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Giant 16″ Disk Sander for the Lathe

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Homemade 16″ disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4″ plywood mounted to a face plate. The table is made from 3/4″ plywood too mounted square to the disk. It attached to the lathe bed using 4 bolts at the location where an extension bed usually mounts, although I’ll probably …

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Segmented Cherry Urns

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This urn was turned from cherry and purpleheart (finished with tung oil) for my grandfather who just died at the age of 94. He just now started slowing down and just left the world peacefully which was fitting for such a empathetic, persevering, and influential man. He’s one of the hardest working people I was lucky enough to know. For …

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Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar

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There is another studio next door to me that is a glass blowing shop. Sometimes they will throw away their scrap colored glass, so I picked this stuff out of the dumpster. My first lamp made from aluminum & concrete, while being really cool and well received, had a few design flaws I wanted to address in version 2.0 (weight, …

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Reclaimed Wood & Plastic Medicine Cabinets

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Bathroom medicine cabinets made almost entirely from reclaimed materials. It’s a very unique design I came up with that has a small display window in the center and uses a weaved panel in the door. The H shaped pattern in the door run perpendicular to the shelves inside the cabinet. The main frame is made from salvaged pine which used …

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294 Piece Segmented Pepper Grinders

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These pepper grinders were built in collaboration with Pat Lap from the “Le Picbois” channel! The blanks are made from 12 segmented rings with 24 pieces each and capped with some mahogany pieces. The wood used is all reclaimed – poplar pallet wood and mahogany deck balusters. Pat turned these on his lathe and added the pepper grinder kit. Just …

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Adirondack Chair Sextuple

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HUGE thanks to my top patrons – Leif Hietala, Jeff Worley, and Robb Albritton You’ll notice a few pieces of shop furniture seem to be missing. I’ve been sitting on this footage since this summer not entirely sure what I wanted to do with it since I already have 2 adirondack chair videos. I decided to give it an edit …

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Modern Waterfall Table (The Obtuse Tables)

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This pair of “waterfall” style tables I’m calling The Obtuse Tables were made from a repurposed maple butcher block countertop with a leg frame made from reclaimed mahogany. The main surface of the table wraps down at 95 degrees, so each of the legs kicks over at 5 degrees. The original idea behind this design was that due to the …

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Coved Mirrors

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These mirrors were created from reclaimed pine paneling and reclaimed mahogany deck balusters. Each section was glued up and then the coves were cut at an angle on the table saw and glued up again into the panels. The mirrors were repurposed from the center pieces at my sisters wedding. Enjoy the build! Build Details Thanks for checking out this …

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Building Block Community Collaboration #makeblocks

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These are all cut from 1/2″ plywood. Built in collaboration with Tim Sway. Use the links below to download the original 2 make block shapes, my puzzle piece modification piece, and to upload your own mods! ■ Music by Dan & Drum: http://soundcloud.com/dandrum/lester ■ Tim Sway’s video: http://youtu.be/pGK-0tDRyZI ■ File download: http://timsway.net/?EXTRAS___DOWNLOADS ■ File share: http://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0o7W4Y8MocpU1dLNlpJY2xhbm8   Build Details

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Bathroom Storage & Litter Box (reclaimed/upcycled)

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This bathroom storage hamper and litter box is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials. The main frame is made from salvaged pine which used to live as wall paneling in a church on Cape Cod. The weaved panels are created from PVC sheet packing material that was pulled from the trash at a lumber yard and is formed to the …

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Jackman Modular Miter Saw Station

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This miter saw station is designed to fit on an existing workbench. The upper units could easily be scaled and be used as base units as well if you don’t have a workbench to build it off of. Each unit is 3′ wide and can be added or subtracted depending on how much room you want to the left and …

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CNC Table & Storage

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CNC table made entirely from reclaimed 3/4″ pine boards along with some plywood for the top and the drawers. I chose nice 3/4″ hardwood plywood for the top because I wanted the top to be as flat as possible to reference off of. This has been on my to-do list since I moved into the new shop – the X-Carve …

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Cement USB Hub

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This is part of the USB Hub Challenge. Check out Giaco Whatever’s channel – this all started with his Cement USB Hub build on the Make Magazine channel. There was a lot of animosity in response to that video, so a bunch of us decided to get together and turn it into something positive. Be sure to check out the …

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Epoxy Wire & Wood Bowl

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This bowl is a wedding present for my sister and brother-in-law. The base of this bowl is made from spalted beech from a fallen branch off of a 120 year old beech tree. I had a busted ethernet cable that I ripped open and embedded in a two-part epoxy (he is an electrical engineer). The top segmented rings are made …

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Reclaimed (pallet wood/mahogany) Segmented Bowl

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This is a wedding present for my cousin in-law and my cousin in-law-in-law(?). Materials for this project were all reclaimed (except of course epoxy/finish). The lighter wood is oak and poplar pallet wood and the darker wood is mahogany that came from deck balusters I rescued from the trash. Even the yellow plastic used for Mickey and Minnie Mouse was …

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Cat Window Tower

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A cat tower/climbing gym for our 2 cats Sarah and Cooper. We live in a mill building that was renovated into apartments. All of our windows sills are pornographically large like this – about a foot deep. This is a south facing window too, so it’s proven to be a popular spot. The tower is made all from 3/4″ plywood …

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Wood Camera Tripod Mount

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I bought a used tripod and saved myself $70 off the new price, but it didn’t come with a mounting plate to go in the head of the tripod. It was a pretty easy fix really, just took a chunk of chechen wood and a 1/4×20 bolt to build my own. ■ Music by Hope;: http://soundcloud.com/hopesemicolon/spineless

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Pallet Wood Workbenches

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These workbenches were made 100% from pallet wood. The tops are 36″ x 40″ x 2″ thick, all laminated from pallet slats. The main frame is fabricated from 3.5″ x 2.5″ pallet timbers and 1.5″ thick pallet slats, all from a super heavy duty pallet. The casters are locking 4″ casters. Everything is fastened from the underside, or the inside …

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Plywood Drone Box

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The main frame of the box is just a scrap piece of 3/4″ plywood that was approximately 2’x4′. The top and bottom of the box is just 1/4″ luan plywood. Internal is carved from FastCap’s Kaizen Foam. Hardware was salvaged off pieces in the trash. Handle was salvaged from an old fire hose my landlord was saving, I assume just …

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Lumber Racks: Conduit (and reclaimed roof rack)

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This is a very similar setup to my last shop except these are only 2 bays tall and twice as wide. The roof rack bar version of this was cut down and reused. The conduit version was built to fit the new space. It’s not all that revolutionary, but I thought it would be interesting to show how I attach …

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Jump Rope

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Jump rope made from a reclaimed mahogany deck baluster and some paracord scrap. (fire purely for visual effect…because I can) ■ Music by Easy Elliot: http://soundcloud.com/easyelliot/retrograde-motion

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The Facet Table

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Don’t worry my irritable devotees, full build video forthcoming! There were too many worthy adversaries in the challenge that I didn’t make the cut. That’s good news for you though, here is the teaser for your viewing pleasure, young chap. The cabinet is made from 3/4″ poplar plywood with 1/4″ oak plywood on the back. The drawers use the same …

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DIRESTA Ice Pick Shadow Box

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A tribute to the one and only Jimmy Diresta: Maker Extraordinaire. I felt the casting was missing the typical Diresta flare, therefore I transformed him into an ice pick…it’s what he would have wanted. Box is made from a reclaimed oak door frame. Aluminum dowels hold on the front of the box with nothing but friction. The block is made …

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Mission Style Wood Door From Scratch

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This is a mission style 2 panel door made from a really old piece of pine and a piece of glass salvaged from a junk door I found in the trash. The piece of pine belonged to my great-grandfather who’s daughter (my grandmother) still lives in the house that he built back in the 50s. Joints between the pieces are …

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Upcycled LVL Vase & Metal Flowers

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Think before you buy, your money casts a vote. Reclaim. Upcycle. Vase made from a scrap piece of LVL structural beam, flowers made from salvaged metal from a broken printer — both of which were saved from the dumpster & the landfill.

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Adirondack Chair Pair Build

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►Plans available here: http://www.jackmancarpentry.com/Plans/adirondack-chair ►Music by Blue Wednesday: http://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday ►More project photos: Coming soon ►Purchase chairs here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/217375592/ The most comfortable Adirondack chair you will ever find! The chairs are made from CVG (clear vertical grain) cedar and finished with 3 coats of spar urethane.

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Custom Dining Room Built-In

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Built-in renovating an old house to fit a larger fridge on the back side. Made from tongue and groove fir paneling with a fir countertop. Partnered with reused and new cabinets at the base.

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Oval Shot Glass Cabinet

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The oval shot glass cabinet is about 4 feet tall and holds a little over 100 glasses – made almost entirely from reclaimed materials. The main frame is made from bendy plywood with an oak veneer on the exterior. Backing is milled shiplap pine boards reclaimed from a church renovation. Shelves are made from pallet slats. Door is made from …

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Halloween Bowl

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Music in the video was recorded live in Salem from Love TAP (see links below). I spent a couple of October weekends capturing the scenes in Salem where they celebrate Halloween for the whole month of October. For those unfamiliar with the history of Salem (settled in 1626) and the Salem Witch Trials (1692), read up on it here: http://salem.org/history …

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Wood Shot Glass

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I finally got a chuck for my lathe, courtesy of Pat from Le PicBois (youtube.com/lepicbois). I tested it out by turning a quick wood shot glass from some Tamboti wood that I grabbed from the discount scrap bin at the wood store. What is a Sway? (youtube.com/timsway). I will always love you, if you subscribe.

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Curvy Plywood Stools

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These stools were each made from a single sheet of poplar plywood. Each is laminated from a total of 80 pieces – the layers are 5 pieces each, mirrored with each layer, creating a “box joint” at the corners. The seats were carved out with a router jig, the side cut with a skill saw, and the rest of the …

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Engagement Ring Box

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Engagement ring box made from chechen and purpleheart. The “pillow” was made from a piece of foam wrapped in an old sunglasses bag. Finished with linseed oil and a few coats of wax. The engagement happened at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan on July 14, 2015! Shout out to Jonathan over at Chasing Victory who handmade the custom …

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New York State Sign with Inlay & Lettering

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This sign was made from an old, rough sawn, 2×12 board that was left behind by my great grandfather. The Adirondack chair inlay was made from a scrap piece of cedar left over from making a pair of the chairs. This is going to hang above the pair of Adirondack chairs that I made which are now sitting on one …

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Faux Plank Wood Road Sign

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This is sign 1 of 2, come back next week for sign 2 of 2! Wood road sign made from clear straight grain cedar with hand carved lettering. The border around the sign is created by chamfering the corner and carving the “cracks” with a chisel. The lettering and border are painted black and the entire sign is finished with …

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Building an Adirondack Chair

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The most comfortable Adirondack chair you will ever find! This is a special design with a curved back and curved seat that makes it hard to believe you’re sitting in a wooden chair. The chair is made from CVG (clear vertical grain) cedar which always creates a beautiful finished product.

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Moose Inlay End Grain Cutting Board

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End grain cutting board made from reclaimed white pine with inlay made from reclaimed mahogany. This pine comes from some salvaged paneling in a church renovation and the mahogany came from some old deck balusters. The cutting board features a moose as requested by a customer up in the great white north of Canada. Enjoy!   Build Details

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Segmented Chevron Wedding Bowl

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I rescued this piece of oak from Brent’s firewood pile! Told him I had a better use for it. I rough turned the bowl around the beginning of the year and it developed a couple of cracks down the middle while drying. This area of the oak was removed and replaced with a cherry/zebra wood segmented chevron pattern. Finished with …

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Laminated Wood Spoons

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Build video: https://youtu.be/qP9_OWgjSos A pair of wooden spoons made in collaboration with Pat Laperrière over at Le PicBois (Fabrication de cuillères en bois avec la collaboration de Pat Laperrière) << Pat is an awesome craftsman/video maker and an honorable gentleman, go subscribe to his channel!!!! https://www.youtube.com/lepicbois >>

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Simple Kitchen Island Build

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Simple kitchen island made with a 2×4 frame and finished with oak plywood and trim. Colored with stain and lacquer to match the existing cabinets. Home owner decided to add an island to the kitchen when redoing the kitchen counters with granite.

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Wood Lego Man (from a 2×4)

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Giant Lego man made from a single 8 foot long pine 2×4 for the Summers Woodworking 3rd annual 2×4 competition for 2015. Legs and hips were finished with flame and linseed oil. Body and arms were finished with red wood dye and linseed oil. Build Details

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Lighted Cherry Wedding Sign

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Sign made for my cousin Chris’ wedding featuring glow in the dark epoxy lettering inlay with color changing LED lights. Made from resawn cherry with a mahogany border and poplar splines. Finished with linseed oil and paste wax. It was designed to be used hanging on the wall/leaning on a table and with powered LED light/with just the glow of …

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Alabama Inlay Bottle Opener

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Bottle opener made from mahogany and zebra wood with a red tinted epoxy inlay of the University of Alabama “A” logo. The deer’s chin opens up the beer bottles. Cheers! Don’t worry — it is only going to stay outside during cookouts.

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Rhett & Link Inlaid End Grain Cutting Board

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End grain cutting board made from reclaimed white pine with black walnut inlay. This pine comes from some salvaged paneling in a church renovation. The cutting board features the logo of internetainers Rhett & Link – known for their comedy music videos, local commercials, and GMM (Good Mythical Morning) daily show. They are both big fans of wooden creations which …

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Sarah’s “S” Cat House

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Stay tuned until the end for the cat “love triangle”…someone has a crush on Spike. “S” is for our cat Sarah – her new cat house is lined on the inside and outside with recycled carpet and finish with a cladding of pallet wood. It took her a little while to get used to the house but she seems to …

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Skittlebowl Table Top Bowling Game

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Skittlebowl is a table top bowling game originally made back in the 1960s by a toy company called Aurora as the first part in their “Skittle” game series. I designed this wooden version of the game to be totally collapsible and easily transportable. Game played with the same rules as 10 pin bowling.   Build Details

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Custom Wall Mounted Coat Hanger

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This custom coat hanger was made to wrap around two walls at the entry door of the house. It holds 4 double coat hooks and the thick trim piece at the top offers storage for small objects. The coved trim piece is a cool thing to make and it offers a really nice look a wide range of applications.

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Wooden Mailbox

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This mailbox was made completely from recycled materials. The main frame is pine boards taken out of an old church, the roof and sides are a mix of pallet wood, a birch branch, and oak scraps, and the door hardware came from some thrifty trash picking! I was winging it from the start of the project with no plans of …

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Mahogany GoPro Camera Pole

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GoPro camera pole turned from a single piece of mahogany with grip made from 550 Paracord. The paracord adds a very comfortable grip but is also great for emergency situations – 24ft total on the handle.

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LED Lighted Logo Display

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This is a logo display board lit with an LED light strip. The entire project is made from leftover/recycled wood – the main backdrop is made from a bunch of ripped down mahogany balusters, the main frame is made from an oak door frame, and the front frame was made from pallet boards. Each on of the letters was cut …

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Simple Floating Display Shelves

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Display shelves made to hold an antique wood plane/tool collection. These shelves are simply made from a left over oak door frame. Each one of the shelves is supported by a couple of small aluminum angles that hide in a grove on the back of the shelves.

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Hockey Themed Paper Towel Holder

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A hockey themed paper towel holder made from pieces of real game used hockey sticks and hockey pucks. I got an order for one so I decided to make a batch of them. How can you go wrong with a hockey theme?! A Jackman Carpentry signature design.

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French Cleat Wall Storage Solution

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I needed a storage solution for my apartment since we don’t have a garage or attic and there isn’t much storage space in the basement. This french cleat wall system was perfect because of the ability to adjust the arrangement when needed. The storage wall also holds an incredible amount of stuff compared to the amount of area that it …