196 Lego Table (Build & Store)

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 šŸ™‚

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.

Enjoy the build, Happy woodworking!

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197 Arts & Crafts Style Bookcase

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 šŸ™‚

The project itself only consists of 3 different pieces for a total of 7.

Happy Woodworking

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104 Folding (TV or Travel) Table

Folding TV Table

Iā€™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 stool just 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 30ā€ x 36ā€ and yet folds down to 4ā€ 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.

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193 Cell Phone Amplifiers

No power required!
These basic designs will work to amplify the sound from your favourite mobile phone.

Choose from one of these four examples or modify to your favourite style.

I have not included a material list with this project as they will likely be made with leftovers from other projects.

4 Plans in 1 ….Have fun!

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118 Covertible Table

Convertible Table-Bench

 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 Ā¾ā€ 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 19ā€ from the ground for the seating and 30ā€ 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. 

Happy Woodworking!

Have fun – Impress your friends with your new bench

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Is it a Table or a Bench šŸ™‚

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195 Half-Lap Coffee Table

A simple, easy to build coffee table that works as either an indoor or outdoor project.

The frame is assembled using panhead woodscrews in counterbored holes. The holes are plugged prior to the finish application.

All of the slats are joined with half-lap joints, for strength and appearance.

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194 Bridle Joint Table

 The Bridle Joint Table

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.

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120 ROS Sanding Disc Organizer

Sanding Disc Organizer

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 5ā€ 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.

Happy Woodworking!

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Now get to the shop and organize those Sanding Discs!

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061 Billiard Ball & Cue Storage Rack

Billiard Ball & Cue Storage Rack

Revised & Updated October 2019

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.

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Have fun in the billiard room!