I've built a variety of furniture projects over the years.
“Refined” Stump Table
I know, I know, using the words refined and stump table together is kinda strange. But I didn’t want a round hunk of a log with the bark peeled off just sitting on the floor as a side table. This one from Wayfair is selling for $499.00 and you can even make monthly payments if you wish!! Who buys this stuff.
Upholstering Bar Stools for the Kitchen
Today I am going to show you what not to do when upholstering a stool. You’re welcome. We have these two stools at the island in the kitchen and thinking back we have had them for at least 25 years. And for about 15 of those years we weren’t even using them. Not sure why we hung on to them, nothing special. Just your regular bar stools. Here is what they looked like just a few days ago.
Working With What Ya Got…Table Makeover
Several years ago, Jim built this hall table. It has been moved around in several different locations but has landed here and is a perfect fit for this wall. Actually it was pretty cheerful and we happily lived with it for 6 or 7 years. While I enjoyed the color, it was time for a change.
Building a Twisty Table
Ever see something and say, “I can build that”. Yeah, we do the same thing. Which reminds me, I’m quitting Pinterest. I recently saw a small twisty table which was awesome and thought it would be a fun EASY project. Not fun, and definitely not easy. Challenging comes to mind. But really, how hard could it be? This is the picture from Pinterest.
Live Edge Floating Shelves
The weather this weekend meant working on indoor projects. So we decided to cross floating shelves off our list. A while back we picked out two live edge pine boards for this project. They had some drying to do since the kiln isn’t up and running yet.
Lamp #2 with glass base.
Back again with lamp 2.0. This time we worked on making a glass lamp which was where the shape came from for the plywood lamp. We already had the glass bottle on hand, it had a rope handle which I really liked but not for a lamp, so first we removed the handle.
Plywood lamp base
This was our first time building a wooden lamp base and it turned out better than we imagined. If you would like to make your own follow along and see how easy it is to build.
Blue denim pine bed
A customer send a picture of a twin size bed he made for his son from the got from us back in November and December of 2016.
Race Car bed done
I completed this race car bed today. All total, this project took about 15 hrs to make. A lot more than I expected, or budgeted for. But that’s how we learn. Would I build another one? Maybe. The MDF material is really not something I care to work with again.
Template routing MDF
Since the bearing on the flush trim router bit failed I did not have a replacement bearing so I had to purchase another router bit. Now its time to get dusty in the workshop. MDF, its not my material of choice but I’m deep into it now. Time to get busy working on this race car bed.