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10 Steps to Making a Wood Wedding Ring

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/28/2014 9:34PM

You may build cabinets and furniture, or make windows and doors. But what if a friend says, "You're a woodworker; can you make me a wood wedding ring?" Here's what you do, says Wolf & Iron, a lifestyle website.


Paulownia Wood Surfboard Sets Record Price: $1.3 Million

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/28/2014 4:36PM

Why paulownia wood was required to build the most expensive surfboard in the world, and how a laminate wood foil makes this $1.3 board uses such an unusual looking fin.


Weekend Project: Build Your Own Lathe Chisel (And Your Own Lathe)

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 06/20/2014 3:11PM

Youtube woodworking personality Chop with Chris works almost exclusively with hand tools in this video as he builds his own foot-powered wood lathe. He then uses the handmade machine to turn a handle for his lathe chisel.


Hidden Drawer Dresser Tutorial by Design and Made

By Brian Grabski Posted: 06/06/2014 3:16PM

In thie dresser, a hidden drawer is controlled by a bolt on the back side of the upper right drawer box. Before you can activate the hidden drawer system, you need to unlock the bolt with the correct combination.




Woodshop Dressing Table Project, Beautifully Produced Video

By Justin Lovell Posted: 05/06/2014 6:53AM

Ben Zacharias and Vangarde Woodworks, Richmond, VA, produces high quality custom woodwork, cabinets, furniture, and architectural millwork. The quality of this film reflects the quality of the work.


How To Steam Bend Wood in a Microwave

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/05/2014 1:19PM

Boat builder Barry Long uses a microwave oven to steam bend small pieces of White Ash, 9 and 16 inches long, for a wooden 1880's Melon seed Skiff project. Pieces are 1.5x.5 inches thick. These will become bentwood knees to support the side decks.


Step by Step: Cherry & Maple Desk, Cut From a Single Tree

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/17/2014 2:24PM

For a custom writing desk of solid cherry and tiger maple, each species was consecutively cut from the same tree to ensure perfect grain, figure and color match throughout. By Doucette & Wolfe Furniture Makers.


Girl’s Bedroom Build With Staircase

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/17/2014 3:04PM

A girl's bedroom structure was built and installed for the same client as the boys bedroom structure we described a few weeks ago.


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