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Bridle Joint Table #194

 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… Read More »Bridle Joint Table #194

189 Folding Deck Table

Folding Table This little table is really convenient to have. It provides a great table for around a pool or take to a picnic. It gives you a place for your favorite food and beverage during a social event or just relaxing in your backyard. I used a hardwood for the structure and Cedar for the top slats. A nice bonus is the fact that it folds up neatly, with a carrying handle for travel or easy storage. Material list and step by step instructions… Read More »189 Folding Deck Table

135 Twin Bed (Basic Build) with storage

TWIN BED For anyone that has looked around the website you may have come across a twin bed video series under” Videos, Tips & Techniques” that was produced by Kreg Tools a few years back. Unfortunately their plan doesn’t appear to be available anymore. I watched the video several times and created the plan from that. The bed is a very basic build, assembled using pocket hole joinery.  It is constructed with two assembled boxes that are joined back to back to form the main… Read More »135 Twin Bed (Basic Build) with storage

Outdoor Set

134 Outdoor Table Set

 Outdoor Table Set I saw a piece of furniture that was a similar design to this project. It was designed for interior use but I thought with a few modifications it would make a great patio set. I like the simple clean look of the table and because the top is an open slat design it would be ideal for an outdoor living space. As there are multiple pieces that are the same it is an easy table set to build. If you batch out… Read More »134 Outdoor Table Set

129 Classic Style Mirror Frame

Greene & Greene Style Mirror Frame This simple mirror or picture frame is styled after the Greene & Greene brothers work. It is a very classic build using pegged mortise and tenon joinery and their well-known cloud lift designs. All of the edges should be slightly rounded over to soften the overall look. The upper and lower rails are thicker than the stiles to create beautiful shadow lines. The dark coloured (usually Ebony) square pegs are a trademark of the Greene and Greene brothers. Each of… Read More »129 Classic Style Mirror Frame

123 A Simple Bench

A Simple Bench I came across a picture of this very simple bench. The bench is small enough that it would fit nicely in an entrance way and great place to sit and put on or take off your outdoor footwear. The design consists of only four parts and a total of seven pieces so the bench project could easily be completed in a weekend with the exception of the final finishing. This would make a great getting started in woodworking project as well as… Read More »123 A Simple Bench

016 Workbench: Sturdy and Inexpensive

Inexpensive Workbench Everyone requires a solid workbench during their woodworking years. This small bench is relatively inexpensive to build, yet strong enough to handle both hand tool and/or machine work. As a bonus if you build it at the correct height is makes a great out-feed table for your tablesaw. Standard 2 x 4 base material, through mortise and tenon joinery, covered MDF top and 3/8” threaded rod make this bench cost effective and sturdy enough to get the job done. There is a replaceable… Read More »016 Workbench: Sturdy and Inexpensive