I thought. I've...
  19. Blogs
    About my finishes People often ask me about my finishes and I am always wondering about how others do their finish too. I feel the finish is the key to any furniture. A bad finish can destroy the look and the value of a piece. I thought I'd share what I do and what material and equipment I...
  20. Finishing
    I work with architectural antiques and I repair/rebuild/re-purpose a lot of things that still have the old paint on them. I really don't like the possibility that someone would use something I sold them in their home that may have lead paint exposed. Anyone have suggestions for a finish that...
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