Woodworking


Box lid an afternoon woodworking project

Box lid an afternoon woodworking project

Not so long ago we bought a box to put by the front door and put our shoes in, the old portis shoe rack now lives by the backdoor. The box came with a rather strange lid, a sheet of

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Materials Rack

Materials Rack

For the shower room renovation the builder recommended water proof concrete backer boards for the cubicle. After a long chat with the man at the counter at the DIY store I managed to get these ordered and delivered at the

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Mini Project – Making a Trivet

Mini Project - Making a Trivet

After the bathroom was renovated we had some marble border tiles left over and due to an accident with a photo I also had a broken picture frame. I decided to put these together and create a small potstand or

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Potting Bench – Part 5

Potting Bench - Part 5

I quizzed the chaps from the BlokeyShed forums for their tips on cleaning up old wood and their advice ranged from “don’t bother, it’s only a potting bench” to “a wire brush in a drill”. I decided on a point

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Potting Bench – Part 4

Potting Bench - Part 4

I’d planned to attach the legs to the top frame before putting on the top as it would give me more visibility but I found there were too many pieces to juggle at once. So instead I cut two more

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Potting Bench – Part 3

Potting Bench - Part 3

The next part of the bench to build was the top. The back of the top was made from a scaffold plank, the ends were going rotten but I managed to cut a nice section from the middle 1m long.

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Potting Bench – Part 2

Potting Bench - Part 2

Making the second pair of legs was fairly uneventful, a couple of knots meant that one piece of scrap just refused to separate itself regardless of how much I attacked it with chisels and saws. One tip I can give

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Potting bench – Part 1

Potting bench - Part 1

When the builders finished our extention they left me some timber, mostly 2x4s. I also had some scaff planks that I interited with the house. At the beginning of this year, I decided that the big pile of wood was

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