michelpoirier

Fredericton, NB, CA
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Shaker style dining table

Made of solid Cherry, my own design, sits 4 without extensions, up to 8 with two extensions (not shown on photos).  The legs were inspired from the table shown on the Plesant Hill...

Old garage transformation

We moved to this this older house three years ago.  With it came this old garage.  Somehow I saw some potential in it.  My first project was to built my wife a new...



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Re: UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

I loved his first book. This one, well I must read it...

Re: UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

I would love to learn a few tricks from that book. Please pick my name.

Re: Woods of Arcady

Interesting... my woodworking journey also begun on a balcony at the fourth floor ten years ago. The shop and tools don't make the wood worker. Most furniture built a century ago that we all admire were crafted without the fancy tools we have the luxury to purchase in today's market. As for my journey, I now have a nice, but small, studio with a few basic tools in it, but the real pleasure still in working wood with hand tools on my workbench.
Michel

Re: Old garage transformation

Hi, I've managed to raise the garage by using six hydraulic jacks (5tones). First I ran my reciprocating saw around the building perimeter about 6" above the sill plate. Then slowly raised the building to desired height (it only took one hour to raise). After, I doubled the gaped wall studs with 8' 2x4 studs. The most challenging part was to keep the building aligned with the foundation and sill plate but it all turned out ok at the end.



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