Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 16, 2018

Got most of the finish applied to the upper case and finish prepped and got one coat onto the lower case. I also started breaking down and prepping the stock for the backboards and drawer bottoms.

Arm-r-Seal Semi Gloss:



Viewer Projects

Card Catalog Coffee Table by Jacob

I made a coffee table out of an old library card catalog rack that my mom was able to snag from the elementary school where she works when they were renovating the library.  I rebuilt the drawer interiors and added legs and a table top, all made from some very old reclaimed pallet wood that I milled (first project with my new planer!).  I’m unsure of the species of the pallet boards because of some unique figuring and dark black streaks caused from an iron oxide phenolic reaction due to the pallet nails and brackets.  I think it may be mahogany, but have had others suggest that it might be jatoba, blackwood or some kind of oak.

Full build guide up on Instructables:

Keepsake Box by Tau

I made the attached keepsake box using sapele and Maple and finished it with spray lacquer.

Conference Table by Alex

It is 96×48”. The top is made out of 1 1/2 thick soft maple with a cherry stain. Sprayed with polycrilic. The base is made out of 2” square tubing.

Barnwood Projects by Mark

I tear down old barns here in East Tennessee where MOONSHINE was prevalent many decades ago. THE BARNS THAT THE SHINERS HELD THEIR CACHE OF SHINE IN, IS THE VERY WOOD I use! I have found pounds of lead and pumpkin balls, and nails in this wood. I’m very careful to use a detector on the wood before use. Because the Revenuers would shoot through the barn to destroy their spirits.

Medicine Cabinet made from White Oak, Poplar and Red Oak. Mortised hinged. The front is an old sash window with hand blown glass. Second is a wall mount secretary made from heart pine and poplar and the back is white Oak. The last piece is hand planed White Oak Desk with old closet flanges and cast iron legs, 2 drawers made of heart pine. All the wood came from multiple barns that I took down.

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

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