• Angled Half Lap Three Tier Shelf

    Have you ever set out to make something and then actually end up making something else that is 100% diffe ...

    Have you ever set out to make something and then actually end up making something else that is 100% different and not related to the original plan? That's what happened this week. I wanted to make a n ...

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  • Hard Drive Caddy

    About 6 months ago my friend Jeremy asked if we could make a “catch all” box or a “pocket empty” box. Jus ...

    About 6 months ago my friend Jeremy asked if we could make a “catch all” box or a “pocket empty” box. Just something simple to put on his computer desk to empty his pockets at the end of the day. Beca ...

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  • Two Drawer Dovetail Box

    I'm primarily a problem/solution motivated person. That's also where most of my project ideas come from. ...

    I'm primarily a problem/solution motivated person. That's also where most of my project ideas come from. If I don't have a place to store my clothes then a dresser or chest of drawers sounds like a go ...

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  • PROJECT PLAN – April Wilkerson – Dining Table

    This plan is in collaboration with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com. The project was designed by April an ...

    This plan is in collaboration with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com. The project was designed by April and the plan created by me. The plans are in both imperial and metric units. If you are intereste ...

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  • PROJECT PLAN – April Wilkerson – Ladder Shelf

    This plan is in collaboration with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com. The project was designed by April an ...

    This plan is in collaboration with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com. The project was designed by April and the plan created by me. The plans are in both imperial and metric units. If you are intereste ...

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  • A Hickory Side Table

    When you sign your marriage license you are also signing up for a “honey-do” list. True story. If you're ...

    When you sign your marriage license you are also signing up for a “honey-do” list. True story. If you're anything like me the honey-do list keeps getting bigger and bigger. For one reason or another, ...

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  • The Best Computer Desk Ever?

    I've been through what seems like a dozen computer desk situations over the past couple years. The change ...

    I've been through what seems like a dozen computer desk situations over the past couple years. The change from one to the other was mostly due to wanting a better ergonomic situation. And while most o ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Two Toy Boxes

    A couple toy boxes for my wife’s nephew and cousin’s child. My wife painted the scenes on the lids. MDF b ...

    A couple toy boxes for my wife’s nephew and cousin’s child. My wife painted the scenes on the lids. MDF boxes wrapped in pine. My first tongue and groove joint on the lids with mitered corners. Not a ...

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  • Built in Bunk Bed and “Elf Bunk Beds”

    The customer wanted some built in bunk beds. The first image is of what she called “elf beds”. They are a ...

    The customer wanted some built in bunk beds. The first image is of what she called “elf beds”. They are an odd size so she will be making some custom mattresses for them. The other bed is a built in t ...

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  • Rustic Magazine Rack

    Items needed for a mans bathroom: toilet, toilet paper, magazine rack. Original design is from Popular Wo ...

    Items needed for a mans bathroom: toilet, toilet paper, magazine rack. Original design is from Popular Woodworking. Video and review also made by Marc at Thewoodwhisperer.com. I have debated making a ...

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  • Twin Bunk Beds

    Construction grade lumber (LOTS of sanding). Standard twin size frames. Both ends double as ladders. All ...

    Construction grade lumber (LOTS of sanding). Standard twin size frames. Both ends double as ladders. All slats are 2x material with a relief cut on the bottom to only take up 3/4” on the rail. Solid a ...

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  • Farm Table #3

    L7’ x D32” x H36” Complete pocket hole construction. Laminated legs to 3” x 3”. All construction grade SY ...

    L7’ x D32” x H36” Complete pocket hole construction. Laminated legs to 3” x 3”. All construction grade SYP from local lumber yard. Customer to apply finish. Sketchup file available HERE. ...

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  • Ferret Cage

    My wife wanted a ferret. I wanted to make some sawdust :) We ended up getting two of them. The cage is 5’ ...

    My wife wanted a ferret. I wanted to make some sawdust :) We ended up getting two of them. The cage is 5’ long 6’ tall and 28” deep. The entire bottom is a tray that slides out to the left. [wpfilebas ...

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  • Weekend Wall Shelf with a twist from TheWoodWhisperer

    Taken directly from the WoodWhisperer’s website. Only change is that I am using 2x construction pine and ...

    Taken directly from the WoodWhisperer’s website. Only change is that I am using 2x construction pine and threw some horse shoes. All from one piece of 2×10x10 from Lowes. Anyone can build one of these ...

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  • Horse Shoe Theme Trash Can

    Solid Pine. No plywood. The front and back panels are glue ups of random width boards. The sides are a st ...

    Solid Pine. No plywood. The front and back panels are glue ups of random width boards. The sides are a straight cut of 1×12. First panel glue up without pocket hole screws and I love it! Also, I final ...

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  • Farm Style Table #2

    I liked the last farm table I built so much that I decided to build one for myself. Total Cost $58.27 + 1 ...

    I liked the last farm table I built so much that I decided to build one for myself. Total Cost $58.27 + 10 hours labor. Solid construction grade pine. Amber shellac stain with 5 coats of Polycrylic. 7 ...

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  • Farm Style Table #1

    I built this farm style table this week. Everything was ripped out of left over 2×10 Lowes Top Choice lum ...

    I built this farm style table this week. Everything was ripped out of left over 2×10 Lowes Top Choice lumber from a remodel last year. The last picture shows why I built it. This is for our laundry ro ...

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  • Kitty Litter Cabinet

    I didn't build this per say. I had a oak base cabinet given to me and decided it would be perfect to conc ...

    I didn't build this per say. I had a oak base cabinet given to me and decided it would be perfect to conceal our cat litter. This naturally calms the odor and keeps my pesky dogs out of it. The cabine ...

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