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End Grain Floor #14: Leviathan Part 3

05-25-2012 03:36 PM by Nate Meadows | 24 comments »

Hmm, where was I…O yes. The red material had arrived and so I laid it all out on the table to decide which one would go into the eye. There was Redwood burl, Amboyna Burl, Red Mallee Burl, Roble Burl, Red Swirl Resin, and Red Sea Coral. I chose the Red Sea Coral not just because of its color but because it came from the sea and I am sentimental, I thought it would be cool to have it in the “SEA Monster” :) It was a bit disappointing because when I sanded it flu...

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Outdoor Furniture #7: Some Assembly Required...

05-25-2012 06:32 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

I spent today assembling two chairs and the settee from the parts that I had cut yesterday. I was really in the grove today. Even more neighbors stopped by to check out the chairs. One of them asked so many questions, that I suspect he is on the board of my HOA and was trying to find out if I was operating a furniture building business out of my garage. I’m really happy with how chair #2 & #3 turned out. They are so identical, that even I have a hard time telling which one I ...

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Outdoor Furniture #6: Adirondack Assembly Line Continued

05-24-2012 04:46 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

Today I spent the morning looking for enough wood to finish my Adirondack patio set. I went to two Lowes stores and pretty much cleaned them out of 1×3 Douglas Fir decking boards which is what I’m using for my seat slats and most of my back slats (I use one 1×4 for the middle back slat on the single chairs and 2 1×4s and 1 1×6 on the settee). The actual width of 2 3/8” is perfect and I just have to cut them to length. The problem is that there is never eno...

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Intarsia Basics #5: Welcome back, Let's Start Adding Spacers and Shaping Our Pieces

05-24-2012 03:01 AM by KoryK | 11 comments »

Thanks for joining in again and I apologize for the delay. Hand is doing a lot better and it feels great to be back in the shop. Thanks for your patience and your encouragement to get better. In this section we will focus on shaping and sanding our pieces. In my opinion, this is the most important part of the process. Depth is what makes a piece really stand out and the more depth you use in your project the better you’re going to like the end result. We have all seen intarsia pieces...

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Outdoor Furniture #5: Adirondack Assembly Line

05-23-2012 05:11 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

Well, I have one finished Adirondack Chair now. It’s nice and heavy. No danger of this one blowing into my pool no matter how much wind we get here. Here it is during the priming/painting process. And another. Here is the completed chair and the legs for two more chairs and the matching settee. I stopped by our local specialty lumber yard today just to look around and see if I could find a better deal on the Douglas Fir 1×3 and 1×6 lumber that I need ...

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Outdoor Furniture #4: Adirondack Chair - End of Day Three and It's Ready for Paint!

05-21-2012 04:54 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

I’m pretty psyched about this chair. I was able to get it completely assembled and I even filled all the exposed screw holes tonight. I’ll be ready to prime and paint after a quick touch up with the sander first thing in the morning. I can’t wait to be sitting in this chair by my pool tomorrow evening. Here’s a view from the rear showing those beefy 2×8 legs. I think the arched back looks great. I’m a pro with the jigsaw after this build. Now ...

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Outdoor Furniture #3: Adirondack Chair - Major Progress

05-21-2012 12:49 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

The Adirondack Chair project is really starting to come together. Yesterday, I got all of the straight pieces to make one complete chair cut to size and then I ran out of Douglas Fir lumber. My “Totally Awesome” daughter, Lila (age 10) surprised me by making a sandwich and delivering it to the garage when she thought I could use a break. She even used fresh picked ingredients from my garden on the sandwich! It’s nice to have daughters who like to take care of the O...

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Outdoor Furniture #1: First Time Building An Adirondak Chair

05-18-2012 09:02 PM by Retsof | 0 comments »

My old patio set has seen better days. It was a pretty inexpensive set that I picked up when we lived in Phoenix fourteen years ago, so I guess I got my money’s worth out of it. Anything that last fourteen years in the Phoenix and Las Vegas sun is pretty amazing. :) I looked into the cost of replacing the slings on four chairs and a chaise lounge and I’m not sure it’s worth doing. Since I have the time and the tools, this is the perfect opportunity to take a crack at bu...

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Kitchen Cabinets #1: Lower shells complete.

05-17-2012 04:06 PM by Philip "Pip" Storm | 3 comments »

As part of our kitchen remodel I’m taking on building the cabinets. We are modeling these off of a set at a local big box store. Here’s some pics just after I attached the face frames. They are ready for a finish and then install. Sorry about the picture quality. I was using my ipod. Should have better pics as I get them over to the house. I’ve yet to build a 18” cabinet because it will be my “wild card” cabinet. A section of these cabin...

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First Blog - New Desk for a College Student

05-16-2012 04:53 AM by MT_Stringer | 0 comments »

This is my first blog, so be gentle. My nephew is graduating high school in a few weeks and I got inspired to make him a present instead of giving money or buying something cheesy. :-) My inspiration came from a desk I used while staying overnight at a hotel. Below is a pic of the table with my laptop sitting on it. It is approx 22×36 inches with straight legs that have the corners chamfered at 45 deg. After taking a closer look, I thought to myself…I can make that.Here i...

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