MDF – Great for Molding But Not Cabinets

MDF – Great for Molding But Not Cabinets

MDF is a great product to use for crown, base molding and chair rail but I would not recommend using it for building a cabinet. MDF does not have the structural strength of plywood and it doesn’t hold screws as well. MDF also works great for padding furniture...
Wood Rot Repair, Fixing the Barn Door

Wood Rot Repair, Fixing the Barn Door

I noticed some rot at the bottom of the upstairs barn door that needed fixing so I waited until there were at least two dry days in a row in the forecast before starting the project.  Here’s a how to video and description of the project First I dug the rotten...
New YouTube Channel Trailer

New YouTube Channel Trailer

Here’s a new intro video for the Jon Peters Art & Home YouTube Channel.  It’s a little more fast paced and shows a bunch of Jon’s projects over the years.  Hope you enjoy and let us know what you think.  Be on the lookout for our new...

Big News & How To Frame Works Under Glass

Here’s a video announcing the new Jon Peters Art & Home online store where we’ll be selling Jon’s original artwork at affordable prices.   It’s a great way to start collecting so hope you enjoy it.   Also, learn some helpful tips and the...
How to Make a Form & Cast Concrete

How to Make a Form & Cast Concrete

Learn how to make a wooden form to cast a concrete base for a metal sculpture.  You’ll see the tools and tips needed for this project and how to make sure the base is level.   Also, check out the link to another video that talks a little bit about the metal...
Top Bar Beehive Update – May 2015

Top Bar Beehive Update – May 2015

Check out progress on the top bar beehives in this video. They’re looking really good but there is one bar where the comb is growing on both sides.  You’ll see a picture of that below.   Would love any feedback you have about might be going on....
Winter Beehive Update

Winter Beehive Update

Well, unfortunately the bees didn’t survive the winter… kinda sad news for anyone who’s been following the first year of Jon’s top bar beehive project, but it’s also been a great learning experience.  The comments coming in on YouTube...
Clamming & Painting

Clamming & Painting

Earlier in the fall, the kids and I went clamming on the Navesink River.  We had a great time, dug up a nice batch of clams and made linguine and wine clam sauce later that night.  I saved a few of the clam shells and yesterday I used them to to make two still life...

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