Rustic Coffee Table

I have long been a proponent of recycling wood – and when a friend of mine said they wanted a rustic coffee table I jumped at the chance to use some reclaimed barn boards to craft a new coffee table.

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Bathroom Cabinet

For as long as I can remember there has been an old wooden cabinet in the corner of the bathroom of the family home. Readers of my articles may have caught a glimpse of the cabinet when I looked at making bridle joints.

In this article I revisit that cabinet and re-create it by up-cycling an old 8’ x 1½” x 10” scaffolding plank.

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Wormy Maple Side Table

Wormy Maple Side Table:
As a woodworker and very avid ‘upcycler’, I am always loathed to see wood go to waste. So, when a friend said they had some ‘wormy’ maple they couldn’t use, I just had to have it. Instantly, I knew that I wanted to make something with it that would show off the worm holes, creating a beautifully organic effect in the piece.

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Hole in the Ground

Back in the Spring, while lIsa was gardening in the back of the property she almost disappeared into a hole –

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Shaker Shelf

The Shakers had a very minimalist lifestyle and this way of life was reflected in the style of their furniture – minimalistic, no frills and elegant – which centuries later is still very popular and highly sort after. read more

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