I have been starting a wood paneling project for the past couple months now (part of a larger reno project). It was originally going to be done in MDF (and was started) until my wife informed me that she wanted it stained to match some other built-ins we have. So that means real wood. I am thinking about doing it with 1×3 poplar top rail and stiles, 1×4 bottom rail, and 1×2 or 1×3 chairrail and the panels in either 1/4 in. birch or oak plywood. Depending on how the bot...
I’ve always really liked the idea of having a booth or booths in my home that would be separate from the dining room and used more regularly as a breakfast nook, or a place to study or just to have more room when we have family over for the holidays. Anyway, we’re remodeling our whole main floor and I would like to put two non-stationary booths in the newly opened-up kitchen. Once again, this should be a very sturdy piece. I had wider boards on the top of the tabl...
Here is my second attempt at designing an entryway bench. The top is similar to the first, but I’ve changed to to include less angle cuts. I’m still very fresh to woodworking and while I don’t doubt my ability to properly measure and cut angles, I would rather focus on my joinery and finishing techniques than worry about angles. So, I’ve straightened out the legs, added stretchers across the bottom of the legs, and added a shelf of sorts for shoes and whatever e...
As posted on Into the Woodworks (June 17, 2009) Sharing it on here for those who haven’t visited my blog/website. I don’t consider myself an “expert” in the field of woodworking and designing. Though people seek my advice on design and materials, I have to be honest. This gives me a sense of fulfillment in my chosen line of field. My sincere gratitude to those who support and believe in my works! I just wish I had another lifetime to discover more possibilities on desi...
Arts and Crafts Style Frame for a landscape stained glass window #2: five frame designs for the stained glass window
Frame and window will be a display piece… next to about a dozen others.hung by chains in the gallery window & will be seen from both sides. Frame will be made of Honduran mahogany with same finish as the Greene and Greene blog frame as well as having ebony details..let me know which one is best..RegardsDAN added TWO more..
Hi… Beginning a new project and have the concept drawn in SketchUp. SketchUp is great by the. I enjoy the design phase of a project and have done a lot of pencil drawings with T-Square and ruler. Once I decided to spend the time to learn SketchUp I was surprised how quickly I could produce meaningful 3-d drawings. Anyways, a pair of bedside tables to match some of the design elements of our simple sleigh bed. Hence the shape of the legs. A small drawer with a bottom shelf seeme...
Here in southern california we are experiencing the unusual phenomenon of water falling from the sky. Now, I grew up in the Northeast so a little rain never bothered me but these days it does. Since I started becoming a little more serious about woodworking I have been reading A LOT of books and websites on how to set up a shop. One of the main things that I read was that you really shouldn’t store your wood directly on concrete because it can absorb moisture from the concrete. We...
I work for a company that creates (extrudes) plastic lumber and builds outdoor furniture from it. We also sell lumber directly to consumers, however I personally am fascinated by our plastic lumber and I really want some good ideas of what to make out of it… Here’s its benefits and or options available:...Pro’s: -Extremely Durable but not rigid-endures sun / rain / salt water/ -is made from recycled products and is itself infinitely recyclable (ok, so that’s an...
I’ve been thinking lately about benches, as the lady wants one for the back entryway for our house. The initial concept was to build a large organizer-style bench complete with coat-hooks, storage under the seat, storage above the coat-hooks, etc. But she’s not too big on having something very large in that space, so we’ve decided that the best thing would be to have a very simple, vintage-looking bench and a separate matching hanger board attached to the wall. She show...
I recently got a new couch in my apartment and now I’ve been looking for an idea as to how I could make a useful and nice-looking end tablemagazine rack/ and possibly a laptop table as well… (even a cupholder would be handy, ;-))I sketched around a little and came up with this… the long base for stability, the slotted tabletop platform more or less for decoration…I’m a little worried that the joinery might not hold up to a lot of abuse or a laptop though…....
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