Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – March 9, 2018

Hitting the waterfall table hard this week by cutting and joining the waterfall joint.

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Captain’s bed by Matt

I built a captains bed for my 3 year old daughter. The wood is red oak, and was harvested from our yard. We cut the trees down and had a local sawyer with a portable mill come to our house and mill on site.
The headboard and footboard are constructed with biscuit joints. They are attached to the bed frame with 3/8 threaded inserts and bolts, so the drawers can be easily switched around.
Drawers are 23.5 x 34 in for nice storage.
Legs/posts were salvaged from the pith cuts in the milling process.
The drawer fronts and face are all constructed from the same board for continuous grain flow.
Finished with early American stain, oil poly, and paste wax.
Great memories constructing this bed with my dad.

Marble Track by Geoffrey

I was recently commissioned to make a marble track for a friend’s grandchildren as a Christmas gift. It took around 5-6 hours total, but it turned out very pretty. It was the first time I had ever made anything with splines, so that was a fun skill to learn. I had some oak laying around that used to be part of a cabinet, and a piece of Babinga that I got from my father in law, so I was able to upcycle the wood to a new project.

Sofa Table by Mike

About 6 ½ inch top, 60 inches long.  A few firsts on this one: first through tenon, holding bottom stretcher in place.  First half-blind dovetails, holding top rails together to keep them from bowing.  Red oak, finished with Arm-R-Seal, first time using.  Really enjoyed it.  More photos on my Instagram page: mikehessphotography.

Appalachian Morning by Julie

My dad and I made this art after a shop mishap. We were trying to resaw a board and the board wasn’t lined up well. When I saw the piece it reminded me of the Appalachian Mountains. So I had to make this. We’ve taken to calling it “Appalachian Morning.”

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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