Jon Peters Art & Home

Build & Paint a Small Cocktail Table – Design Plans

The design for this small cube-shaped cocktail table was inspired by the German-American artist Josef Albers who was famous for his use of geometric...

Recent Projects

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...

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 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...

How To Burn in a Beeswax Finish on a Steel Table

Learn how to burn in a beeswax finish on a steel table using a hand torch. The steel work table will be used outside and the beeswax finish acts as a nice rust-inhibitor and it looks really nice.  I use the Bernzomatic TS 8000 torch for this project.  Here's the...

Steel Anvil Hold Down Clips – Make, Forge & Weld

I use scrap steel to make hold down clips for my anvil and show you how to add a nice finish to the anvil using a beeswax finish and a hand torch to burn it in.  https://youtu.be/qauYmwbJvcM...

The “Slow Art Movement” – Making Art More Approachable

Here's a link to an interesting article from the NYTimes Art Section about the move away from traditional galleries and back into the mainstream where art can be more approachable for viewers...and more affordable to display and sell for artists.    Many artists are...

Build A Small Tool Shed – Welding Tank Storage Cabinet

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.  https://youtu.be/NjbE05dmxvg...

Rotating Painting – Dog and Horse

Steve Ramsey and Microjig are teaming up again this year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions. To participate, create an animal out of whatever you like and post a pic of it it on the...

Cedar Planked Salmon with Prosciutto Wrapped Asaparagus Bundles

Planking is Perfect Grilling on cedar planks adds a delicate smoky and woodsy flavor to anything you cook and it's the perfect way to keep salmon super moist, juicy and tender throughout.  It's a fun way to grill too; the smell of smoldering cedar creates a...

How To Build a Lamp Post

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...

How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

This is the second part of the outdoor kitchen cabinet build where I finish the top and install the doors.   Check out part 1 of this Build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvSCk... Learn how to build an outdoor kitchen cabinet and countertop for a sink. The outdoor...

Table Saw Crosscut Sled – Easy to Make & BIG!

Learn how to make a large crosscut sled for the table saw. I use Baltic Birch plywood, Poplar, and Maple in this build. https://youtu.be/7lNHJ5OpfdU Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Ho... Instagram: http://instagram.com/jpartandhome/ Ebay Store:...

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden – Sponsored by Park Seed

I change over the summer vegetable garden, clean and prepare the raised bed, and plant a nice selection of fall vegetable seeds include lettuces, carrots, turnips and radishes. This video is sponsored by Park Seed which is one of America's oldest and largest...

Build an Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet & Countertop with Sink

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...

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ART Projects

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...

The Last Step on This Big Painting – Triptych

I show you how I finish the large triptych painting of Dogwood flowers I'm making for a client. Learn the tips and techniques and paint used. Acrylic Paint used: http://amzn.to/22HoBXS...

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