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All Projects, by Year
Here is an index of all of my woodworking project articles,
sorted by year.
Projects from 2021:
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.
Projects from 2016:
Noisy Push Toy
An Intricate Heirloom that will be cherished for years -- and makes a
bit of a racket. (Plans Available)
T8 vs T8 LEDs
Comparing some new plug-and-play T8 LED bulbs to regular fluorescent
Tool Bag Organizer
A simple and easy-to-build wooden insert to bring order to your
It's Not A Cutting Board! (But it does use a lot of similar
Canoe Paddle Rack
A simple little project to bring some order to your camping supplies
Build this popular European outdoor game in a weekend.
Basic Bike Rack
A few basic tools and some construction lumber are all you need to build
Build a slender umbrella holder that is thin enough to hide
between the door and the wall
Torx VS Robertson
First Impressions: Can the Torx Screw provide competition for the mighty
Simple Shop Vac Fix
It sounded like it was about to break, but the fix turned out to be
easy. Don't be afraid to take things apart!
Projects from 2015:
Worst job in my shop
A quick simple shop tip to make this as painless as possible.
(Still the worst job!)
Fan Fix Hack
It was a broken fan, but we can rebuild it! It's a total hack
job, but who cares?
Exotic Red Nightsand
Maple and African Padauk come together in this shaker-styled bedside
cabinet. Yes, the colour is all-natural!
Writing Desk in a Weekend
Quick, Simple,and Elegant -- A Shaker Style writing desk designed and
built in just a few days. No one needs to know you used plywood to speed
Take an ordinary birdhouse and redesign it to resemble the Rebel
Alliance X-Wing fighter.
Building some fun stands to hold your headphones.
A fun and creative father+son project
Cedar Strip Canoe
Finished: LARGE six-part photo album documenting the building
of a cedar strip canoe.
Disc Sander Build
An experiment in building a disc sander from a surplus
furnace motor and other free/scrap parts.
Projects from 2014:
Office Side Table
Building a long and narrow table for an office.
I'm keeping this one quick and simple!
On the design and building of a top for a craft table -- mostly about
working through different design challenges.
Built ANOTHER cajon, and this time put it on video.
This is a thin-walled cajon for a different sound.
TV Gear Cabinet
A solid pine cabinet designed to hold all your home
Drawer Storage/Pencil Tray
Simple project to build an organizer/pencil tray for a modern office
desk, using reclaimed office chairs for wood!
Build a rolling cart to fit some storage under the bottom end of your
Canoe Build: 1
Part one of a LARGE photo album documenting the building of a
cedar strip canoe.
A Modular Mobile Workstation for your Tablesaw that does NOT require
you to dismantle or modify your saw, and adds tons of storage to your shop.
A photo album of several different side grain cutting boards.
Building a Cajon - a Box Drum.