Turning Scrap Wood into a Really Useful Workbench


This project is not so much a step-by-step guide, but more of an idea. Sometimes buying something is not really the best thing to do. I have a lot of electronic test equipment and I could not find a reasonably priced desk or bench that would put everything within easy... Read more »

Lighted Shelf

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:55 pm

Since my wife’s perfume collection was literally taking up the bathroom, I built a lighted shelf in the bedroom to accommodate the many bottles she has. It also gives off a very nice glow at night. Read more »

Rustic Wood Side Table


I had a dying madrone (Arbutus menziesii) in my backyard. Looking at its structure, I noticed a nice 3-pronged junction of branches a few feet above my head. I thought this would make a nice tripod base for a small side table, so with a bit of trial and error... Read more »

All-Purpose Wooden Bench

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:45 pm

How to custom make your own multi-purpose wooden bench with recycled or scrap pieces of lumber, to any size of your liking. Can be made for several purposes such as patio furniture, fire pit stool or even small enough for potty training, or big enough to be a workbench. These... Read more »

Rok-Bak Chair


Like origami, single-sheet plywood projects transform a standard plane into countless 3D objects. Generations of designers have worked within this form, laying out cleverly fitted pieces that make furniture and toys with little or no wasted wood. But can a chair be comfortable, look good, recline, disassemble for compactness and... Read more »