Table Saw Blade Holder

I was tired of digging out table saw blades – particularly the dado set – from under the bench every time I wanted to change them. So I made a cabinet to that lives right next to the saw to hold the most commonly used blades: The bottom shelf ended up being a convenient place…

Custom Tool Cabinet

I first laid out my tools on a set of old boards that had been mounted to the wall by the house’s previous owner. This was a big step up from not having any system at all: But after about three years, and accumulating more tools that had no home, it was time to upgrade…

Modern Cedar Planters

I built a set of modern-looking planters for the front of our house – something a little different from a rectangular box: I built three of them, and in three different sizes for visual interest: I was inspired by the simple construction of these┬átapered cedar planters┬ácombined with the appearance of these expensive mahogany ones. I…

Wooden Seats for Metal Stools

I built wooden seats for a friend’s attractive, but uncomfortable, metal stools. The seats were made from a single 8′, 6″ wide board of cherry. Joined two pieces together for each square, then traced the stool shape onto that square and cut it out with the jigsaw. Then routed a roundover on both sides. Finished…

Mid-Century Modern Dresser

I finally finished my first commissioned piece, and my largest project yet — a mid-century modern dresser. The case is mitered cherry veneer plywood, and the drawers are solid cherry and poplar.┬áThe finish is “Candlelight” gel stain and satin Arm-R-Seal . The knobs are from North Woods Hardware. It is mitered both on the case…