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  1. Projects In Progress
    Deck side table from an old oak whiskey barrel. The oak barrel top is connected to the stave legs via a pine "subframe" that is hidden by one of the barrel hoops.
  2. Potting Bench from Recycled Wood •

    Jan 13, 2017 One day I was visiting a neighbor who was rebuilding steps up to his deck. The wood he was replacing was stacked in a pile and he asked me if I wanted it or else he was going to throw it out. Of course I said yes. SWMBO was hinting about getting a potting bench and I thought these...
  3. Modern Outdoor Sofa

    Here is a Modern Outdoor Sofa that I just finished up. I made the sofa from cedar 2×4 and 1×4 boards. We used upholstered cushions which my wife actually made. This will be the first of a series of back porch projects I make. You can see the build video here: And the build article with...
  4. Spalted Maple

    Spalted Maple measuring 4" x 8".
  5. Footstools for Adirondack Chairs.

    I have built a lot of these chairs for myself, family, and customers. I wanted a good design for the footstools and couldn't find one I liked, so I designed these myself. These were painted with high quality Behr outdoor paint and primer with a top coat of Minwax Polycrylic. I have put up a...
  6. Patio Planter Boxes

    I built these planter boxes from plans in Woodsmith Magazine's Outdoor Furniture book. I like the way they turned out and apparently, so do my friends and neighbors who kept stopping by my garage to see my progress. I have already been hired buy one neighbor to build a toy box in the same...
  7. Outdoor Farmhouse Table and Benches

    A friend wanted a simple outdoor picnic table. After looking at some ideas online I showed him this idea and he had no trouble paying the same amount of money for a much more customized table. I used the cheapest AC2 treated lumber I could find and put this together in a weekend. Its about 8'...
  8. Trestle Table Design for Patio

    This table is made of Alder and is my own design. The base is a trestle where I utilized twin stretchers that are assembled using a tapered mortise with a wedge made of Sapele. These are through tenons as you can see in one of the detail photos. My inspiration for this came from a table made...
  9. Park Bench

    Well when we moved into our new house, The previous owner had this park bench outside. It was pretty beat up. The wood was rotted and falling off and the cast iron sides were very rusted. While cleaning up the yard, TLOML said to throw it away. I dragged it over to my shop to take it apart ,to...
  10. Adirondack Chairs

    Well seeing how I live very close to the Adirondack Mountains, I thought that I would build Adirondack Chairs. The first chair that I built is made of Fir Flooring reclaimed from my attic (Long story there). anyway I had this wood so I decide to build one. I'm very glad I did. I epoxied the leg...
  11. Large picnic table

    Nothing earth shattering here. Today I made a picnic table for my nephew's camp. His old one was ready for the fire. It's 8 feet long and fairly wide. I decided to cap the ends and round them over so it would look better. Underneath is a bolted on set of angles I welded up. When the pole for the...
  12. Glider

    I designed an outdoor bench for a client this past spring that he wanted to match his porch swing. He wanted built in cat boxes with a seat that lifts up so he could clean out the cat boxes easily. He liked that bench so well I ended up building two more benches without the cat boxes for this...
  13. Norms Chair Build (NYWS)

    I recently built this chair from the plans from Norms NYWS. It's built with rough cut Cypress. I picked up the lumber in the rainy season in southern florida and had to wait a while for it to dry a little but all in all I'm very happy with the way the build went. I had expected this chair to be...
  14. DIY Adirondack Chair with Paracord Seat

    I put a modern twist on the classic Adirondack chair, and make one with a woven paracord seat! Check it out HERE!
  15. Wishing Well

    This wishing well is made from treated pine and cedar. I like the two tone color as I think it gives it a liitle different look. It has a hollow bottom so that it easily fits over a well casing. The well stands about 5' 6" with the inside diameter being 20 1/2". I have made smaller versions and...
  16. Painted chairs

    I have been building adirondack chairs for about a year since I retired. Started with a set for a friend as a gift and then word of mouth and before long I was sooo busy! This is my latest as I have now done several 'painted' colors instead of just stained ones. Red is not my favorite, but...
  17. Cedar Garden Bench

    I was happy this turned out like it did. At the beginning I had my doubts.
  18. Leopold benches

    These benches are from a design by Aldo Leopold. Each bench can be built in a couple of hours. This particular variation came from the YouTube channel "Fun With Woodworking", where the free plans can be found, as well as nice videos of the author's construction and finishing of one bench. His...
  19. redwood bench

    Well here she is in all her glory. LOL. I think I have opted to just leave it natural for now. It seems to be darkening and giving itself a nice patina. I don't want it to grey so I may try to apply something on it. I read in Fine Woodworking that it's okay to apply pure tung oil to help...
  20. Cedar Planter box

    Cedar Planter Box I had some cedar off cuts that were given to me by a friend with a saw mill. The cedar came from a 50 year old telephone pole that had been pulled and replaced. I wanted to make planter boxes so I searched the site for other planter boxes that members had made. I found a...
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