Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – June 13, 2017

Let’s take a closer look at my recent log acquisition.  Back in the shop, I brought in the lumber for the highboy and applied finish to the porch swing. 

Upcoming Highboy Class


Viewer Projects

Murphy Bed by Brian

I made this with solid and veneer white oak.  The finish is white liming wax.  The drawers are dovetailed solid poplar.
After doing this project I now know why it’s called a Murphy Bed.  Only an Irish man would be crazy enough to make one for his sister-in-law for a really cheap price.

Lamp by Tim

The wood is from pallets. Walnut, poplar, and oak. Broke the pallets down, planed the slats, glued, and then turned.
I was hoping to find an old lamp for the hardware so it would be 100% recycled but I went ahead and bought the hardware.


Watch Box by Ryan

I finished this watch box a few months ago as it was a Christmas gift for my brother-in-law, and I thought it might be worthy of a submission lol. The entire box is made out of walnut that my dad had in the garage attic for many years now. There are 10 watch spaces on top and a ‘hidden’ storage space if you lift the inside box up. The lid is a piece of glass wrapped by walnut so the box acts as a display case as well. And finally the box was finished with Danish Oil.

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Walking Cane by Mark

I made the head out of an African blackwood clarinet bell blank and the mid body is padauk with the majority of the cane turned from Brazilian cherry
For finish i sanded the to 600 and then burnished it with it’s own shavings, and the rest is also sanded to 600 and finished with simple butcher block conditioner
The cane is 34 inches long and the head measures about 3″ across
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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