Tag Archives: Alder

Patio Table is Done!

Happy to say that the table is done and with the help of a neighbor it’s on the patio ready for the first outdoor meal!  Always rewarding to see anything you “conjured” up in your mind, then put on paper, … Continue reading

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Patio Table: Phase 2

In the last blog the table base was in progress.  Fine Woodworking had a video series by Gary Rogowski showing the way he built a trestle table which I used for inspiration.  As you’ll see, I don’t like to build … Continue reading

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Patio Table

Thankfully, there’s always another project to keep me occupied — as you know; I don’t relax well.  Our house here is Phoenix has a large, covered back patio where Diane and I find ourselves having lunch daily.  What better project … Continue reading

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Check off Another Home Project!

In my last post my comments were geared towards why I love this woodworking stuff and even though I’d much rather be doing finer aspects like carving or hand joinery, being able to do these things is rewarding as well. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving — much to be Thankful for!

Those of you following my blog know the work going on to get the woodshop here in our Phoenix home up and running.  So thankful we have the resources and talent to get that accomplished although my wallet is getting … Continue reading

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Drawer Web Frame: My Approach for the Armoire

In my latest post, the end of the year one; I was working on the mortise and tenons for the armoire.  This unit has three, main frames; the left, right, and one in the middle.  The tricky part of the … Continue reading

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Computer Monitor Completed

Here is the completed cabinet for the 31″ computer monitor I’ve been working on.  You’ve heard me refer to this project as my “head scratcher” because of the requirements my client had.  He knew it would be somewhat tricky but … Continue reading

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