Maple Desk Hutch

When it comes to wood­work­ing projects, I sup­pose my daugh­ter is my num­ber one cus­tomer. At least, she asks me to make her the most projects and they tend to be very spe­cif­ic requests. So when she asked about get­ting a hutch/shelf for her fair small IKEA desk, I fig­ured she might find some match­ing… Con­tin­ue read­ing Maple Desk Hutch

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Kitchen Pans Storage

In every kitchen, find­ing a way to store pots, pans, lids, and so on is a prob­lem. Well, maybe just pil­ing them all up in a low­er cab­i­net isn’t the prob­lem. That is, until you need the big, heavy one on the bot­tom! To fur­ther com­pli­cate things in our kitchen, the big cab­i­net under the… Con­tin­ue read­ing Kitchen Pans Storage

Pizza Oven

I made my very first wood-fired piz­za! I’ve always been a fan of piz­za and I’ve made piz­za at home since I was a teenage (okay, Chef Boyardee kits count, right?). I’ve made my own dough and even tried my hand at my own sauce before. Angela and I upgrad­ed to a piz­za stone years… Con­tin­ue read­ing Piz­za Oven

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Painting Frame

Fine wood­work­ing! Well, my wood­work­ing at about the finest I have got­ten yet, any­way. My wife and I pur­chased a paint­ing from a friend of ours in the late Fall. Our whole fam­i­ly had been want­i­ng to buy one of his pieces for some time1. We final­ly decid­ed on the piece titled “Joy to the Wold”.… Con­tin­ue read­ing Paint­ing Frame

Bathroom Shelves

View this post on Insta­gram A post shared by Jason Cole­man (@super_structure) I did­n’t add this on Insta­gram, but it may be worth explain­ing a bit more detail. The birch was left­over from some hard­wood edge band­ing I used else­where in my daugh­ter’s room (more on that once that project is com­plete). The board was… Con­tin­ue read­ing Bath­room Shelves

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Router Table Cart

I pur­chased a Bosch router table as it had essen­tial­ly every­thing I need out of a router table at a cheap­er price than buy­ing com­po­nents indi­vid­u­al­ly. It’s a “bench­top” mod­el, but when placed on a stan­dard bench the table top then sits at about armpit lev­el, which is prob­a­bly not the safest method to use… Con­tin­ue read­ing Router Table Cart

So Much Storage

We moved to our new home back in late June. The irony of hav­ing so many projects to do at a new house is that there’s not quite as much time to write about them after­wards. And there have been a lot of projects. Most­ly around stor­age and orga­niz­ing. That means a lot of shelves… Con­tin­ue read­ing So Much Storage

Sliding Mixer Shelf

View this post on Insta­gram A post shared by Jason Cole­man (@super_structure) Some addi­tion­al details on this lit­tle project: the shelf was a piece of scrap 3/4″ maple ply­wood my lit­tle broth­er gave me. I did­n’t want to take the time to edge band the entire thing and I fig­ured a small lip on the… Con­tin­ue read­ing Slid­ing Mix­er Shelf

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We’re Moving (Pianos!?)

No, not the site. It’s not been updat­ed but just because I’ve been extra busy (and/or lazy). Rather, our fam­i­ly is mov­ing to a new home. As part of the effort, I decid­ed I should just bite the bul­let and pur­chase a small trail­er. We need to put a lot of items into stor­age for this… Con­tin­ue read­ing We’re Mov­ing (Pianos!?)

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Batch Production

I made some small tablet/phone stands as Christ­mas gifts for fam­i­ly. Though they’re rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple, mak­ing a dozen of the exact same piece required think­ing ahead. I used a 7′ (-ish) sec­tion of 1x4 poplar from the Home Depot. This was S4S lum­ber, so it was a good piece to start with. I did­n’t have to… Con­tin­ue read­ing Batch Pro­duc­tion