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 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 […]
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.
In this video I build a simple Corner Desk for a flight simulator for my dad’s birthday this year. My dad is a pilot and my brothers and sister chipped in on the flight simulator for his gift. I didn’t plan on making a video of this project but I did shoot a little whenI first started and […]
This is Part 1 of a 3-4 part series on renovating a room. One of the most important things to think about when starting a home renovation project like this is how to work comfortably. There is a section of the sunroom that has a cathedral ceiling so I’m building a small scaffolding system. I found […]
Here’s a simple woodworking project that you can do at home with just a few tools and basic materials.
Learn how to build a cabinet base and install the TV lift mechanism. Watch how to frame and finish the cabinet base with molding and the tools and woodworking tips you’ll need for your project. This project is sponsored by TVLiftCabinet.com: http://www.tvliftcabinet.com/lift-mechanism See below for Design Plans and also some additional photos of […]
I made these guitar hangers out of black walnut. It’s a pretty simple DIY project easily completed in one weekend. These guitar hangers are designed for my son’s Yamaha acoustic guitars but the measurements could easily be adjusted to fit most guitars simply by changing the width of the back piece. This is one of those projects where it’s good […]
Here’s the video and design plans to make a wood frame to house an exercise mirror and chalkboard. The mirror and chalkboard unit will go into the exercise room I’m building for my kids and you’ll see the tools and tips needed to do this project yourself. Design Plans
Here’s a video showing you how to make a ping pong paddle and ball holder. The backing is made of Teak and Holly plywood and it’s framed in a Cherry and Sapele wood spine frame. See below for the cut list and design plans. This piece is available for sale on my store at this link: Ping Pong Paddle […]
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 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 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.
Here a video showing the tools, tips and design plans to build this small outdoor storage cabinet and bar. Plus, there’s a link to my online art gallery if interested in purchasing any of my artwork. Here are the design plans and cut list: Some additional photos and links to my ebay store and online […]
Learn to use veneer to build these two modern end tables that were inspired by the American furniture designer Donald Judd. This video is sponsored by Oakwood Veneer and you can find great products and how-to tips for using veneer on their website and YouTube channel (links below). Here are the design plans that you can print […]
Learn how to build and install an outdoor pull up bar using some basic materials and poured concrete. Here’s a how-to video and the materials list is attached below that so you can build your own.