Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – June 20, 2017

This week I finished up the bed swing, milled up the 4/4 stock for the highboy, and collected a new urban log.

The Highboy Project


More information on my Houston Visit

Viewer Projects

Changing Table by Eric

Here I have a black walnut and hard maple change table.  The white shelving is painted MDF. It went together using mortise and tenon joints as well as half lap joints.

Cradle by Roger

Another Cremona style cradle is complete and now comes with with slats! We aren’t too big a fan of spindles as our kids arms always seemed to fall in between them on a previous cradle so I went with slats on your design.

Float Frames by Garry

I’m more of a weekend explorer and photographer but I’ve been trying to build my own frames as of late and these are two of my first three attempts-based largely on designs by Jon Peters. The stain went sideways on one and at looks like I’ll have to sand it down and try again. But I’ve attached photos of the other two.
The bridge photo is 16×32 and painted poplar. The butterfly shot is 12×12 and “select” pine with a white pickling stain. I shot these photos of them out at the same bridge as the framed photo. I mounted the prints on braced panels and I knew that would be overkill for these small prints but they’re prototypes really. And while they’re riddled with errors too numerous to mention, I learned a lot and look forward to giving it another go soon.
Instagram @treadwearphoto

Shaker Table by Donnie

I’m 17 years old this is my figured walnut shaker table that i recently made. I was given this wood by my uncle and boy is it pretty. The table is put together with mortise and tenons and the drawer is half blind dovetails with a solid wood bottom. This project was my first try at inlay and also half blind dovetails. I am super proud of this project.
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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