With a little bit of time and patience with a slab of your wood choice, using a few finishing products and adding wood legs or leg hardware, can culminate into a beautiful piece of furniture that is sure to be the room's highlight and topic of conversation with family and guests in any home! In this project we delve into the making of a live edge walnut slab coffee table with some stunning grain.
Professional furniture builder and veneer expert Jonathan Benson shares his secrets for making gorgeous furniture with veneer, while saving money, in this comprehensive guide to making the most of an age-old technique. Read Sharon’s book review in this Woodworking Adventures Blog.
Woodcraft and WorkbenchCon unite with many sponsors, makers, hobbyists and handcrafted woodworking businesses in support of the growing maker, social media influencer evolution at WorkbenchCon 2020.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores offer a variety of home improvement and upcycling opportunities with the ever-changing variety of items available for sale. Here are eight unique projects—all created by entrants for the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat ReStore ReDesign Contest—using items purchased from the ReStore and “flipped” into something new.
Whether you want to repair, expand or update your home’s current deck or would like to build a brand-new one, warmer weather is prime time for outdoor projects. Danny Lipford, national home improvement expert and host of Today’s Homeowner TV & Radio, shares his best advice for successful deck building.
If you have ever marveled over the log furniture you have seen at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s, writer, photographer and woodworker Alan Garbers has a new book that might be right up your alley. From Tree to Table offers the aspiring craftsperson practical advice on building eco-chic rustic furniture—literally starting with the timber.
“It’s like a movie in my mind”—that is how Randall Stoner aka “Madcarver” of Orange County, California, pictures the dragons, trolls, ogres and a variety of otherworldly creatures as he brings them to life in his carvings. His unique style transports the viewer into a world of mystical imagination and storytelling far beyond the physical boundaries of a block of wood. Read more in this Woodworking Adventures Blog...
Building a Pennsylvania Spice Box can be quite the ambitious project for any level of woodworker, loaded with its share of building techniques that embrace both hand and/or power tool applications in today's woodworking world. Its challenges include plenty of hand-cut joinery, precise drawer assemblies, stylish mouldings, raised-panel contours, and in this case, the use of quilted and soft maple woods with figured walnut burl, book-matched veneer drawer fronts. Follow us along in this Woodworking Adventure with Woodcraft's product manager, Kyle Meyer and his Spice Box design and build.
Like most woodworking projects, before you can get to the final result, prep work and jigs play an important role, before the actual turning process begins. The biggest attribute to lathe turning is that finished results can typically be attained faster with almost instant gratification. This WoodRiver Pen Drilling Vise with 7mm Drill Guide & Stop Collar combo aids in that process for the prep work, especially for the novice turner, or those who may not have a drill press to begin the wood turning creative adventure.
Promote imaginative play by giving your children handmade gifts that don’t require batteries. In Erin Freuchtel-Dearing’s book Natural Wooden Toys, she offers plans and instructions for 75 projects that you can make in a day that will stand the test of time. Creatures from the forest, the ocean, the farm and elsewhere dwell within the 184 pages of this softcover edition merely awaiting your decision to create them.