Hi all, here are two images to download and print and a list of all the materials you’ll need to follow along and paint with me. The most important thing when painting is to just relax and have fun. Painting is like anything… the more you do it, the better you get. Material list Matte photo […]
A few weeks ago I winterized the outdoor kitchen. I used my compressor to blow out the waterline and also the drain. I decided to build a simple roof for the cabinet…not so much to protect the cabinet top, but to keep water from collecting in the sink and then freezing. We had a lot […]
Here are the design plans and material list for this bench I designed and built. The bench is modern with a Japanese influence and the leg and brace design make it incredibly strong. I’m confident that the bench can support several hundred pounds…..at least three grown men. I designed and built the bench with my three teenage […]
Learn how to build a simple snowboard storage rack that will hold up to five snowboards. You’ll need only a few pieces of material for this project so it’s easy to do and is a great space saver and organizer. Here’s the video and material list and design plan for the rack.
Learn how to make a wooden piggy bank which is great gift idea. It’s also a great way to practice your woodworking skills and I made my box using dovetails but you can make box joints, butt joints or miter joints. Here’s the video with how-to instructions and the image of the pig that you can […]
In this video, I take an end of season look at the beehives with professional beekeepers Ed and Mary from E&M Gold Beekeepers and get the hives ready for winter. I also review the fall vegetable garden that we planted with the help of the Park Seed Company and discuss plans for the outdoor […]
I make a pair of black walnut tables with hand-cut dovetails for a client and show you how to finish them using Waterlox, which is my go-to finishing product for fine furniture. Check out https://waterlox.com/furniture-jon-peters to learn how to finish your projects with Waterlox.
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I make a steel welding table with a wooden base to sit on top of my outdoor welding storage cabinet. I finish the steel surface with a beeswax finish that will help with rust protection and will also allow for the ground needed to weld. Here’s the how-to video and project photos: To make the […]
Learn how to burn in a beeswax finish on a steel table using a hand torch. The steel work table will be used outside and the beeswax finish acts as a nice rust-inhibitor and it looks really nice. I use the Bernzomatic TS 8000 torch for this project. Here’s the YouTube video and some additional project photos […]
I use scrap steel to make hold down clips for my anvil and show you how to add a nice finish to the anvil using a beeswax finish and a hand torch to burn it in.
Here’s a link to an interesting article from the NYTimes Art Section about the move away from traditional galleries and back into the mainstream where art can be more approachable for viewers…and more affordable to display and sell for artists. Many artists are going “anti-gallery” and are choosing to show their work in more […]
Learn how to build a small outdoor cabinet and storage shed. The cabinet I’m making will store my welding tanks but it’s the ideal size as an outdoor tool shed. Check out the video and project photos below to help with your build. Check out www.THDcard.com/Jon for your project needs 1. I’m building the legs […]
I show you how to repurpose a mid-century modern desk to make it a mobile work table with storage and a rolling base.
Learn how to make custom strip frames for your artwork using five gallon paint sticks. I’ll show you the tools and tips you’ll need to do it yourself.
Learn how to fix a crack in a wooden chair using epoxy and and a dowels as reinforcement. I show you all the tools and tips you’ll need to do this furniture repair project.
Steve Ramsey and Microjig are teaming up again this year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions. To participate, create an animal out of whatever you like and post a pic of it it on the Makers Care website. Get involved in MAKERS CARE 2016 […]
Planking is Perfect Grilling on cedar planks adds a delicate smoky and woodsy flavor to anything you cook and it’s the perfect way to keep salmon super moist, juicy and tender throughout. It’s a fun way to grill too; the smell of smoldering cedar creates a throw-back, outdoorsy feel and the charred planks make for a dramatic presentation every time. […]
I replace an old lamp post and built a new one using leftover Cedar from the outdoor kitchen build and marine plywood for the flat panels, base and top. Learn all the tools and tips you’ll need to do it yourself. Here’s the video and some additional pictures from the project. Please share it and check […]
This is the second part of the outdoor kitchen cabinet build where I finish the top and install the doors. Check out part 1 of this Build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvSCk… Learn how to build an outdoor kitchen cabinet and countertop for a sink. The outdoor kitchen space will go alongside the grill and will be the […]