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Things You Can Do With 2x Lumber I really think 2x lumber is awesome… To me, it seems more economical to buy 2x lumber and rip it down to suit my needs especially ripping 2x4s into 2x2s (I can’t seem Read more…


How to Make Custom Covers for Your Power Tools and Keep Them Safe from the Elements! I’m sure I don’t need to state the fact that if power tools are exposed to the elements, they will rust. Keeping my tools Read more…


How to Make a Candle Holder Using a 2×4 I found the prettiest glass votive candle holders at the dollar store. I bought five of them and was instantly inspired to make a holder from a scrap piece of a Read more…


How to Install Drawer Slides When I first started woodworking, I found drawer slides to be very intimidating! I could not figure out how to get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on Read more…


How to Apply Edge Banding to Plywood Plywood is one of the most economical building materials out there. It comes in various thicknesses, sizes, and species. Covering the edges can be a problem for some. The edges can be covered Read more…


Once again, I get to “collaborate” with my musician son (aka Mekanik)… (See our previous collaboration here) He asked if I could design a hutch for his desk to organize his studio speakers and other equipment he uses as a Read more…


How I Used Polycrylic in an HVLP Sprayer I have to admit… I’m not really a huge fan of Minwax Polycrylic. Its not that it is a bad product – it really isn’t – I just never have good luck Read more…


As I was drawing the plans for the X-Tower for The Design Confidential , I was also making plans to build it with some of the scraps I already had. My mom asked me to build one for her so Read more…


How to Use a Router to Cut a Rabbet in a Frame In a large majority of the plans I create, a rabbet is cut on the back side of the frame in order to insert material such as glass, Read more…


Sometimes, you just need an extra work table… I’m up to three tables now. Do I need that many? Well, yes! I like to multitask! Anyhoo, I purchased a couple sets of sawhorse brackets to build a new table and Read more…

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