Bedside Table – Design Plans

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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. ...

Jon Peters Art & Home

Jon Peters Art & Home

Hi, I’m Jon Peters and I’m a professional artist and craftsman specializing in hand made furniture and custom commissioned artwork.

ART Projects

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...

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...

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...

Bathroom and Painting by Olaf Hoppe

Hey Jon! Your projects are great and I like your style. The paintings and also the woodworking projects. So I have build our bath in the similar design as your bathroom vanity cabinet. Thanks for all your Videos and go on. Best greetings from...

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