I answer your questions to the Modern Bookcase Build in this video and refer to the design plans and cut list so you can follow along. There are tips on lumber choice, applying veneer, molding, sanding, and finishing.
I designed a small bookcase for my art books. Many of my books are oversized and do not fit in standard shelves. The height of this cabinet is 12′ and the depth is 11 3/4″ . Here’s the video and materials list for this project:
Learn how to make wooden display panels with shelves for displaying artwork, pictures or other items in your home, office or shop. These panels will be used to display the wood cut prints that will be featured at the upcoming Pop Up Art show on December 4th. Here’s the video and some pictures of […]
Learn how to make bead molding to trim out the fan cabinet in the shop. I’ll use the painted fan cabinet door to display your stickers. See below for info on my Dec. 4th, 2015 Pop Up art show and also for the address to send your stickers and to get one of my stickers. […]
Please stop in on Friday, December 4th for a one night only Pop Up Art Show. The show is in a great space in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ and hope to see everyone there. Click on the invite for the details.
Learn how to make a clam rake using both woodworking and welding techniques and watch as we go clamming and cook up the catch back at the barn. Here are some pictures from the clamming flats and of us grilling the clams with some fresh striped bass.
New wood-cut prints were added to the store this week and also some new t-shirt designs in the “Gear” section The designs are from the “Barnyard Series” of images that include the barn, horse, pig and flowers. There’s also the “Cosmic Beekeeper” t-shirt design available and more new products and designs coming. Here’s a […]
Learn to make a flower painting with roofing tar and red paint inspired by the artist Donald Sultan. You can also watch an interview with the artist below and learn more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sultan
Here’s a fun project for Halloween. Learn how to make a witch’s broom with just a few simple items and wood glue and shellac
Here’s a video showing how I pack large works on paper when shipping to a client. It seems like a lot of work, but worth it to protect the art from bending and keep if safe from rain or water. This method should help you when shipping valuable items in flat boxes. Here are some […]
Learn how to build a sofa table bookcase from start to finish and download the design plans and cut list for your project. The bookcase was designed for a client’s home and we chose Sapele wood for the top and base, which has a ton of character. We matched the paint color of the cabinet to […]
Here’s a finishing tip and some product advice to get a nice, clean look to a finished wooden top. The full video for the the sofa table bookcase will be posted on Sunday after the sofa table is delivered to my client.
Learn how to fix a broken wooden shovel handle on the machete shovel or “Zombie Killer” we sharpened and use to clear brush in the yard. Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Tape really provide a strong bond and made for a great fix. Check out Gorilla Glue to find the items included in this video: http://bit.ly/1Gi7nLw
Learn how to make Mouse Guards for winter storage of the beehives to prevent mice from entering. Also, watch as we harvest over 150 pounds of summer and fall honey.
Here’s the first part of the sofa table bookcase project I’m designing and building for a client. I use my Drum Sander and Joiner to mill and join two beautifully grained Sapele Wood boards to make the top of the bookcase table.
I went to the lumber yard today with a client to pick out wood for a sofa table bookcase. I’ll be building this project this week and will have videos and a cut list showing the entire process. Here’s a short video about finding the perfect piece of lumber and a few shots from the […]
Learn about the different angle grinders I use in my shop and art projects. They are great to have and serve a lot of different purposes for wood and metal projects and for polishing. Here are the etched plexiglass paintings mentioned in the video that the buffer is used on:
Here’s a quick fix on a bike seat using Gorilla Tape.
Learn to sharpen and balance lawn mover blades with these simple tips and tools. Gassing Up & Getting Ready for Fall Cleanup Every year I set the height of my mower blades to its lowest setting that makes leaf cleanup much easier. Another tip: When it comes to buying tools always buy the best tool that you […]
Here’s a thank you video for all of your great comments over the years and the plaque I got from YouTube for hitting 100,000 subscribers. Also answers to some of your questions on the French Cleat video. Thanks again for all of your support!