Tag Archives: furniture

Baby Chair

The idea for this project came from my brother-in-law. Making child size furniture is quick, easy, and a good way to use up a few scrap pieces of wood. Making the chair was the easy part. Making the chair safe … Continue reading

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Philco Transistor Radio Hacked into Smart Phone Speakers

For a number of years a 1942 Philco transistor radio was stored by a family member due to its assumed significance to a family friend. When it turned out that the radio was not historically important, and had been bought … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Bed

This project describes the fabrication of a bed frame for a queen sized bed. The plans were based on the famous Anna White farmhouse bed (plans), which were in turn a knock off of the Create and Barrel farmhouse bed. … Continue reading

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Standing Herb Garden

This post describes a standing herb garden that I built. It was inspired by a combination of a 2×4 workbench and a raised garden bed made of cedar fence planks. Essentially the project is a large planter box placed on … Continue reading

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Craftsman Style Mantle Clock

Issue number 199 of Woodsmith magazine featured a craftsman style mantle clock that was the perfect project for practicing a number of woodworking techniques on a relatively small scale project.

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Refinishing the Family Dresser Set

This project documents the process of refinishing a clothes dresser. As purchased, circa 1948, these dressers were stained, and at some point in the 70’s were painted over. Therefore the refinishing process included stripping the paint, sanding down the bare wood, staining, … Continue reading

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Glider Chair Clean Up

While on one of my morning walks, I discovered a glider chair sitting on the side of the road destined for the garbage truck. The chair was filthy, but the glider was very smooth and robust. I have long been … Continue reading

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Finished Country Style End Table

A while back I posted photos for the unfinished country style end table that I had built. With the help of Lucy, the table has been crackle painted and clear coated. In case you are unfamiliar with crackle paint, like I was, … Continue reading

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Unfinished Country Style End Table

The first major project that I set out to complete on my new table saw was an end table built out of 1×4’s and baulistrades. A very creative friend of ours was the inspiration for this project. The inspiration for … Continue reading

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