Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Sept 6, 2016

Woodworking in America is coming up, the saw carriage is rolling and the farmhouse table is done!

Woodworking in America:

Thursday night meet up:

Wood Talk/WIA Meetup 9/15 @5pm at Moerlein Lager House at

Finishes I used on the Farmhouse Table

Epifanes Matte:


Viewer Projects

Live Edge Bench by Blake

I have a good friend who gathers fallen trees, mills them and air dries them. He then makes furniture and other architectural things from them, a lot in the style of George Nakashima. He is currently sitting on 10,000 bd ft,  half two years air dried and mostly walnut and cherry.   I asked him to bring me some of his offcuts to help me get started in the shop. From what he gave me I made a live edge bench from walnut with a piece of birdseye maple for the trestle as an accent. I made this for the sun room in  my daughter’s home she is currently renovating.  I delivered this to her home here in Connecticut last night. The wood came from the Annapolis Md area.

Side Table by Dan

Here’s a side table I completed this spring. It’s my second furniture piece ever, and was a request from my girlfriend to complete our newly-remodeled guest bedroom. It was made using rough sawn silver maple which was milled locally here in PA.  Joinery is all dowels. The design was my own, with a rough mockup modeled in Sketchup on a Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon I was applying finish. Not too shabby!

Additional Photos:

Coffee Table by Steve

The attached pictures are for a coffee table I made as a wedding gift for a friend. The entire table is made from scrap strips I reclaimed from the back of my hardwood. I was inspired by your picture bringing your secretary back to its roots so I took mine as close as I could get!


DVD Case/Stand by Caleb

Made out of recycled red oak that were used for doors of a cabinet and it was made using only hand tools

Submit your viewer project: Email me pictures and a description of your project and I’ll feature your project on the show.

First video from Spareroom Woodworking

Home Addition & Renovation

Upper Cabinets and Range Hood Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation.  Today I am going to be working on this wall. It needs some upper cabinets and the surround for

2 Responses

  1. Hey Matt,

    Looks like you’re doing great! WWIA, and a wonderful picnic table on a great patio. And a big motor to play with. LOL! Take care!

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