Refurbished Face Grain Cutting Board

This board was warped and I trimmed it up and put the walnut border around the original pine. I ran it through the thickness planer to make it flat and smooth. After it was all glued together I sanded it thoroughly and added several coats of a combination of beeswax and mineral oil. I realize the grains are opposing each other on the ends but I ‘m hoping the expansion won’t be too much to break the board apart.

This is a redo of the original board because it was run through the dishwasher too many times by one of my family members. I hope it won’t get that treatment this time around.


Pine Cutting Board

Woodworking Efforts Put to Good Use

The folding chairs that I made from a template bought from Jay Bates was joined by the small table made from recycled wood retrieved from a TV cabinet that was replaced by a newer model.  The chairs, a Christmas gift, are made from red oak and actually come completely apart for transportation or storage.

It’s nice seeing things that you make being put to good use, such as these. The photo was taken by my youngest daughter in her backyard.



Bookcase Built Using What I Learned In Online Class

The bookcase is one of the projects I built from plans and a video created by Steve Ramsey. A shout out to Steve. He got me started in woodworking about 5 years ago. He thoroughly explains procedures in his course offerings and videos. He uses tools that are affordable and doesn’t over think his projects. Sometimes I think he goes a little bit too much on the cheap, but overall I really like his work.

Repurposing Old TV Cabinet

My youngest daughter had an old TV cabinet that she recently replaced with a new, more open, sleeker model and gave me the old one to repurpose the wood as I saw fit. The old cabinet had a lot of wood to it, some was solid wood, some was MDF, and some was OSB.

I knew she needed a small end table for her living room so I selected various parts from the old cabinet and built the table pictured below. It was to replace an existing older table and the dimensions were fairly specific. No more than 16 inches tall and about 15 inches square.

All the wood but the banding around the two shelves came from the original cabinet. The banding was from scrap red oak that I trimmed to 1/4 inch and used a multi-beading bit in my router table to give the profile to the top edge.

The legs were a couple of pieces glued together and then tapered on a quickly put together tapering jig for the table saw. A first time for me using a tapering jig or the multi-beading bit profile.

Latest Woodworking Projects

The foot stool above is the first attempt with using any kind of fabric with wood. It is a faux leather that stapled to a piece of thin particle board and glued to the stool.