For this project I use the Excelsior Mini Lathe from Rockler to duplicate my Purple Heart carving mallet. I really like the weight and feel of this mallet and it works great. I used the mallet to cut the dovetails on the walnut end tables I made a few weeks ago. I’m giving both […]
Here’s the how-to video and additional project photos of the Outdoor Cabinet I build for my friends Ed and Mary. The cabinet will have two purposes: Its main purpose is to be a place for delivery packages to be dropped to stay out of the weather when no one is home. The second purpose is […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 set for the new cooking show. I show you all of the tools, tips and woodworking techniques you need to build an outdoor cabinet like this for your home. […]
Learn how to make a convex frame for a painting I made for a client. I make the frame and show it installed in the client’s house. Learn all of the tools, tips and woodworking techniques you’ll need to make a custom frame.
Learn how to repurpose old cabinets in the shop to make a new outfeed table for my table saw. I’ll show you the tools and techniques to do this woodworking project in your work area. You can use the same process to refinish old cabinets with drawers. Here are the old cabinets from my basement […]
Learn how to hang a door using the SOSS Invisible hinge system. Visit www.soss.com to learn more about SOSS invisible hinges.
Learn how to make a dolly with wheels, which is useful for this project of moving the beehive into a sunnier area and for many other home projects. When moving beehive, you can only move it less than 2 feet a day or more than 2 miles. If you move the hive, let’s say 10 […]
This is the push-stick that I’ve been using for almost three decades to help guide wood through the table saw . I started using this push-stick while working at the Woodworker back in high school. Check out the video on how to make it and here are some images and the stencil that you can print out, […]
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 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…