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474 Shelves and drawers pt 4

January 15, 20122 Comments

It’s a new year, but we have a little work to finish up from the previous year.  As promised, today’s episode is the wrap up to our “Shelves and drawers” series. In part four we complete the “Shelves and drawers” by building the drawer fronts from solid maple, attaching the bases to each of the […]

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473 Shelves and drawers pt 3

December 19, 20110 Comments

In part three of the “Shelves and drawers” build we tackle the construction of the solid maple bases. All four pieces stand on the same style of base, so except for the lengths of the support beams between the tall shelving units and the short drawer units, we can once again gang up and make […]

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472 Shelves and drawers pt 2

December 12, 20112 Comments

In today’s second episode of the “Shelves and drawers” build we move on to the drawer construction.  Just as we saw with the first episode, large projects can appear complicated but when you take the correct approach they can be completed quickly, easily and more importantly accurately. By ganging similar cuts for each component, you […]

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471 Shelves and drawers pt 1

December 5, 201112 Comments

Today’s show is the first of several episodes covering the construction of a shelving and drawer set.  A good friend of the family approached me about building two tall shelving units and two short units with drawers. All four pieces would stand on top of solid maple bases and the drawer fronts would be solid […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 7

August 10, 20110 Comments

I’ve never owned a dovetailing jig I could brag about. In fact, the last one was my inspiration for learning to hand cut dovetails! But I’ll share a little secret with you (please don’t share it with anyone else), if I found a really good dovetailing jig that had flexibility and ease of use I’d […]

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24″ BORA Wide Track Winner No. 2

July 25, 20115 Comments

We’ve recently teamed up with the great folks over at BORA Wide Track Clamps and as a result each week through the rest of July and all of August we’re giving away a 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp to one lucky winner. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’S WINNER – MATT HARTLEY! If your not Matt, and […]

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BORA Wide Track Winner No. 1

July 18, 20119 Comments

We’ve recently teamed up with the great folks over at BORA Wide Track Clamps and as a result each week through the rest of July and all of August we’re giving away a 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp to one lucky winner. Last week was your first chance to get your name entered in the […]

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New WEEKLY Giveaway with BORA Wide Track Clamps

July 11, 201136 Comments

Starting this week at Matt’s Basement Workshop, and running through the rest of July and all of August, you have a chance each week to win a 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp. The 24″ BORA Wide Track Clamp has been a regular giveaway in our monthly schwag drawing and has been such a hit the […]

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461 Walls of Shelves Pt. 3

June 24, 20119 Comments

Today’s episode starts off with drilling the series of holes on the sides for the adjustable shelves. The key to this task is to get them parallel to the edges of the sides and of course more importantly with each other. To get the job done right I’m using the Veritas Shelf Drilling Jig. It’s […]

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459 Walls of Shelves Pt. 1

June 3, 20112 Comments

Today we’re starting a new build series on the show. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be covering the construction of an entire wall or two of book shelves. This is a repeat client for me and I’m more than happy to fill their house with more of my projects. In fact, the shelves […]

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