Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Dec 7, 2015

A new viewer projects segment featuring a wedding arch from Keith and a bookmatched and live edge walnut corner shelf from Joe.  Work continues on the sofa table.  This week I finished making the panels for the subtop and shelves and worked on selecting and rough prepping the leg stock.  I also started on the trim for our family room.  I pulled, planed, and rough sized the boards that I will be using to create the base boards. I selected my longest cherry boards (10′) to minimize the number of seams in the final install.

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Keith’s Wedding Arch

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Joe’s Corner Shelf

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Chair Kits

Chair Kit Style 6 Assembly Instructions

Order Chair Kits here: What You’ll Need Sander with 120, 180, and 220 grit Sandpaper Router 5/16″ or greater roundover bit (for the front of

Post Frame Barn Build

So Many Purlins

Welcome back to the build!  Last time we got all the trusses flown in, and this time, I’m going to go to purlin purgatory. I’m

Post Frame Barn Build

Setting the Trusses

Welcome back to the build!  Yesterday we got those two trusses up there, and today we’re to continue on with making a building. We have

2 Responses

  1. Hi Matt,

    I really love watching all your videos and totally get why Marc choose you to be his first outside instructor for the guild. I bought the class as soon as I found out you would be teaching it.
    I have a small lumber mill and have milled a few logs but, living in the high desert of southern California makes it a little more difficult to find downed trees and I haven’t found a great hardwood supplier in my area so, I was wondering if you, or Bell Forest would be offering “kits” for the sofa table project. I’m sure you’re a little too busy with the build, floor trim, not too mention watching your son, to mill a bunch of kits but, it would be great if folks in my position could purchase the rough kits.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work,

    1. Thank you Terry! I appreciate that!

      I believe that Bell Forest will be providing a kit for the build. I’d love to offer a kit as well but won’t be able to offer a kit in walnut for a while (I’m totally out) but I could provide a kit in cherry. I’ll see how things progress. I really enjoy the lumber selection process so putting together kits would allow me to build multiple tables without actually building them in a sense.

      Thanks again Terry,

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