Update Laundry Room

I recently completed the laundry room project for our house.  I used the same porcelain tile that I used in the half bath and built custom cabinetry for the space.  The countertop is made from Sapele, and the cabinets are painted solid poplar frames and doors.   I added LED undercabinet lighting and build a storage bench for the space.

Half Bath Renovation

I finally got around to remodeling the half bath at our house.  The walls were covered in wall paper and didn’t match our style.   I removed the wall paper which was a horrible experience and repaired all the walls.  The floor is a porcelain tile made to look like wood.  I added a few wood touches (mirror and shelf) from the red elm tree we took down in our yard earlier this year.   The toilet is touch-less with a simple pedestal sink.

Wood Radiator Covers

Spent some time over the weekend building a few radiator covers with a friend for his house remodel.  They are constructed of solid pine and have a more classic shaker style.


Custom Wine Racks

I was asked to build a set of custom wine racks to fit a specific location in a clients basement.  The racks were designed in the x-brace style and were constructed from solid pine planks.  It was amazing just how much lumber was required to build the two racks.  In the end I used 108 linear feet of pine 1×12.   I used a palm router to ease round some of the edges and everything is dado fit.   Just some final sanding an this project will be complete.

Saving an Antique Dresser

This dresser was in bad shape when some friends asked if I could help.  The dresser looked great from the outside but the drawers were in horrible shape.  The drawers were not square and in places has worn almost all the way through.   There was no actual drawer hardware and the drawers did not function.   The drawers themselves were not salvageable so I cut off the drawer front and converted it to a front only and attached it to new dovetail poplar drawers with cabinet grade slides.

Dust Collection Has Arrived

One of the more important parts for a wood shop has finally been completed, Dust Collection!   I bought a Jet 2 HP cyclone dust collector from my Father in Law because he needs a bigger one for his shop in MN.  We spent most of the day today running the Plumbing and now all of my major tools are connected.  The system allows multiple tools to run at once.


A Lathe is Added to the Shop

I ran into a deal I could not refuse for a mini lathe.  I picked it up at harbor freight (which I normally avoid) because it has great reviews and is essentially the same lathe as the rockler only much cheaper.  I am going to practice to be able to make any projects in the future that require wood turning and to have a better use for all the small pieces of scrap that I generate.  My first attempt was a bowl made from the left of Sapele from the last projects.  The second bowl is the first project from the red elm in the back yard.


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