Tagged: woodshop

Shop Update!

I haven’t posted any pictures of the shop in a while so I thought I would! I’ve now officially been in this garage for a whole year, and wow things have changed a lot. I have most of what I need to make the things I enjoy making the most,...

Wooden Christmas Tree! šŸŽ„

I recently saw a really neat little table/desk accessory that I thought I’d recreate in my own way, and here it is! I used some scrap 1×1 cutoffs that I’ve been holding onto for a few years (you can never have too much scrap) and they were perfect for this...

Walnut & Poplar Smartphone Stand

This blog post will be getting an update in the next few days while I refinish the stands! Walnut and Poplar smartphone stands with about a 15 degree angle tilt. Fits all iPhone models.

Modular Power Tool Carts

I needed some more bench space, and I wanted some moving carts that would serve as a work surface and some extra storage too whenever I need it. I tried to come up with a very simple modular design that would also allow me to link these together and add...

How To Make Wall-Mounted Bottle Openers

I’ve been eyeing this project for a long time, and I finally made it happen! TheĀ openers pictured below were gifted to friends and family – I just wanted to enjoy making them and to teach myself how. I’ll be making more of these to sell in my store soon! First...

How To Build Easy Flower Box Planters

This project was a blast! I think they turned out well. I built these for my mother as a mother’s day gift one summer during college, and she was thrilled to have a nice place to plant and care for flowers on her front porch, where she didn’t have to...

Giant Ugly Garage Shelf (v2.1)

This is obviously an adaptation of the other heavy duty wooden shelving I’ve built – this one was ridiculously tall, but allowed for the entire back wall of a third garage to be used as storage space.

How To Build A Quick & Cheap Kayak Rack

We took some scrap pieces of wood and threw this rack together for my friend’s kayaks. It’s a little warped, but it works! We used an assortment of scrap 2×4, 1×2, 2×6, and 1/4 inch plywood pieces. First we measured the dimensions of each kayak to make sure we could...

How To Build Garage Shelving (v2)

I built these shelves for my sister’s family, and organized their garage to provide better access to its contents. These are about 6ft tall, 2ft deep and 8ft wide. I made the basic platforms quickly out of 2x4s and 1/4 inch plywood, and then tacked them up with 2×4 legs....

SeeSaw – Instant Challenge Setup

Made for the SeeSaw Destination Imagination Instant challenge. The challenge here was to place weights on both side of the seesaw (near the ends) in order to balance it within an inch or two of the height of the other side. It proved to be challenging yet very doable for...

How To Build An Upcycled Jar Shelf

This was a fun project! Pretty simple and easy – the idea was my father’s, and I used some jars he saved for this project. I’ve thought about making some improvements, but it seems to be holding up just fine, even with all the junk we’ve filled the jars with...

How To Build Garage Shelving (v1)

This particular shelf was built for the Louisiana Destination Imagination storage unit that I maintain. We had a 10×10 unit (since upgraded to a 10×20) that was full to the ceiling, and we desperately needed a storage solution. This solution definitely got boxes up off the ground and out of...

Ferris Wheels – Instant Challenge Setup

These are are by far theĀ most difficult and time consuming builds I have tackled to date, but they have been well used, and look pretty impressive! They worked very well for the team training day we used them for for Destination Imagination in Louisiana, and they have been used at...

Multi-Purpose Cubes – Instant Challenge Setup

These have been used and reused so many times, I’ve lost count of how many years they’ve been used and how many times we’ve repurposed them for a new challenge. We have several cube setups we have used for training team managers, appraisers, and students over the past few years....

How To Build A Beer Pong Table Out Of A Door & Frame

My friends and I decided to build a beer pong table for our apartment (typical college guy project) so I slapped some 2×4’s and 1×6’s together around a light wooden door and we painted it up, put LEDs on the bottom (once again, typical college guy idea). My friend painted...