Cedar Raised Bed

This was a fun, quick to build project. It was originally intended for our son to learn wholesome lessons in gardening, but I made it too big, so I gave it to my sister-in-law. The legs are actually fir I had leftover, and the rest is cedar. And you can never have too many clamps:

Cherry Jewelry Box

Here’s a simple mitered box to hold my wife’s jewelry: It is a straightforward mitered box with butt hinges: The bottom is lined with leather, under cherry dividers held in place only with friction: The lid has a simple lip that I made with a rasp and then sanded smooth: Here it is unfinished: And…

Sandpaper Organizer

After having sanding discs, squares and blocks loose in a drawer for a while — here, shown more organized than usual — I decided to make up a quick box to organize the materials: I made it from leftover 3/8″ plywood with 1/4″ dividers. They’re adjustable, but I don’t ever adjust them. And now the…

Douglas Fir Kitchen Table

Our cheap kitchen table was falling apart, so I undertook to make a new one that was better constructed and slightly bigger. After looking over a variety of woods, I chose vertical grain Douglas fir for its warm color, relatively simple grain pattern, and mid-range cost. I followed the plan from the book “Dining Tables.”…