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All Projects, by Year
Here is an index of all of my woodworking project articles,
sorted by year.
Projects from 2023:
Not Your Basic Coasters
Start with carefully choosing, sorting, and arranging scrap wood, and end with several sets of stunning coaster sets.
Helical Head Jointer Upgrade
Instead of replacing my jointer, which was otherwise fine; I upgraded
it by replacing the cutter head with a helical cutter head with
replaceable carbide knives.
A wide and comfortable Walnut bench, built using simple construction techniques.
Garage Sports & Toy Organizer
Pack a ton of storage into 24 inches of wall space in your garage
with this modular sports equipment and outdoor toy organizer.
Hexagon Coasters The Easy Way
Hexagons look tricky, but here is a quick and easy way to make them. (And I just wanted to make some cool looking coasters.)
Projects from 2022:
The Cheapest 1x30 Sander
This is the cheapest 1x30 Belt/Strip sander that I could find, in
Ontario, in late 2022. Let's check it out
Never touch pumpkin guts again.
(also, a fun little Halloween craft that can be made with
just a few common power tools)
Closet Mold Fix
A special purpose gizmo to add an air gap at the back of closets to help fight condensation and mold.
A Display Shelf built to look kind of like a haphazard stack of boxes.
A solid Cherry coffee table, with thick legs, two shelves,
and a subtly curved top.
Projects from 2021:
Bed From Construction Lumber
A simple bed, built primarily from 2x construction lumber from the
home centre, assembled with Bed Bolts for easy future disassembly and moving.
For the climber who wants to improve their finger strength.
My first real print from my new 3D printer, which I think demonstrates
what these printers are great at.
Swing Arm Lamp
A wall mounted lamp, featuring a hidden cord channel inside the lamp.
When using a laptop at a desk, a laptop stand really helps with the
viewing and other ergonomics. Here's my simple design.
Osage Orange Bleeds
A story about what I found when I tried using Osage Orange to make Spatulas.
Projects from 2020:
Floating Walnut Shelves
I set out to build some simple triangular shelves, but a spectacular piece of Walnut made it extra special.
Lino Damage Coverup
Extendinging the hardwood threshold to cover up this crack in the
Linoleum. Quick fix delays the need to replace the entire linoleum
Double Picture Frame
Building a Frame Within A Frame requires a bit of extra care but
makes for an interesting project.
Mission End Tables
One Nests under the other! Keep the smaller hidden away until you need it.
1950s Nesting Tables
Inspired by a 65 year old table built by my father, I built a larger
matching one to make a set.
Turning a reclaimed scrap table top into a unique double decker
printer stand for the home office.
Mid Century Modern Tray
Classic and Elegant, and also a great beginner's project. Only FIVE
pieces to put together!
Projects from 2019:
Floor Finish Touch-Up
Those vinyl floor protectors destroyed the finish on our hardwood floor.
Here is how I attempted to fix that mess."
A routed recess, pencil groove, are two unique features.
Comfortable and Classy, these are at home at the beach, festival, or campground
First impressions of this pneumatic stapler -- can it handle
Projects from 2018:
Cherry Finish Test
Checking Oil-Modified Polyurethane with Shellac and Pre-Stain
Conditioner in various combinations.
Installing Bed Bolts
Removing old bent bed frame hardware and replacing with Bed Bolts for a much better
Reclaimed Desk Fan
Take an old computer fan and wrap it in wood and work a little
magic to make this compact reclaimed desk fan!
Making DIY LED Fixtures
Another experiment with LED strip lights. Stud channels and diffusers
give a more soft even light.
Fan Hack Job
I decided to fix it instead of toss it. Beauty was neither the goal
nor the result
A Simple project, excellent for the beginner, which I took up a
notch with some creative finishing. (Plans Available)
Mobile Cafe Cart
A challenging massive half-lap joint was the trickiest part of
this fun project.
It looks simple, but there are a couple tricky bits that help it turn
out the best.
Projects from 2017:
FIXING the tip-out tray
Love this little storage project but should have made my own tray
right from the beginning.
End Grain Coasters
A Random Layout and Contrasting Woods, make these a step
above ordinary coasters.
Van Centre Console
I designed something smaller than the factory console, but it has
more storage, and is more useful!
100 Year Old Barnboard Shelf
Sometimes the story is more interesting than the project: A memento
for a friend, from a piece of their family barn
Easy Build Mission Bench
Designed as a match for the side table, this project is easy to build,
but still has the classy lines of Mission Furniture.
This one comes with a tray that it nests in, and is see through so you
can see the dice tumble!
A desk designed to fit around a treadmill, so you can walk while you work.
A Tip-Out Storage Tray
A simple project to add some storage to the front of any vanity or
kitchen counter in front of the sink.