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Building a Custom Staircase and Handrail

05-06-2018 06:19 PM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

This custom staircase and handrail is made from Hickory and stained to go with the wood flooring that was installed at the top of the stairs. The Craftsman style design was derived from some of the architecture in the house. you can watch it be fabricated or read about it below Recount of the video Today, I’m building a staircase with a custom handrail.But before we get to the build, let me get you up to speed about what needed to be done on the jobsite before we could install the st...

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Spring Style Salad Tongs Cut From One Board

04-25-2018 01:52 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

These are a great gift or a cool item to sell at a craft fair. This project reminds me of the Woodwright’s folding book stand only easier to make. Thanks for watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzux4dtnJOE

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How to build an Standing Desk / Drafting Table

12-18-2017 10:19 PM by tommytompkins | 2 comments »

I finally got around to making a build video from a hickory standing desk that I completed not too long ago. It’s a solid hickory desk that moves up and down with electric actuators that are wired to a rocker switch that sits under the desk. It goes from a seated position to a max height of 44.5 inches tall. I filled the knots with epoxy and finished everything with Arm-R-Seal Satin finish. I must admit, it’s a really fun build! See below for the full build video: View on You...

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Morris Chair #1: Morris Chair Design and Cut out parts

02-28-2017 04:26 PM by PPK | 8 comments »

Here I’m going to outline the method I am taking to build myself a Morris Chair. I’ve been wanting to have one of these because I really like the look and the comfort, but also because I want to learn some new techniques, especially upholstery. I know there are a number of other blogs on building a Morris Chair, but they are all different, and everyone has their own unique ways of building. So here’s mine! I am not using a plan, per se. I have been looking at lots of pic...

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Cheap wood 101

10-10-2016 02:27 PM by Fatherlewis | 5 comments »

Hi fellow LJs. I must say that in my first couple of months here, I have learned a lot. This place is a wealth of knowledge and good ideas, and maybe some not too good ideas. But hey, we are all adults here, and we share our triumphs and defeats, good ideas and bad(if there really is such a thing), as well as good deals, trade secrets, and all other things woodworking. So I found a steal of a deal on the hardwood rough sawn lumber over the weekend. My excitement poured over on the insid...

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Dining Chair Build

06-28-2016 02:49 PM by PPK | 10 comments »

Here’s what I decided to make, more or less. I drew up some plans. I followed them pretty closely, but did change a few thicknesses of some of the stretchers. I red-lined them and will save them fro later. Plan of the chair back.Plan of the chair seat/legs, from the top.I glued up some blanks for the chair seats. Some people don’t like the “mismatch” of hickory, but I absolutely love it. The more contrast, the better, I think.I cut out two templates (the second o...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1581: . . . and Then There Were FIVE!

06-30-2015 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I stayed quite busy yesterday, doing one of the things that I love to do. I really love so many of my creative aspects, and switching from one to the other back and forth always seems to keep me freshly excited about every one of them. Yesterday I spent the day at the saw. I had my headphones on and I was into a 'classical' mood. I got lost listening to my three favorite composers – Rachmoninoff, Beethovan and Mozart. It made a good thing even better. Before long, the three...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1580: Lots of Fretwork!

06-29-2015 11:43 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

One of the things that I like best about what I do is the great variety of ways I am able to create. As with most of you, the more I look and discover, the more I want to expand my 'crafting arsenal'. I find it very rare to meet people that only dapple in ONE type of creating. Most like to do many. I am often asked how I keep coming up with fresh ideas. After over 20 years of doing this for a living, it seems that I never run out of new things to do. There are times when I feel a...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1568: Fun NEW Projects!

06-08-2015 12:47 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

This past weekend I was terribly busy and I had a wonderfully fun time. While I loved creating my last huge project, it felt really good to be able to do some other things. When I work on one thing, I often get ideas for other projects to follow. I have learned to write these ideas down in a file so that later on when I am looking for something new to do, I have lots to choose from. You wouldn't believe how long the list is! I call it my 'job security' though and it seems that the...

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