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...
Melt in Your Mouth Crockpot Chili Recipe

Melt in Your Mouth Crockpot Chili Recipe

Chili recipes are a dime a dozen – but I thought I would post this one because it’s noteworthy. We have been cooking chili, both on the stove and in the crockpot for years. Chili is really just (for us) an amalgamation of what you have on hand at the time....
Glow in the Dark Xbox Table

Glow in the Dark Xbox Table

This is the story of how I built a glow in the dark Xbox table for my son, made from 100 year old reclaimed wood. My oldest son, Kyle, requested that I build him a side table to go between his couch and loveseat. It couldn’t be too wide, and it should be about...
Balsamic Chicken and Veggies Recipe

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies Recipe

Sometimes you have to strive to try new recipes to find new flavors you like, and to have new “standard” recipes for your rotation.  It doesn’t always work out, but this time it did.  Tracy came across a great healthy recipe that used balsamic...
Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe

Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe

I am not a vegetarian, but that doesn’t mean I go out of my way to either eat or not eat meat. It just so happens that one day we decided we wanted Mexican food, but we wanted something a little big lighter. We wanted to eat it and not feel guilty about it, have...
Hand Carved Reclaimed Barn Wood Sign

Hand Carved Reclaimed Barn Wood Sign

This is the first sign from reclaimed barn wood that I’ve made. I did this one as a test to see how easy it would be to add a hand carved quote to 100 year old barn wood. In the end it wasn’t that difficult, but (being weathered) it definitely was a unique...
Custom Barn Wood Kitchen Island

Custom Barn Wood Kitchen Island

Last fall when I asked Tracy what new projects she wanted made for the house she said she wanted a kitchen island first.  And not just any kitchen island – she wanted a custom barn wood kitchen island.  We even had a slight disagreement about the size.  She...
Custom Red Oak Walnut Towel Bar

Custom Red Oak Walnut Towel Bar

Created a custom hardwood towel bar for Tracy out of red oak and black walnut to match our kitchen island.  I decided to keep the towel bar in the same specs as the island itself (black walnut and red oak).  The end cap pieces are two 3×3 squares of red oak glued...
Scrollsaw Cat Puzzle

Scrollsaw Cat Puzzle

My granddaughter just absolutely loves cats. I have a larger project that I’ve been working on that’s not yet done, and I wanted to give her something homemade for her birthday. I just happened to be looking at scroll saw patterns one day and came across...
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