Design Plans

Briggs & Stratton Q6500 Generator Review & Giveaway – Paint Can Cabinet & Design Plans

https://youtu.be/O3VGIKkMTE0 Here’s a how-to video on building a paint can storage cabinet with free design plans.   Also, learn about the new Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower™ Series Inverter Generator which is designed to be more than 60% quieter than standard...

How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet – Free Step by Step Plans

Here's the video along with complete design plans for the the TV Lift Cabinet.  This project features the Whisper Lift II  TV lift mechanism from Touchstone Home Products and it's the most sturdy, quiet and easy to install lift  I've used.  Also, see below for a list...

Flower Box Planter -Design Plans

Here are the design plans for the flower box planter.  Click on the images and drag them to your desktop to print.  This flower box planter was inspired from a recent trip to the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. It's a great place for woodworkers to visit and...

Build a Sofa Table Bookcase – Shortened Version & Design Plans

Here's a new shortened video version of a sofa table bookcase I built for a client.  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 the trim color...

Build A Storage Bed – Design Plans

Here’s a step by step guide to making a queen-sized storage bed with  drawers.  Download the complete design plans and cut list here and please be sure to check out my sponsors who made this project possible. Click Here for Complete Project Cut List & Design Plans...

A Few Cabinet Building Basics

I talk about some of the basics of cabinet making in this video along with the tools and supplies you'll need to make a project go smoothly.  The first thing I like to do is to make a full-sized drawing of the cabinet or piece of furniture I'm building which allows...

Make a Wooden Mallet- Fun Lathe Project

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...

Design & Build a Modern Bench

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...

How To Build a Snowboard Storage Rack – Plans

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...

Make a Piggy Bank – Great Holiday Gift Idea

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...

Push-Stick for Table Saw – Design Pattern

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...

Build a Surfboard Rack – Design Plans

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....

How To Build A Corner Desk for a Flight Simulator – DESIGN PLANS

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...

Build a Small Scaffold – Design Plans

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...

How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet – Design Plans

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:...

Make Guitar Hangers with Solid Black Walnut

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...

Make a Custom Ping Pong Paddle & Ball Holder – 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...

Build A Small Modern Bookcase – Design Plans

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: https://youtu.be/43BpdiyKhmo  ...

Build A Sofa Table Bookcase – Complete Design Plans

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...

Next Week’s Project, My Drum Sander & Sapele Mahogany Top Build

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. https://youtu.be/pMW1MmPuFPM

Build a Small Outdoor Cabinet w/ Design Plans

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2bYVKU2mTQ Here are the design...

How To Build Modern End Tables – Design Plans

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...

How to Build a Pull Up Bar

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. https://youtu.be/G_b4-32yNX0      

How To Build a Double Sided Chop Saw Cabinet – Part 1

Here's a how to video and design plans for building a double sided chop saw cabinet.  You can print out the design plans and cut list for your project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XY8KMtezxg   Here's the Cabinet Cut List that you can download and...

How To Build a Bedside Table – Mid Century Modern Nightstand

Here's a video showing how to build a bedside table to go along with the bed I made with storage underneath.  This is designed as a Mid Century Modern Nightstand. The design plans and material list are below so you can build along with me.   Click this link to learn...

Build a Top Bar Beehive – Part 2

Here's Part 2 of the Top Bar Beehive build....check out the video and the design plans below.  The roof is attached to the new hive and the project is completed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9gelnChIig...

How to Build a Top Bar Beehive – Part 1 with Design Plans

Here's a how to video on building a new top bar beehive using thermally treated poplar. You can also print the complete design plans, and parts list which is posted below to build your own hive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6klnaM68XMk       Here are...

Paint by Numbers, a fun way to try painting for beginners.

Painting by numbers is a great way to learn how to paint. It's really fun and you can print out the image here on either regular paper or heavier stock and use it as a guide.  Give it a shot and be sure to send your painting to us or share it on facebook. We use the...

How to make – build a clothesline

This video shows how to build a clothesline with a material list below.   It's a pretty simple project, and the hardest part is digging the holes for the post....

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