This lego table was designed for my grand kids, Cole and Jace. They needed a place to not only build their lego but store the pieces that weren’t being used at the time. Hopefully it will keep most of the mess off the floor. We’ll see 🙂
It is a very simple design that anyone could build with a minimum of tools and woodworking experience.
My son wants to come to the shop so we can build it together which would be a win win for me.
This tapered bookcase is created in an arts and craft style. The general design is taken from the original by Gustav Stickley.
Stickley born in 1858 was an American furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
If you would like to be authentic you could use quarter sawn white oak and fume the wood with ammonia. Or just use whatever you would like 🙂
The project itself only consists of 3 different pieces for a total of 7.
Bring your party to next level. Raise your beverage cooler to a comfortable height, and then customize the case to support or promote your favorite sports team, organization or company. The raised cooler will make a great addition to your next company BBQ.
This started at request of a work associate that wanted it customized for the fire department. I used a checker plate on the front with a Maltese cross mounted on the checker plate and a handle that is normally found on fire trucks. Even the bottle opener was painted fire engine red.
The cabinet was designed to fit around an Igloo Maxcold 70 quart cooler with exterior dimensions of 29 ½” x 16 ½” x 16” high. The plan can be easily adapted to fit any size of cooler. I added a small shut-off valve and a plastic tube to the built in cooler drain that runs out the end of the cabinet. A flat top would definitely be easier to build however I curved the top to avoid people using it as a table and also shed any adverse weather.
Overall it is a great project that I’m sure will see many hours of good times.
I’m not sure how authentic this folding table is as far as being a period piece of furniture. However, the craftsman of that era: were certainly skilled enough to make something similar. The designed on the same premise as the folding stooljust simpler. Kind of like the old TV tables that used to be around the same ones I ate many meals on growing up.
When set up measures approximately 30” x 36” and yet folds down to 4” thick when transporting from campsite to campsite or even as an extra work surface at home. The table would make a great place to do puzzles.
The table can be constructed out of any material, even plywood for the top, I might suggest hardwood for strength and durability. It will be a little heavier but the added strength will be worth it.
Keep in mind the legs must be cut at a 30 degree angle so the top will lay flat and have a good footing on the ground. I did design this project with screws in mind, but for purists all of the screws could be replaced with the appropriate doweling.
This convertible bench – table is great when you are limited for space on a small deck or a campsite easily convert your bench into a picnic table or table into a bench whatever you need at the time. Made entirely from construction lumber or if you want to dress it up you may want to use cedar.
The overall construction of this project is quite basic but accuracy it very important. There has to be clearance while converting from table to bench or vice versa. It also has to sit level no matter how your furniture is being used.
I designed the project using ¾” dowel stock as pivot points, however you could easily use bolts and nuts as long as you recess the bolt head and locking nut.
In either position the table or bench sits at a normal height of approximately 19” from the ground for the seating and 30” from the ground which is normal table height. I have shown the fixture in different colors but that is just for clarity when viewing.
In either position the furniture piece will be handy and certainly a conversation piece with your family, friends and visitors.
Have fun – Impress your friends with your new bench
I came across a picture of this simple table and thought it would make a great easy to build side table.
The construction is quite simple and consists of only seven different parts. If you have a store bought or shop made tenoning jig it will come in very handy on this project to cut the bridle joint. To simplify construction, most of the joinery and any curves are cut prior to cutting the 10 degree miters.
You will be pleased with your new side table(s) after just a couple of days in your shop.
Recently while working on a project I was sorting through my sanding discs and realized there had to be a better way to organize my discs to save time and better control of available grits.
I wanted a holder that attached to the wall to save valuable drawer space, keep them sorted by grit and also I could tell at a glance if I was getting low on a particular grid.
The result is this swiveling stand that hangs on the wall where each holder swings out of the way of the shelf above it making for easy access. The holders of the sanding disc organizer swing 70 degrees to the right or left of center.
This particular sanding disc holder was designed for 5” sanding pads with an eight-hole pattern but it can easily be modified to suit whatever discs you use in your shop.
To simplify the construction I have included a cutting template for the curved sanding disc holders. If you use a six inch random orbital sander or one that uses a 5-hole disc, your dowel post drilling pattern will have to vary to match your sanding discs.
A fun weekend project that will definitely get a lot of use in my shop.
Now get to the shop and organize those Sanding Discs!
This pool cue storage rack plan compliments plan #059 (Billiards Chair). Any games room that has a pool table requires a pool cue and ball storage rack.
This cue rack has the capability of holding 10 of your favorite cues, plus 32 pool balls. By storing your cues in a vertical position there will be no chance of the warping from being left leaning against a wall.
There are also two built in drawers to store chalk, and other accessories for different games. In addition to the storage this rack offers it also has a built in chalk board (which you make) and a sliding scoreboard which you can pick up at any retailer that sells pool tables.
I made mine out of walnut mainly because it suited the room, any material will work. I would likely stay away from softwoods.
The whole cue rack hangs securely on a French cleat wall hanging system. If you have looked at many of my project plans you will see I use french cleats wherever I can. They provide a simple, secure mounting system for most project.