Associate Art Director
Here's a quick project that's great to get started in woodworking. These cutting boards make great gifts and they're fun to make.
How to get the tapered tenon of a socket chisel handle to fit just right.
Our associate art director wraps up his Maloof-style rocker project and gives it a new home
Step-by-step photo essay of a Sam Maloof style rocker project, made from reclaimed chestnut.
The Maloof style chestnut rocker gets shaped.
A few tips for removing nails from reclaimed wood.
The antique wood screw vises are attached and ready to go back to work!
Follow along as an old workbench gets paired up with two antique wood screw vises.
The Weissenborn style, Hawaiian guitar is ready to play.
Specialized clamps attach the top and back, as the guitar starts to take shape.
Carving straight grain spruce for the sound braces.
Follow along for my first Weissenborn style guitar project.
For a small wall cabinet, thinking ahead would have offered all kinds of mounting options.
Hand-hammered copper hides a magnet on a cabinet door pull
Butternut cabinet designed around cut-offs and scraps from a recent project.
A simple design that will last for years
Wood-fired grill cordwood becomes a comfy couch
How to make a quick bar stool out of a solid cherry beam.
A local Cherry tree is sectioned up, and utilized for furniture lumber
7 more short pieces of bamboo, a few lengths of twine, and the shelf is ready to use.
Every woodworking can use more space to store lumber. Follow along for step-by-step instructions on how to build your own one-of-a-kind lumber rack.
Working with bamboo is just plain fun, and fast.
In a pinch, a forstner bit and a reciprocating saw work well to remove waste between pins.
A nice clear pine board turns into a useful bench.
Here's a cool way to keep a cabinet lid open using a piece of sash cord and a scrap of thin wood.
Recycled material keeps the cost down of a recent project, and adds an upgrade to the original design.
A copper rivet and a tiny square of wood make a cool little door pull.
A scrap of wood from a bathroom vanity project, a rock from the yard, and a few coper nails make a great weekend "rock and roll" project.
Here's a fun way to hide a flat screen in a wall. An oil painting with a cherry panel back is attached to a shallow cherry box recessed into the wall. The panel is opened, and held open, by a wooden hinge and held closed by a rare earth magnet.
One of my summer/fall projects is to build a post & beam shed to store lumber and cord wood. The ideal place for the shed was next to the shop to access lumber, but not too far from the house when carrying in firewood.
A simple design utilizing standard under cabinet fluorescent lights.
"A playful design that is not only aesthetically pleasing but functional as well."
The Tech cabinet gets a door, LED lights and final touches.
Part 2 of the Tech Cabinet project covers making the undulating shelves with through-tenons and gluing up the case.
Designing and building an oddball cabinet using weathered barn board and old circuit boards.
Sure, you could spend $75 on a nice leather chisel roll, but if you've got access to some castaway cowhide, why not sew up your own?
OK, so I'm not technically "bending" these dovetails, but I've come up with a quick trick to fool the eye.
Sometimes utility trumps ultimate beauty. Learn how to build a cupboard with a deliberate effort to not clean up machine marks and put it right to work.
Our staffers don't spend all their time just building fine furniture. In this Quick Cuts video blog, associate art director John Tetreault touches on how to build a simple chicken coop.
Sshhh! The details on our upcoming video workshop on a Roubo-style bench are still under wraps.
How a 16 inch diameter cherry burl became a lesson in turning
Black Walnut with Tiger Maple accents. Hand carved rose and vine detail on top molding. Glass shelves and mirror back.
Made from reclaimed Pine floor joists and sub-flooring. Mortise and tenon construction with Chestnut wedges.
Single board top with quarter-sawn grain milled at a water wheel powered sawmill. Birds eye/flamed maple breadboard ends. Dovetailed maple "runners" hold two figured maple lower shelves.
Two board, natural edge locust top with curly/spalted Locust breadboard ends. Spalted Locust single board lower shelf. Fir legs dovetailed into breadboard ends feature a hand-rubbed matte black...
Reclaimed quarter-sawn Oak from an 1800's post & beam barn used for legs. American Chestnut dovetailed skirt. Rock Maple, Locust, Southern Yellow Pine and Chestnut trestle style base with...
Design is reminiscent of an old post & beam barn frame, complete with antique barn pegs used for drawer pulls.
Coffee table made from reclaimed American Chestnut rafters from a 1700's New England home. This piece was a study for a full size dining table of similar design.