Walnut Live Edge Bench

3 weeks to the day and I’m officially done my first piece of live edge furniture. Since my last post, the majority of the time has been on endless coats of finish on all the pieces. I also still had a fair amount of work on the top to clean up any of the imperfections….

Living On The Edge

So, I’ve stepped into a different realm of woodworking now and it has completely taken a hold of me. Live edge pieces have always been such a huge goal of mine to eventually get too. Whenever I was at the wood stores I would always admire the big slabs of wood, the only problem was…

One For The Candy Junkies

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a candy junkie. Unfortunately this has also been passed onto my first born child. One thing I’ve seen a lot of floating around the internet is a candy dispenser using a mason jar. I thought this would be a good in between project and I had some cool…

Tripod Table – Part 2

Another project wrapping up this week. After building the test legs that were in the previous post, I went out and got some 1 3/4 maple that I wanted to use for the final product. The pine I used in the first post was a little too yellow for the top and it really would’ve…

Walnut and Hickory Entry Table – Part 3

Wow, can’t believe it’s been 2 months to the day since the last update on this project. Over the Christmas holidays I was side tracked by all sorts of other projects in the shop. I got some new goodies from Lee Valley so ended up veering off and building new things and slowly neglecting this…

Finally, A Dining Room Table – Part 4

Well, almost a year in the making and the table is finally complete! I didn’t want to follow the exact look of the table that I was originally tasked to build because I knew this style would more suit my wife’s tastes and according to her, I was right! So here you go miss, your…

Are You Not Entertained?

Well here is officially my first post of work I did for a customer. I had someone ask me to make a sign for their restaurant, unfortunately the restaurant wasn’t doing so well at the time so they weren’t able to continue on with the project. I did this with a good friend of mine who…

Muskoka Bound

Well it’s a little ridiculous that I’m posting the chairs I built in the summer on Christmas Eve. I wanted to wait to get a final picture of the chairs on my front porch but I just kept forgetting to snap a good picture. Now that it’s so miserable outside, it could be a while…

Hanging On

So in our new home we don’t have the best front door situation when it comes to hanging up our coats. The “hallway” closet is actually much further down the hallway from the front door so coats were getting thrown everywhere. My wife found a couple nice examples and I went to work. Here is…

Wayne Scott?

To quote a line from Marge on The Simpsons: “I read an article about wainscotting at the tire store. Did you know it’s not named after someone named Wayne Scott?” So this was something I wanted to do since the second I walked in the door of our new house. Our front room is really…

And Now For Something Completely Different

  Well this is one more for my wife and although this wasn’t entirely up my alley it ended up being a fairly simple and cool project once it was done. This was another case of my wife desperately wanting to ditch the Ikea bedroom and grow up a little. Queue up a new headboard…

A Coffee Table For My Wife – Part 2

If you ask my wife what I do in the garage you’ll probably get a standard response of “well, nothing for the house”. I am happy to say I finally finished a piece that is for the house and my wife couldn’t be happier how it turned out. The project wasn’t terribly difficult but it…