Learn how to build a simple surfboard rack using 2 x 4’s and 1 1/8th” dowels that you can find at your local home store. Here are the design plans and materials list for this easy to make project. https://youtu.be/Fyx74VGCkac
Learn how to build a deck using Ipe wood and all the tools and techniques you’ll need for this project. The new deck will be used to house the new Coyote grill and cabinets that will be part of an outdoor kitchen. I show you how to split a water line to run water to […]
Use a long, wide piece of lumber to extend your work table to help when working with longer boards that need to be measured and cut. It’s a really simple tip that makes the perfect extension table and you can use an off-cut piece of lumber as your extension.
I built a deer and “critter fence” around the stand up planter to keep the deer and other animals out of the vegetable garden. We have a lot of deer in the yard and so far, so good with the garden. The summer vegetables are starting to pop. I designed this so you can access […]
I’ll be building a small outdoor kitchen with a grill, storage cabinets, a food prep station and a sink for cleaning and cooking. I’m getting the yard ready by grinding out a stump and prepping the deck area to add an extension for the grill. I’ll be installing a Coyote Grill which will be really […]
I spent this week with my brothers working on my Dad’s boat, keeping our minds and hands busy. In mid February my dad was diagnosed with stage four-pancreatic cancer. Last Saturday he went into the hospital and came home on Monday night to be with his family for his last days. He put up a […]
Learn how to build a stand up garden planter box using just a few tools. The design plans and materials list are shown below.
This is Part 2 of the Miter Saw Station Build. In this video I focus mainly on the drawers. Although I would not suggest this drawer design for fine furniture, it works great for shop furniture and cabinet builds and I’ve been building drawers like this for years. Learns the tools, tips and techniques you’ll need […]
I finally got a new Miter saw, The Bosch CM10GD 10” Dual-Bevel Glide Saw. It’s a great saw and now I’m going to build it into a miter saw station with storage cabinets. This project is sponsored by Garnica Plywood… check out this video to see how the plywood is made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BOUV…
Here’s and easy how-to tip…. This is a quick jig that I needed today to make my new miter saw cabinet.
This painting is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click on the link to bid on this painting. About the painting. I went on a walk this morning to Huber Woods park in NJ. This is the view looking south over the Navesink River. The painting is oil on […]
I finally got a new Miter saw, The Bosch CM10GD 10” Dual-Bevel Glide Saw. It’s a great saw right out of the box, but just to customize it a bit I’m adding a Zero Clearance Insert. Bosch CM10GD 10-Inch Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw, 15-Amp
I explain my digital installation process for artwork in this video and how I work with clients and interior designers to create and install custom artwork. I show you how I make and frame a painting that was digitally installed and approved by the client. In this triptych painting, I make a gold leaf […]
Learn how to make and install custom shoe molding to finish my sunroom renovation project. I make the show molding out of poplar and use the router to make the cut.
This is the local surfing spot the boys and I go to in Sea Bright, New Jersey. One or two shots are from my phone and Michael’s GoPro, other than that it was shot with the new Canon 80D camera. I ended up buying the 80D Costco bundle and the camera came with two batteries, a […]
I took a road trip up to Sheffield, Massachusetts in the Berkshires to meet with my long time friend and the well known painter Francis Cunningham. We looked at his classic New England post and beam barn and talked about the old tools he’s collected and why they are often the subject of his paintings. Here’s the […]
I refinish a piece of furniture I made almost 20 years ago out of Purpleheart. The original finish was Waterlox and I use it again in this video to refurbish the table. Also, let me know thoughts on building a new coffee table that is seen at the beginning of the video and what wood […]
I picked up my bees today at From The Garden in Freehold, New Jersey. While I was there Drew noticed the indoor observation beehive was about to swarm. Here’s the video of the swarm: If you live in the area it’s worth a visit or check them out online at www.fromthegarden.com for local raw honey and […]
Here’s a Q&A on the trim project where I answer your questions about the trim and chair rail design. Also, let me know your recommendations on a new Chop Saw.
Learn how to design and install chair rail with flat panel wainscoting and all the tips, tools and techniques you’ll need to do the job in your home. Click on the link to learn more about the Leica Laser Level I used to get a level line all around the room. It’s a great tool […]