This was more about experimenting with dyes than it was about making drawer fronts, but here’s how it turned out.
We have this IKEA (go ahead and judge me, I don’t care) setup in a little maker space room of our house. A few months ago I put a custom Ash counter on it, and I recently completed the drawers + fronts.
I really wanted specific dimensions of drawers for quick access to small parts, so custom drawers became the answer.
Wood: Poplar. Dyes: TransTint and TransFast. Finish: DW Shellac, Deft Lacquer (gloss), Deft Lacquer (satin)
Continue reading Dyed Poplar Drawer Fronts w/ Airbrushed Vignetting
There’s one thing I can’t stand: that unused wall space where a door opens. The next few home projects involve reclaiming some of that space. In our house, a few spaces (such as this one) have 9 inches of depth…and 9″ is plenty for some bookshelves.
Continue reading Open Shelving for Unused Space Behind Door
Recently, the folks at LumberJocks convinced me to make my own carbide lathe chisels rather than buying them premade. (to save $110 per chisel)
Here’s how that went down:
Continue reading DIY Carbide Lathe Chisels
I sawed a green Walnut log in half on my bandsaw, cut it to a circle, and my little lathe was too small to turn it with the tool rest on.
Now, when it comes to woodturning, I’m a newbie. However, I watched 3 Tim Yoder woodturning videos that week and was feeling invincible!
Continue reading Big Bowl, Small Lathe
In late 2014, I had the opportunity to build a kitchen island for our basement. I considered it a big challenge and learning opportunity (and reason to justify new shop tools), so I built it from the ground up.
Continue reading Basement Island
A family member almost ordered some Lazy Susans from the local BORG, but I intercepted the project since it presented some challenges I had not yet faced. This was a
time-consuming mistake worthwhile learning experience.
The requirements were: 3 18.5″ Lazy Susans with a lip that extends upward to prevent things from sliding off (I guess they plan on spinning them super fast?)
Continue reading Custom Lazy Susans
Table + Chairs for our kids.
This is the first piece of furniture I built with “real” wood using actual woodworking techniques such as panel glue-ups, attention to wood movement, and lots of mortises and tenons. You will not find any metal in the joinery of the table or chairs.
Continue reading Kids Table and Chairs
Here’s a coat rack I built for our entryway a couple of years ago. Continue reading Coat Rack