Cherry Wall Mirror

We have a couple of mirrors around the house, one of which I built. However, I wanted to build a mirror for the entryway of our home. I found some plans in a Woodsmith magazine article. The plans called for making the mirror out of Red Oak, but I chose Cherry. I think Cherry is […]

Blanket Chest

My wife had an old cedar-lined chest for storing blankets and other things. I decided to build a Blanket Chest. I used plans out of an issue of Woodsmith Magazine. These guys make some of the best woodworking plans available. The Blanket Chest is designed to be Craftsman Style furniture. I know most Craftsman furniture […]

Adirondack Chairs

I happened to see some plans for Adirondack Chairs on the Rockler website recently. I liked the look of them, so I thought I would make a pair for my wife and myself. I didn’t want to use standard big box store cedar so I bought some “tight knot” cedar at a lumber yard. It […]

End Grain Cutting Board

I had been watching some videos on how to make an end grain cutting board and decided to make one for my Niece. The video I ended up using was from the Wood Whisperer website. It is pretty thorough which makes this project not too difficult. I chose Hard Rock Maple and Purpleheart for the […]

Keepsake Box

Needless to say, I followed Incra’s instructions and did several practice cuts of junk wood before trying the box joints for real. This project was a reminder that working on small items is difficult. You just have to slow down, take your time and do some practice cuts along the way. Speaking of the wood […]

Walnut Tray

A while back I was on a flight to California with my wife. As is my usual practice, I was reading a Woodsmith magazine enroute. I was reading an article on building a Walnut Tray. My wife saw it and said, “I want one”! That was the impetus for this project. To make this work […]

Our Wal Mirror

A while back I came across some wall mirror plans from Woodsmith. Finally decided to make the mirror. I wanted to do something different (I use a lot of oak for my projects) so I bought some African Mahogany. That stuff is expensive!! But, it is totally beautiful. I started where I always start by […]

Shop Cart

I found these plans for this shop cart at after watching the video on their TV show. It is pretty handy to have in the shop for a little extra table space and the table saw extenders. I used it recently to rip some long boards on my table saw and the extenders (on […]

Farmhouse Table

A friend from my work asked me to help him build a Farmhouse Table. He had gotten plans from the Internet and forwarded them to me for review. The plans called for making the table out of Douglas Fir, your basic construction lumber. My friend and I went to the local big box store and […]


My shop is housed in my garage. I live in Colorado and the winters here can be pretty cold at times. When it is super cold I just don’t do any woodworking in my shop, it’s too nasty out there. Yes, I have a heater, but sometimes the cold overcomes the heater. Enter my workbench […]