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558 Utensil Drawer Organizer “Forks, spoons and knives…oh my!”

February 5, 20174 Comments

It’s easy to be inspired in the kitchen to make something, and I’m not just referring to food either (okay, maybe I am just a little.) Items for use in the kitchen are popular projects, not only with our spouses but often with family and friends. My wife Samantha has a long list of things […]

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557 The New Workbench is Here!

January 14, 201714 Comments

For years I’ve been saying I was going to build a new workbench for the basement workshop, and after just as many years of not doing it, it’s finally happened! The “design” of the bench is simple, and the dimensions are perfect for a smaller shop like mine considering the goal turned from making a […]

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554 Small bowl for holding stuff

January 4, 201611 Comments

I can’t believe this is happening to me, but I’m getting bit by the turning bug and it’s obvious it’s contagious! Now that my time in the shop is currently less than it use to be, I really want to be able to knock out a project or two from start to finish, and the […]

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553 The Small Pine Cabinet

November 29, 201514 Comments

Who doesn’t need a little more storage space? Whether it’s in the woodshop like me, or anywhere else throughout your living space, small cabinets help to tuck away the clutter and keep things organized. In this episode we’re making a simple, small cabinet from supplies you can easily pick up at just about any home […]

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551 Simple Cabinet Construction Pt 2 – “Face Frames, Doors & More”

September 10, 20152 Comments

In the previous episode of this two part series “550 Simple Cabinet Construction Pt 1” we started the construction on a pair of overhead cabinets for a laundry room. The cabinets are about as simple in design and construction as possible. A box with a face frame and a pair of full-overlay doors to enclose […]

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550 Simple Cabinet Construction Pt 1

August 26, 20151 Comment

Don’t tell my wife, but after all these years of her asking if I’d ever consider building new cabinets for our kitchen I’m finally getting around to doing it. Except they’re not for the kitchen, and they’re not even for our house. Instead, it’s a small build for a client. The good news is Samantha […]

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548 Samantha’s Brunch Table “Woodworking with spouses”

June 18, 20155 Comments

It’s pretty much next to “NEVER” when Samantha wants to work on a woodworking project with me. So when she asks about us building a large table together I didn’t quite jump at the chance at first, I kind of carefully asked some probing questions before I agreed to anything. Don’t get me wrong, if […]

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Platform Bed project plans now available

June 3, 20150 Comments

Once again, thanks to Brian Benham of Benham Design Concepts we now have a full set of detailed plans and drawings so you can build the stylish platform bed featured on the show in 2014. Click on the images below for a sneak preview of the plan. These plans are for building a platform bed, […]

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The Tall Dresser is all wrapped up and ready for action

May 6, 20157 Comments

The 8 Drawer Tall Dresser project is all wrapped up and waiting to be moved into my daughter’s bedroom to finally be put to work. I’ve really enjoyed the entire process and can say, without hesitation, there’s very few things I’d do differently if and when I build another one (and yes there’s a chance […]

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545 Madison’s Dresser Pt 9 “The big reveal”

April 29, 20153 Comments

In today’s episode we wrap-up this epic nine-part series on the construction of the 8 Drawer Tall Dresser for my daughter Madison. It always seems to happen no matter how hard we try to avoid it. As we near the end of a build there are plenty of small (and sometimes significant) details we have […]

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