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How To Design Trim & Molding For Your Home – FREE DESIGN PLANS

Building a model for a trim and molding project is a great way to see what the molding will look like before it's installed and understand how...

Recent Projects

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  ...

How to Cut a Nylon Belt or Strap – Quick Tip

Use a hand torch to heat the sharp edge of a metal pry bar or heavy duty scraper to make a clean cut in a nylon belt or strap.   Using the heated metal edge seals and cuts the nylon in one shot.   You can use the same technique to cut and seal...

How to Build Plywood Drawers With Screws

In this video, I show you how to make cabinet drawers using screws for the queen sized storage I've been working on.   I show you how to properly measure for drawers to be sure you get the right fit. Once you measure and cut all the parts of the drawers, I lay out the...

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...

Famous British “Colorist” Howard Hodgkin: 1932-2017

Howard Hodgkin: 'Once I stop painting, they should start measuring my coffin' Well known British artist and abstract "colorist" Howard Hodgkin, considered one of the most important artists of his generation, passed away in London on March 9th, 2017.  Like many art...

Working with Quality Plywood – Where To Find Garnica

I'm gluing up dividers for the Queen size storage bed which is my next furniture project on YouTube and am using 3/4" Garnica Plywood for the build.  I've used their poplar core plywood before and have to say it's a pleasure to work with and really makes a...

Simple Clamp Rack & How & Why to Make Extra Long Clamps

Learn how to make this simple clamp storage rack today for the extra long clamps I made a few months ago. The extra long clamps really come in handy when gluing up large projects, like last year's outdoor kitchen...

Simple Sheetrock Repair -How to Make a Blow Out Patch

This is a great way to repair a hole in Sheetrock. When I was taught, we called it a blow out patch but they are also known as an Elephant patch, California patch, Hot patch, Soul patch, Newfie patch, Butterfly patch and just a Patch. All the same thing with one thing...

How To Mount, Frame & Present Your Artwork – Works on Paper

Here's a how-to video and step-by-step photo guide showing how to mount a work on paper, make a frame, and finish the frame with gold leafing.  The result is a finished piece of artwork that's ready to hang on the wall, which makes selling artwork a lot easier and...

Deep Snow & Big Surf – Winter Surfing Monmouth Beach NJ 1 / 8 / 2017

A few weeks ago we had a snowstorm on a Saturday with big waves Sunday. I shot this video of my son Jack and few other guys at Monmouth Beach, NJ.   Air temperature was 16 degrees and the water was 42. I shot the video and Jack edited it. Here's the video and few...

Some News & Schedule for Sponsored Build Projects

Here's an update video on some upcoming events and sponsored furniture projects that I have lined up over the next few months. I'll be starting with a room renovation project where I'll be removing old trim and making and replacing it with new trim and painting the...

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...

What’s Killing Most of the Bees? Probably the Varroa Mite

My friends Ed and Mary from E&M Gold beekeepers stopped by a few weeks ago to treat the beehives with oxalic acid or wood bleach.  In this bee update,  Ed visits the barn and talks about the the invasive Varroa mite and how and why he uses oxalic acid to treat the...

Build an Outdoor Drop off Cabinet & Generator Shed

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....

Paint by Numbers – 1-15-17

Hi all,  here's the how -to painting video and 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...

Making a Cover to Winterize the Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

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...

Build a Modern Bench – Free Design Plans

https://youtu.be/OCfw9NR-7iI 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...

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 plan  for...

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 and the...

Black Walnut Tables – A Fine Furniture Build

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...

Mountain Khakis – Holiday Promotion $10 off $50 – Dec. 1st-8th

Here's a special Holiday Promo code from Mountain Khakis....I wear their gear and it's really comfortable and durable.   Visit MountainKhakis.com  Enter Promo Code MKART&HOME16                   Offer valid today through Thursday, December 8th, 2016 using promo code...

How To Make A Welding Table

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...

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ART Projects

Make Tiny Painting & Build Walnut Frame

This is a tiny oil painting inspired by a walk through Hartshorne Woods.  The frame is made from American black walnut and finished with a hand rubbed shellac and wax finish. https://youtu.be/zKNaHxT6IeU This painting is at auction. All proceeds from this auction...

Make a Solar Wax Melter for Beeswax

Learn how to make a solar wax melter to melt beeswax that was comes from the beehive.   The wax will be used to make encaustic paint for my art projects and I might also use the melted beeswax to make wood finishing oils for furniture.   Learn all the tools and tips...

Make a Small Study Before you Make a Big Painting

This is a short proposal video. It will give the client a good idea of what a painting will look like when it's scaled up. This is the first step when I work on commissioned paintings:  I make a small study to give the client an idea for a full scale painting and then...

Paint By Numbers – Still Life with Rose of Sharon

The painting made in this video is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald house. Click the link to bid http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/122080940715?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT This is a fun and easy way to start painting. The focus is on...

Auction to benefit Make-a-Wish, Landscape Painting in Fast Forward

This painting is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click on the link to bid on this painting.   https://youtu.be/J_ogfrI46BE About the painting. I went on a walk this morning to Huber Woods park in NJ. This is the view looking...

How I Sell My Artwork – Digital Installation

I explain my digital installation process for artwork in this video  and how I work with clients and interior designers to create and install custom artwork.   I show you how I make and frame a painting that was  digitally installed and approved by the client.  In...

Old New England Post and Beam Barn

I took a road trip up to Sheffield, Massachusetts in the Berkshires to meet with my long time friend and the well known painter Francis Cunningham. We looked at his classic New England post and beam barn and talked about the old tools he's collected and why they are...

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