Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 29, 2016

This week I continued my shop cleaning and organization and I also got a chance to get out into the shop and shoot a few videos.

Shirts, Hats, and Stickers:

Thanks to Dane @ DF Designs for the awesome job on the hats and shirts:

Viewer Projects

Toy Storage Cabinets by Mike

“The toy storage cabinets were needed and I modeled them from an IKEA system where I ordered the bins.  I built two of each style shown.”

Mike’s YouTube Channel:

Video on this project:

Reclaimed Wood Dining  Table by Ben

“I wanted to share some pics of  building a small dining table from reclaimed hardwood from south America. I think it’s eucalyptus that is grown in plantations in Brazil not totally sure. Its really hard and dense.  I needed to build this table because our old table is way to big for our kitchen and our formal dining room is used for our office. For the joinery I used the Pantorouter (awesome anniversary gift from my wife) I have to say building furniture projects with mortise and tenon is very satisfying. I also used the panto router to make some floating tenons to attach the breadboard ends (no pocket holes 🙂 . Here is a few pictures of the build. I was going for the reclaimed/rustic sort of look because my wife and I have four young sons and they beat the hell out of pretty much everything.”

Walnut and Birdseye Maple Dresser by Alex

“I am 17 years old and hope to make a living making furniture like this.  This is my first major wood working project. This dresser is made from black walnut and birds eye maple. The drawers are made from poplar and I used dovetails as  the joinery.( not hand cut I used the porter cable jig I wasn’t experience enough to do hand cut dovetails). The top has an inlay of maple too. ”

Barn Wood Trestle Table by Nick

“I had gotten some barn wood from around the St Louis, MO area and as you can see, it was pretty rough at the beginning.  Shortly after I picked it up, my fiance’s sister had asked me about building a trestle table for her family to fit into their breakfast nook so they wouldn’t constantly hit their knees on the legs of their old table.  She sent me a picture of something she had in mind and I went to work.  I planed down the boards to get to some solid wood, glued up the top, cut tenons for the breadboard ends and got those fitted using a drawboring technique that I learned from watching a couple different people on YouTube, namely Marc The Wood Whisperer and Shannon over at the RenaissanceWW channel.  I also did some double mortise and tenons for the legs.  I cut a couple more mortise and through tenons for the stretcher and snugged everything up with some wedges on the outside.  I finished it with several coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil, that old wood really soaked it up.  I also made a bunch of bottle openers from the wood that was leftover.  The hardest part of the project was driving the 15 hours from St. Louis to Orlando, FL to deliver it.
I also surprised them with a play table for their two daughters that I made as part of the Woodworkers Fighting Cancer campaign.  Not only was it amazing to see the girls loving it, but it meant a lot to me to be able to make a small contribution to cancer research as I lost my brother to lung cancer 2 years ago.
I had several firsts while doing both of those tables.  I had never done mortise and tenons, breadboard ends or using templates to cut out multiple identical parts (the sides of the kids table chairs).  It was a challenge but well worth it in the end.”

Sofa Table Project:


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Blue Spruce Product Tour:

Starrett Combo Squares:

MPLS Make:

The Woodworking Shows:

Video Woodworkers:

Mortise and Tenon Magazine:

Wood Talk Episode 297:

Home Addition & Renovation

Cabinetry and open seating

Welcome back to our home renovation and remodel.  Today, I am hoping to have the island cabinetry built out, as well as getting the leg

Home Addition & Renovation

White Oak Kitchen Island Leg

Welcome back to the shop! I’m continuing on with the white oak island build. Last time I made the end panels for the cabinetry unit,

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