• Making Boxes: Internal Components

    In the last video I started making four boxes that I'll be giving to family for Christmas. I got the box ...

    In the last video I started making four boxes that I'll be giving to family for Christmas. I got the box structure complete and added hinges to two of them. If you want to see that video/article just ...

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  • How to make a wooden box

    Giving a gift that you make typically means more to the person receiving it than if you were to just give ...

    Giving a gift that you make typically means more to the person receiving it than if you were to just give something that you purchased. So in this video I'm making a few gift boxes to give for Christm ...

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  • Making a Custom Chess Board & Box

    Chess is a worldwide game that has no gender, age, or skill restrictions. Anyone can play chess. Anyone c ...

    Chess is a worldwide game that has no gender, age, or skill restrictions. Anyone can play chess. Anyone can play competitively or casually. And with today's technology, anyone can play someone from ac ...

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  • Making A Wheelbarrow

    When we moved into our current home the previous owner left behind an old wheelbarrow. When we first foun ...

    When we moved into our current home the previous owner left behind an old wheelbarrow. When we first found out the owner accepted our offer for the house my wife was actually anxiously hoping that he ...

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  • Pantry / Closet Organizing – Design Process with SketchUp

    I've finally settled on what to do with my pantry. The decision is to not keep it as a pantry but instead ...

    I've finally settled on what to do with my pantry. The decision is to not keep it as a pantry but instead use it as a closet. I also figured I would try to explain my thought process a little more on ...

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  • A Cherry Flag Display Case | Collaboration

    Recently I made a trip back home to Southeast Michigan and while there I swung by Tyler G’s shop. We shot ...

    Recently I made a trip back home to Southeast Michigan and while there I swung by Tyler G’s shop. We shot a quick shop tour video (click here to see it) and also got started on a flag display case tha ...

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  • A Unique Wooden Clock

    Recently I went to Wisconsin to collaborate on a few projects with April Wilkerson and Nick Ferry. From t ...

    Recently I went to Wisconsin to collaborate on a few projects with April Wilkerson and Nick Ferry. From that trip I've already published two projects; The 1 sheet of plywood shop table, and a $16 twin ...

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  • How To Build A Bookcase

    My wife loves to read. I mean, she really loves to read. Not digitally though. She says flipping the page ...

    My wife loves to read. I mean, she really loves to read. Not digitally though. She says flipping the pages and physically holding a book are part of the experience. No Kindle or tablets for her. This ...

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  • Hand Cut Dovetails – Suspended Utensil Shelves

    The number one purpose for the majority of projects I make is to solve a problem or serve a purpose...whi ...

    The number one purpose for the majority of projects I make is to solve a problem or serve a purpose...which isn't really the case with this one. The primary goal for this project was to have some peac ...

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  • Homemade Easel and Chalkboard Frame

    My sister is getting married next month (congrats!!). During her wedding planning she found a picture of ...

    My sister is getting married next month (congrats!!). During her wedding planning she found a picture of an easel with a chalkboard frame on it with the clever saying “Choose a seat not a side. We're ...

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  • Get A Lathe And Have Fun!

    If you've been hanging around for any length of time you've probably heard me talk about getting a wood l ...

    If you've been hanging around for any length of time you've probably heard me talk about getting a wood lathe. I've wanted one for quite some time but never ventured down the path of getting one for o ...

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  • A Rustic or Western Style Picture Frame

    My wife simply isn't into woodworking. That's fine. Everyone has their own hobby. But sometimes when all ...

    My wife simply isn't into woodworking. That's fine. Everyone has their own hobby. But sometimes when all of the stars align and the moon is full my wife actually want's to make something out of wood. ...

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  • Asian Inspired Coat Rack

    Last week a good friend of mine, Jeff Ferguson, visited for a few days. We didn't have anything planned a ...

    Last week a good friend of mine, Jeff Ferguson, visited for a few days. We didn't have anything planned as far as making a video or project prior to his trip but figured it would be fun to knock out a ...

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  • How To Build A Dining Table

    Previously, I completed my dining table top. I wanted to try something different with the top so I went w ...

    Previously, I completed my dining table top. I wanted to try something different with the top so I went with a wedged through mortise and tenon breadboard end. It was a fun joint to make and it turned ...

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  • Wedged Through Mortise And Tenon Sprung Breadboard End

    I sold the previous pine dining table that I made just before moving in to our current home. That made it ...

    I sold the previous pine dining table that I made just before moving in to our current home. That made it one less thing to move and I figured I would just make a better one when the time came. We've ...

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  • Hand Cut Dovetail Hand Tool Tote

    A couple of years ago I vividly recall saying “I'll never get into hand cut dovetails....ever. I simply d ...

    A couple of years ago I vividly recall saying “I'll never get into hand cut dovetails....ever. I simply don't have the patience for it.” I also recall growing up not liking green beans. Now I love gre ...

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  • A Simple Elegant Cabinet

    My wife and I have an L shaped front porch that faces north which means it is always shaded. Perfect for ...

    My wife and I have an L shaped front porch that faces north which means it is always shaded. Perfect for the summer time. And because we live outside of the city it's a nice quiet place to unwind and ...

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  • Mission Style Coat Rack

    There's all kinds of jokes floating around the internet about guys not completing household improvements, ...

    There's all kinds of jokes floating around the internet about guys not completing household improvements, renovations, or projects in a timely manner. I want you to completely forget about all of thos ...

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  • Mortise And Tenon Table

    A simple sofa table has been on my list of stuff to do for quite a while and I'm finally getting around t ...

    A simple sofa table has been on my list of stuff to do for quite a while and I'm finally getting around to making it. I specifically took measurements to put it behind the love seat in my living room ...

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  • A Wedding Gift: Walnut and Sapele Box

    I rarely work with hardwoods anymore. Not that I even did it much to begin with. I'm totally content work ...

    I rarely work with hardwoods anymore. Not that I even did it much to begin with. I'm totally content working with pine and you probably already know this. Not only do I live quite a drive from any pla ...

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  • Easy & Huge 2×10 Stopped Dado Bookcases

    My wife is an avid book reader. Not the digital type though. She says there's something special about act ...

    My wife is an avid book reader. Not the digital type though. She says there's something special about actually feeling the book and manually flipping pages that you don't get with the digital versions ...

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  • Trash To Treasure – BBQ Condiment Tray

    Have I mentioned how awesome my wife is lately? Well, she's awesome. Very awesome. She recently bought he ...

    Have I mentioned how awesome my wife is lately? Well, she's awesome. Very awesome. She recently bought herself an outdoor dinging table and chairs for our back porch as well as a new grill for me. Sin ...

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  • Bamboo Box Joint Spaghetti Box

    A month or so ago some YouTube friends of mine asked me to be part of the 2015 Kitchen Utensil Build Chal ...

    A month or so ago some YouTube friends of mine asked me to be part of the 2015 Kitchen Utensil Build Challenge. Nothing specific and no prizes involved. Just get creative and build something for the k ...

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  • DIY Mobile Stand Up Computer Desk

    I've been wanting to get a computer in the shop for various reasons for the past couple years now. At my ...

    I've been wanting to get a computer in the shop for various reasons for the past couple years now. At my previous residence it wasn't a huge concern because I didn't have a decent wifi signal to sync ...

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  • Jamie And I Make A Jewelry Organizer Cabinet

    My wife has had a jewelry box on my “to make” list for quite some time. The very first woodworking projec ...

    My wife has had a jewelry box on my “to make” list for quite some time. The very first woodworking project I made was a small, simple jewelry box that she's simply outgrown. All of her jewelry just si ...

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  • Plastic Shoe Box Organizer Rack

    This was a last minute project I decided to make for my mother for Christmas. She makes a lot of items wi ...

    This was a last minute project I decided to make for my mother for Christmas. She makes a lot of items with yarn so the objective was to make a storage solution with some plastic containers. While the ...

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  • Build A Bunk Bed

    Since buying our house my wife and I have decided to not purchase any more furniture. If a furniture need ...

    Since buying our house my wife and I have decided to not purchase any more furniture. If a furniture need arises we will (I will) just make what we want instead of buying. Due to the possibility of fa ...

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  • Building A Cottage Style Dog House

    We have three awesome, obedient, and spoiled dogs. And over the years they have all had a mix of indoor l ...

    We have three awesome, obedient, and spoiled dogs. And over the years they have all had a mix of indoor life and outdoor life. In the beginning they were all outside dogs. After my wife and I got marr ...

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  • Easy DIY Window Cornice

    My house has pretty boring windows. A little because of the architecture of the house and a little becaus ...

    My house has pretty boring windows. A little because of the architecture of the house and a little because of the fact that I hate curtains. So we just have 2” wide blinds in all of our windows. All o ...

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  • Making Tongue And Groove Cabinet Doors With A Table Saw

    Recently I made a pair of bathroom vanities for a relative. They were a budget friendly build made from p ...

    Recently I made a pair of bathroom vanities for a relative. They were a budget friendly build made from pine to go in her new-to-her home. It's an older home that they are renovating on a budget. I re ...

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  • How To Make A Half Lap Bar Stool From 2x4s

    It's been a while since I made a pure 2x4 project. The last one I made was my toilet cabinet and it also ...

    It's been a while since I made a pure 2x4 project. The last one I made was my toilet cabinet and it also happens to be my most favorite project that I have made. I think the idea of turning constructi ...

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  • An OSB Experiment: Canvas Drying Box

    My boss enjoys oil painting and I recall her telling me that she normally places a few here and there in ...

    My boss enjoys oil painting and I recall her telling me that she normally places a few here and there in her camper to dry. That doesn't sound like a very safe place considering she has a son and a co ...

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  • Dog Park Mini Shelter

    As many of you already know I am maintenance at an apartment complex for my day job. Most of the time it' ...

    As many of you already know I am maintenance at an apartment complex for my day job. Most of the time it's the same old “they tear em down and I fix em up” stuff so when I get the opportunity to do a ...

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  • Easy Bandsaw Project – Bandsaw Scoops

    I recently found a box mattress and a headboard leaning up against the dumpster on my way to the shop. As ...

    I recently found a box mattress and a headboard leaning up against the dumpster on my way to the shop. As long as it's not actually in the dumpster I'll salvage the wood from it. After ripping the bot ...

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  • 9 Inspirational Homemade Bookends, I Really Like How The Last One Turned Out!

    A few months ago Jack Houweling did some top secret classified behind the scenes collaboration emailing t ...

    A few months ago Jack Houweling did some top secret classified behind the scenes collaboration emailing to ask a few woodworking YouTuber's if we wanted to participate in a collaboration project week. ...

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  • Make A Boot Jack

    If you've been following along with my projects you would have noticed that I've been upgrading the tools ...

    If you've been following along with my projects you would have noticed that I've been upgrading the tools in my shop periodically. Woodworking is a hobby for me that has two very valid sides of the co ...

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  • Bandsaw Box Clock With Hidden Storage

    It's interesting how inspiration hits you. This clock was inspired by a few sources. I have always been a ...

    It's interesting how inspiration hits you. This clock was inspired by a few sources. I have always been a fan of nautical style desktop clocks. Do a quick Google images search and you will see what I' ...

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  • Cracked Bandsaw Box Madness!

    The reason I chose the word madness is because that's exactly what it was...madness. This is one of those ...

    The reason I chose the word madness is because that's exactly what it was...madness. This is one of those projects that require a lot more hand sanding than I would ever want to do again. That being s ...

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  • Huge Dry Erase Board For About $20

    This is a project that I have been wanting to make for a while. I always have random ideas pop into my he ...

    This is a project that I have been wanting to make for a while. I always have random ideas pop into my head while on the computer and never have anything to write it down on. My original intentions we ...

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  • A Beautiful Cabinet From 2x4s

    Have you ever thought about making great pieces of furniture out of regular construction grade 2x4s? If y ...

    Have you ever thought about making great pieces of furniture out of regular construction grade 2x4s? If you have than you probably have also heard most people say that cheap pine 2x4s are junk, they t ...

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  • Pine Pocket Hole Sofa Table

    This was a fun project. It had a few "firsts" for me. This was my first time tapering legs, mortising wit ...

    This was a fun project. It had a few "firsts" for me. This was my first time tapering legs, mortising with a chisel, and the first time I have used floating blocks to secure a top. The project cost $6 ...

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  • Transfer A Printed Image To Wood

    How many of you have given your dad a cheap watch or wallet for fathers day? Well, I have too but this ti ...

    How many of you have given your dad a cheap watch or wallet for fathers day? Well, I have too but this time i wanted to do something different. Sometimes it just means more when you make something ins ...

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  • Easy Pocket Hole Bookcase

    My wife is an avid reader. She spends as much time reading her favorite novels as I do in the shop. Combi ...

    My wife is an avid reader. She spends as much time reading her favorite novels as I do in the shop. Combine the two and you get a bookcase! A bookcase has been on the "honey-do" list for a while and I ...

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  • A Pair Of Bread Boxes

    I made these same bread boxes last Christmas as gifts for family. I was recently asked to make another br ...

    I made these same bread boxes last Christmas as gifts for family. I was recently asked to make another bread box and figured I would make two this time as well. It is one of those easy projects that w ...

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  • Half lap Blanket Chest

    I have built several blanket chests before but they have all been pocket hole construction. And just for ...

    I have built several blanket chests before but they have all been pocket hole construction. And just for the sake of changing things up a bit I decided to change up the design but try to maintain most ...

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  • Contemporary or Traditional? Making a Couple Picture Frames

    Picture frames are awesome. Thats it. Just awesome. It is a single project that can be made into an endle ...

    Picture frames are awesome. Thats it. Just awesome. It is a single project that can be made into an endless amount of different designs. I was recently asked to make two frames by my coworker. She lik ...

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  • Simple Shoji Frame

    This turned out to be a super simple shoji frame as it will only have three main divisions where typicall ...

    This turned out to be a super simple shoji frame as it will only have three main divisions where typically a shoji frame will have several divisions. The person this is going to is into crochet crafts ...

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  • Saw Blade Clock

    This is a perfect addition to any shop! During my loft bed build I somehow destroyed a clock that I had h ...

    This is a perfect addition to any shop! During my loft bed build I somehow destroyed a clock that I had hanging near the door. Apparently they don't make cheepo clocks that are 2x10 friendly. Anyway, ...

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  • $0 Marking Gauge

    This works surprisingly well. I started off just messing around in the shop happened to have these items ...

    This works surprisingly well. I started off just messing around in the shop happened to have these items fairly close on the workbench. I sat for a minute and it dawned on me that I could make an inex ...

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  • Window Frame Picture Frame

    My wife and I received a 3 piece panoramic picture for Christmas. They looked awfully plain just sitting ...

    My wife and I received a 3 piece panoramic picture for Christmas. They looked awfully plain just sitting there. With the image being a wonderful outdoor scene I thought it would be neat if I were in a ...

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