All posts tagged: Woodworking

Arts and Crafts Side Table Woodworking Plan

Today I launch my sixteenth woodworking plan. This new plan, titled You Can Build the Gustave Side Table details the construction of a side table in a style which I call “Craftsman Lite”. The design blends basic elements found in Arts and Crafts furniture, but some of the classic A & C details are missing. Details like exposed joinery, ebony accents the look of mass and bulk like what you see in Stickley furniture. My home is pretty traditional and something like a full-blown Greene and Greene style table wouldn’t fit the overall style of our home. But a more mild version of Arts and Crafts furniture would. And that is the goal with this design. And this plan will be the first in a long time to be a paid one. If I am going to continue to explore making higher quality plans, I am going to have to start making some money to help pay for the software upgrades I need. I still have fifteen free plans, but new plans going forward will …

Moroubian Tool Cabinet – Completed

I created the first rendering of my new workbench in 2014. For several years, the workbench design was just a thought. Now it is finally completed and it looks great and works great. This week I applied paint and shellac to the tool cabinet for my workbench and tucked it into place and stood back and admired what has been accomplished. After more than three decades of woodworking, I finally have a proper workbench. The tool cabinet was the final piece to this puzzle and now the workbench is finished. Since my last update, I have worked mostly on fitting and attaching the drawer fronts for the front side of the bench. This is simply a process involving a lot of patience as I make repeated trips to the table saw to trim minute amounts of wood from the length and width of each front. These are the same steps taken in my last update, so I won’t repeat it here except to say just like everything with this project, repetition has lead to more …

A Project From the Past Becomes Even More Special

THIS PAST WEEK contained just about every emotion possible. I had a good week at work, my football team won a good game. And my sister Jane visited us staying at our home. But it was an emotional week as well because my family began the process of cleaning out my mom’s home in preparation for selling it. I’ve not shared this on my blog, but my dear mother passed away April 9th. I have a large family – two brothers and two sisters and we have all been at my mother’s home going through her possessions and taking the sentimental things we want. For me, any easy item to put my name on is the book stand you see here. I made it for my mom early in my woodworking life. In those days I signed and numbered my furniture. This is project #5 dated January 5, 1985. I began woodworking in 1983, a time when primitive country furniture was going crazy and such furniture was in all the home decorating magazines. We used …