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  • Reclaimed wood

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Black Cherry, resawn from a floor joist. Quartersawn White Oak, from a barn rafter. Glued up the Cherry into a panel, cut handles in the QSWO , and miter the corners. Wood came from an old garage that was torn down, my cost was just the gas to hual the...
  • Plank Table

    by Steve Newman     Monday, December 26, 2011
    The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen. I had a plank of Oak out in the shop about 13-1/2' wide. I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer. I had a few other...
  • New Computer Desk

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Old one was getting a bit beat up, one grandBRAT needed a desk for HIS computer. Decided to make a new bottomhalf, and just re-use the small hutch from the old one. It seems that I have a supply of Beech, and Oak, from that old garage that fell down....
  • Tool chest for the Dungeon Shop

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Not really a blog, this time. Will IF someone wants to read it. Needed a chest to store most of my handtools. Had four planks of Black Walnut, and a few of Pine. Using a set of already done Sycamore boards that were raised panel by a handplane as a guide...
  • A crate from Brazil?

    by Steve Newman     Friday, February 25, 2011
    Yep, it supplied the wood for asmall cabinet. The flat panels are just 1/4' luann plywood, from a different "crate", but the solid wood parts came from a shipping crate from Brazil. Unknown what kind of wood it is, but it would not take...
  • A "Windsor Style" Quilt rack.

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 11, 2010
    I had some scrap wood around the shop, a couple 2xs from a pallet, some pine and Poplar slats, and a "need' to make a quilt rack. I turned two end posts from one of the pallet's 'runners', and bandsawed a few other parts. Four 'feet"...
  • Sofa table, from an old water bed frame?

    by Steve Newman     Friday, December 3, 2010
    Yep. I had three pieces from an old water bed frame out in the garage. Since i rent the place, I have no idea how old this bed was. It wasthere in the garage when I moved in 7 years ago. Daughter wanted a Sofa Table built, but didn't have any cash...
  • a simple Table

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Another table style i like to make, this one a Shaker Style table. About 24"x 24" top, a small, simple drawer, and some hand tapered legs. The drawer does not even use dovetails (too small) so just some rabbets are used. Aprons are joined to...
  • Chest of Cedar

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, June 12, 2011
  • Table with a floating top?

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 4, 2010
    At least it looka like it is floating. Just some pine for this little table. The front apron has a drawer front that matches the grain of the apron. Simple to do. I just cut out the drawer front from the apron, and fill in the saw kerfs with some "beading"...