Cherry Slab Table with Inlay and Hairpin Legs

Cherry Slab Table with Inlay and Hairpin Legs

Last year I went to a yard sale where a woodworker was retiring to move up north. He was selling off quite a bit of equipment along with a lot of odds and ends wood he had collected along the way. I did buy a band saw and a belt sander that day, but I also bought 2...
Upcycled Repainted Chair Planter

Upcycled Repainted Chair Planter

Tracy had mentioned that every time she was in the car traveling to Ann Arbor with her sister she always said she loved this one house that had painted chair planters for sale out by the road. For the last few years, this avid upcycler paints dozens of chairs in a...
Homemade BBQ Mop Sauce Recipe for Grilling

Homemade BBQ Mop Sauce Recipe for Grilling

For years and years by BBQ for the grill was just something from the store. Sweet Baby Ray’s, Hunt’s, Kraft, or every now and then a pricier brand. But every time my BBQ sauce for chicken and pork was store bought. Until now. For the first time I decided...
Barn Wood Shelves and Candle Holders

Barn Wood Shelves and Candle Holders

Last weekend I decided to clean out the garage a little, and make a few small projects. This is what we ended up with, a pair of barn wood shelves, a pair of barn wood candle holders, and a reclaimed barn wood 3-tiered shelf. The 3-tiered shelf is made from 100 year...
DIY Garage Workbench Plans

DIY Garage Workbench Plans

Earlier this year I found some plans online for a garage workbench on the Family Handyman site: That seemed like a pretty cool workbench, and the $50 price tag seemed reasonable. My second oldest son, who recently bought a new house – has an empty garage. So, I...
How to Grill Veggies

How to Grill Veggies

Earlier this year we bought a grill. For the first time in many years we now own a gas grill. And this one is 4 burner, and with a charcoal grill – well, from experience I can tell you that you have your hot, and not-so-hot spots. I point this out only because...
Asian Chicken Skewers on the Grill Recipe

Asian Chicken Skewers on the Grill Recipe

Recently we purchased a new grill (yay!), and we’re always looking for something new to cook on it. Something other than your traditional burgers and dogs. I’ve always like to barbeque things, but that’s usually limited to a chicken breast, some...
Barn Wood Light Switch Covers

Barn Wood Light Switch Covers

I had some left over 100 year old reclaimed barn wood scraps under the work bench and for some reason I thought those might make good light switch covers. The thing is they were a little under 4/4 (1″ thick). I just ran them over the table saw in 2 passes and...
Scrollsaw Batman Keychain Holder + Free Pattern

Scrollsaw Batman Keychain Holder + Free Pattern

Recently I made a Batman keychain holder for my son Kyle to give to his girlfriend for her birthday. I had an idea of using the Dark Knight Batman symbol for the outside piece (which I would cut on the scrollsaw). I also had the idea of making 2 keychains in the shape...
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