Ever since I was a young man-child I’ve wanted a sliding barn door. But because we relocated across the country for so many years, it just wasn’t worth the ASTRONOMICAL price to get a kit (when they first came to market they were about $300 and UP). Well now that we’ve settled down and prices have…Details
In the final months before my first daughter was born, I designed and built a desk for my wife to play facebook tetris on while she was home on maternity leave. We used to facebook tetris BATTLE and loser would have to pick-up late-night-crazy-pregnant-binge foods at Portillos, IHOP or 7-eleven. I wish I was kidding. Well actually…Details
This past Monday I completed my first LIVE build on @Hometalk’s facebook page. My project that day was to make picture ledges with homemade steel wool and vinegar stain. The broadcast pulled in over 100k views within the first 24hrs- pretty wild! The best part BY FAR was interacting with the viewers in real time. It was…Details
Part two on how to build a farmhouse dining table! In today’s build I make an apron from 1×4’s that will allow the table top to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. The apron build calls for kerfs to allow the use of table top fasteners from Rockler. Later in the video I sharpen…Details
After an unfortunate extended layoff due to CHILDREN (getting me sick), I’m back with some magnetic chalkboard magic. Using 2×3 sheetmetal, 1×4 pine, plywood and Rustoleum chalkboard paint I constructed a magnetic chalkboard to organize the family’s activities in the kitchen command-center. Set your miter saw to 45 degrees and make the following cuts to…Details
Part one of how to build a farmhouse dining table! Today I’ll be joining (7) boards and edge gluing them together to form one big happy wood family (table top).
I’m writing this post for one reason. To ENABLE you to start building your own furniture and decor. Historically, enabling has been painted in terribly negative light, but let’s let this post be an exception to the rule. Building your own furniture and decor is fun, challenging, engaging and (after you acquire some basic tools) cheaper than purchasing from stores.…Details