• 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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  • How To Make A 2 Player Chinese Checkers Game Box

    My wife and I are addicted to board games. We play at least one board game per day. Generally it is SORRY ...

    My wife and I are addicted to board games. We play at least one board game per day. Generally it is SORRY but we have been known to wear out a Chinese Checkers set or two. After a random google images ...

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  • Making A Mallet From A Junk Headboard

    It's been about a month now since I found a mattress and headboard leaning against a dumpster and decided ...

    It's been about a month now since I found a mattress and headboard leaning against a dumpster and decided to snag them for the wood. You might be surprised at how much good wood can be found everywher ...

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  • Good Wood Is Everwhere! (not just in pallets!)

    As I started woodworking I quickly found that I could only afford cheap construction grade pine at local ...

    As I started woodworking I quickly found that I could only afford cheap construction grade pine at local home centers to work with. Buying nice hardwoods was out of the question. I suppose that has so ...

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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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  • Pallet Wood Bookends

    If you ask a bunch of people to make the same project you're probably going to get different results. Whi ...

    If you ask a bunch of people to make the same project you're probably going to get different results. Which is a good thing. It's because everyone sees things differently. Some people prefer more orga ...

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  • Cabinets To Cracked Bandsawn Jewelry Box

    This is another cabinet salvage project. After dismantling the face frames from another kitchen remodel I ...

    This is another cabinet salvage project. After dismantling the face frames from another kitchen remodel I was left with quite a bit of usable poplar. I normally just throw together a quick cutting boa ...

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  • Cabinets to Cutting Boards

    Reclaim, reuse, and repurpose seem to be the themes in a lot of woodworking projects. It also happens to ...

    Reclaim, reuse, and repurpose seem to be the themes in a lot of woodworking projects. It also happens to be how I got into woodworking. I don't like the notion of spending money on hardwoods when we c ...

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  • Pallet Table – 100% Re-Purpose

    I have recently made several projects for a local business here in Starkville. The Mississippi Modern Hom ...

    I have recently made several projects for a local business here in Starkville. The Mississippi Modern Homestead Center is a great business focused on getting back to the basics of living and self suff ...

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  • Video: High Yield Pallet Dismantling

    Pallets are everywhere. Use the wood to make your next project. With an upcoming pallet build it was a gr ...

    Pallets are everywhere. Use the wood to make your next project. With an upcoming pallet build it was a great time to try a few different methods. Just don't try to take them apart with a hammer and cr ...

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  • Trash to Treasure – Salt and Pepper Shakers #2

    These were made by cutting up more scraps from the previous Trash to Treasure projects. Right before this ...

    These were made by cutting up more scraps from the previous Trash to Treasure projects. Right before this project I made two salt and pepper shaker sets out of maple and walnut and maple and poplar. M ...

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  • Trash to Treasure – Trivets

    This was another one of those "just trying to use up some scraps" project. I made these the next night af ...

    This was another one of those "just trying to use up some scraps" project. I made these the next night after making my DIY kerfmaker and table saw jointing jig. Both jigs made this build possible. The ...

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  • Entertainment Center to Router Table

    Treasures are hidden everywhere! This was a low profile media center that someone left behind to go rot a ...

    Treasures are hidden everywhere! This was a low profile media center that someone left behind to go rot away in our local landfill. Because it is all particle board I thought it was a trash piece unti ...

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  • Headboard to Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Walnut reclaimed from a sofa. Green poplar reclaimed from a mattress. Maple reclaimed from a headboard. I ...

    Walnut reclaimed from a sofa. Green poplar reclaimed from a mattress. Maple reclaimed from a headboard. Its a shame that all this beautiful wood was headed to the dump. Free wood is all around us. Her ...

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  • Loveseat to Cutting Board

    This started out as a blue love seat that I salvaged from the dumpster. I don't always cut up my finds. I ...

    This started out as a blue love seat that I salvaged from the dumpster. I don't always cut up my finds. If they are decent enough for putting in a home I will take them to the local Salvation Army or ...

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  • Mattress to Cutting Board

    Treasures are hidden everywhere. Sofas, mattress frames, and headboards all have nice looking hardwoods. ...

    Treasures are hidden everywhere. Sofas, mattress frames, and headboards all have nice looking hardwoods. What started out as a box mattress is now this cutting board. Not much to say so I'll let the p ...

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  • Reclaimed Cutting Boards

    I salvaged the wood from some kitchen cabinets that were going in the trash for the poplar board and used ...

    I salvaged the wood from some kitchen cabinets that were going in the trash for the poplar board and used an old sofa for the other. I was left with this odd size 7.5×17 x 1.25. Ill call it a bread sl ...

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  • Cutting Board #3

    I found another sofa next to a dumpster waiting to be picked up. I happened to have a sledge, prybar, and ...

    I found another sofa next to a dumpster waiting to be picked up. I happened to have a sledge, prybar, and a utility knife in the truck so I started to dismantle it. To my surprise I found some beautif ...

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