Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Nov 3 2017

On the highboy this week, I routed the profile for the gooseneck moldings in less time than it took me to route the moldings for the secretary desk.  The cyclone is mostly assembled after hanging out with a friend in the shop.

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Viewer Projects

Oak Hutch by Wesley

I just finished up one of the largest projects that I have ever done! This is a hutch that I built for my grandma for her office. It towers just over 7 feet! The whole thing took me about a month to complete. It was a whole lot of fun and I definitely learned a ton of great information from the project.

The entire project is made of red oak. Everything is solid wood except for the side panels and the back. All of the trim pieces are solid wood. I built the lower cabinet separate from the upper shelves. The base has two cabinet doors. These doors are something that I am really proud of. They are raised panels with a groove for the rails and styles to sit in. The joinery was a LOT of fun, and it was a great challenge. The frame that the cabinet doors were hung on was composed with mortise and tenons. The top of the base is 4/4 stock that was glued on edge to make up the width.

The majority of the upper part was from ¾ plywood. The trim pieces, molding, and the shelves themselves were all from solid wood. The shelves have pins that go into the sides which allows them to be adjusted up and down. The arched piece was joined to the skinny trim pieces with a shallow mortise and tenon. The hardest part of this project was tackling the crown molding pieces at the very top. I actually took three common router bits and ran three skinny boards through. I then glued the three together to give the illusion of a really fancy profile bit. I then cut a 45 and glued them to the top. It looks amazing! The entire piece was stained with General Finishes Pecan Stain. Though the stain color was not my first choice, I had to match it to the existing cabinets in my grandma’s office. I then applied several coats of General finishes Arm-R-Seal sanding in between coats.

Coffee Table by Jake

My name is Jake, and I’m 17. I just finished this coffee table this summer, made from a highly figured walnut slab, hard maple, and padauk for bowties. The base has dowel reinforced half laps that I cut by hand, and hand cut the bowties. I used Danish oil for the finish, and this is the first piece of furniture I’ve made.

@handmadebyhanson, and an Etsy store, JakesMakesCo.

Meat Cutting Board by Sean

Short story is we have a meat cutting board and a vege cutting board, so use raw meat on meat board and everything else on the other.  Inlaws were having difficulty with this concept so I tried to make something that would make it more obvious.  Any ideas for a vege one?  Pallet Mahogany & Beech.

Stained Glass Lidded Box by Terry

The longer sides are curley maple and the box ends are oak. Trim at the bttom and the lid frame are curley birch. Hand made legs, lift tab and the trim around the top are walnut. The legs are doweled into the box with 1/4″ oak dowels. The lid pivots on two 1/8″ brass pins.
I created the stained glass as well. The splines are walnut dove tails.

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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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