Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – May 24, 2016

 Another fun week.  I returned to the log pile and grabbed another large log, visited a lumber yard for the first time, and got all of the baseboard installed.

Toronto Meetup

May 28, 2016 @ 6pm

Duke of York, Lower level: /

39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON

Also in attendance:





Youngblood Lumber:

Viewer Projects

Tv Stand by Tom

I just finished up for a client who was looking for a TV Stand to place a 55″ flat screen TV on. Current they have this larger projection style TV that will be replaced (See Picture). To maintain the same height of TV they wanted this cabinet to be right at 20″ tall. Also, currently they have two side self units that stores their electronic components. These existing cabinets will butt up against my cabinet.
The overall size of this unit is 20″ tall x 15″ deep x 52″ long. Material selected is 3/4″ veneer red oak plywood with solid red oak face frame, drawer fronts, doors and top. Shelves on each end are adjustable up and down. The center drawers have soft close slides. The capacity of drawers will accommodate all forms of media even VHS tapes.
The lumber was purchased at a local saw mill. I purchased (3) Red Oak rough sawn 4/4 x 10″ x 8′ pieces. Total cost was $30. Figures about $1.50 per board foot. I think a mistake made?? Anyway after I started to plane each piece, I was surprised to see that one of the three pieces was quarter sawn. So I used that piece as drawer fronts, doors and bread board ends on top. Actually the reason for the bread board ends was I had cut length a bit short. Emoji I purchased the plywood from Lowes.
Finish is Minwax Satin Polyurethane I applied using my Earlex HV5500 HVLP spayer. (Love that thing). I applied three coats with sanding a between.
The tools I have is an old Mark V shopsmith that not very good, a 6″ bench style jointer and 12″ benchtop plane.
I designed this project in Sketchup. The plans are available FREE to anyone. Go this link to download.

Dining Table by Callum

It has to be around 200KG. Its 2.6metres long and 1.1metres wide haha it was a case of ‘Go big or go home’ lol


Nakashima Table by Sean

This Nakashima table is made out of cherry and finished with a coat of boiled linseed oil followed by a few coats of a garnet shellac.

I documented the build in this video:

Bed Side Table by Christian

It’s a laminated 40mm thick oak bed side table , not the fancy-est but I’m only 14 and it was my first piece of furniture ( made with 30 biscuit joints and weighs a lot )


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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