Great Looking Tall Pet Gate DIY

We have lots of visitors over the holidays and although we love our three big dogs, sometimes they need to stay in their own space. Friends might not mind sleeping on the couch but might draw the line at a sloppy wet kiss wake up call from an adorable mastiff mix. We have a nice…

A new desk

A lot of working remotely happens in this house. I work remotely and so does my spouse. We have one office, but we needed a second work area. We had a large console, one of the first things I’d made and when we moved I decided it wasn’t worth saving, except for the top. The top was…

Lots of Reclaimed Lumber, Weekend Lumber Storage Bench Build

My little shop takes up half (officially) of our 2 car garage. I try to keep everything possible mobile so I can spread out when I’m working on a larger project or pack everything into one side in case of a hurricane or other weather event. This way the car gets protected as needed. I…

A quick jig to make my cutting boards (more) square and flat(er)

I like making cutting boards because they always end up so pretty. They make wonderful gifts, they are endlessly unique and pretty easy. In fact, last week, Chris the Electrician paid me a surprise visit and generously gifted me with a bench top lathe. In return, he asked for a couple cutting boards. Deal! The…

New batch of Cutting Boards

Finding time to get into the shop and make things has been scarce lately. My sister and I just finished a remodel of Mom’s master bath (and guess who forgot to take a “before” photo?). It turned out really nice though! But this last weekend I finally got to go out and play. I have…

Adventures in Metalworking

I have been interested for a while now in adding metal bases and accents to some of my woodworking projects but if I could even find what I wanted online, it was prohibitively expensive and shipping more than doubled the price in some cases. Fortunately I attended a Meet-up group for furniture up-cycling and so…

My home workshop wish list

Although I like to think that I do pretty well in my little garage workshop, there are a few things I’d love to acquire. Like every Festool ever. My small power tools are all Ryobi and I love them! Highly recommend them, especially their One Plus cordless tools. (no, they don’t sponsor me, I just…

My new X-Carve

Having a CNC router has been a desire of mine since I first saw one in action at a woodworking exhibit several years ago. The price has always been way out of reach until recently. Thanks to the Maker Movement, there have been several DIY kits created for laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC machines….