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Projects, fun stuff, etc.

Live Edge Walnut & Oak Console Table DIY

I had a round-back live-edge black walnut slab and I wasn't sure what to do with it. It wasn't wide enough to a table on it's own. So I added some oak to widen it and turned it into a long, narrow console table! Here's how I did it.

How to build a woodworking workbench and tablesaw outfeed table

For all the woodworking projects going on during the home renovation, I needed super solid wood bench. I also needed a solid support and outfeed table for my small tablesaw. Here's how I built it.

How to remove bark from live edge walnut slabs

I was gifted some walnut slabs. Actually, the truth is, my friend didn't want them and threw them into a bonfire, and before the flames could devour them I pulled them out and loaded them onto my trailer. You see: he considered them to be waste because they're not flat on both sides. One side is flat and the other is nothing but live edge bark. It's the side of the tree trunk, basically. But I knew that they were not trash, I knew I could find some sort of creative use for them. So I stowed them in my workshop, and waited for an idea to spring to mind. Then, one night while lying awake in bed unable to sleep, it hit me. I knew exactly what I would use these for—and you'll have to continue reading to find out. ;)

Walnut & Oak finish comparison: Boiled linseed oil (BLO) vs. Tru-Oil, plus rottenstone grain filler

I'm getting ready to finish some walnut live-edge slabs and I wanted to test some different finishes and techniques on a scrap piece first. 

walnut wood oil finish with rottenwood grain filler test comparison

DIY coffee table made out of pallet wood

I made a coffee table!

Here's how I did it...

diy coffee table made with old pallet wood, homemade and hand made