Couple’s DIY Walnut Table Project
May 18, 2017 by cassandra in How to Build, Tables 1 Comment

Amanda & Billy’s Walnut Dining Table The wonderful couple Amanda and Billy wanted to create a unique statement piece for their house. They wanted a rustic yet modern dining table, but most importantly they made it together! Keep reading to see this couple’s DIY walnut table!   To start their project, the first step was picking out the wood and laying out the plan for the project. Amanda and Billy’s walnut pieces they picked were book matched. Book matched wood pieces are mirror images of each other and create a symmetrical design.   Amanda and Billy then cut the live edges off of the inside pieces to glue up together (pictured right and below). Their table is a farm style design. This means that the table top will appear to be “framed in” around the edges.   With a few drinks in hand, Amanda works with our owner Francis to plan out the next steps in the project!   After joining up the table, Amanda and Billy apply tung oil to really bring out the natural colors in the walnut table.   Now it’s complete! This couple’s diy table was made from raw boards from the forest to now a gorgeous […]

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Best 10 Wood Craft Projects

Best Wood Craft Projects When woodworking, not all wood craft projects have to be grandiose and complicated. We’ve gathered our favorite and best craft projects that are simple, easy, and most importantly: fun! 1. Beer caddy made with left over pine pieces from larger projects make up this piece! The live edge pieces on the sides and handle add rustic charm. 2. This contemporary wine rack has a large front piece with the bark still on it. Craft projects like this are deceptively simple to make! 3. Another type of wine rack made using reclaimed barn wood. This craft project is no different to make than using regular wood. 4. Woodworking is even easier with a project like this. Attach magnets to the back of a gorgeous piece of wood and voila! A custom knife rack! 5.  Wood craft projects can include outdoor items too. An outdoor doormat made using various woods with lots of color. 6. After cutting out areas of two boards, they join together to make a cell phone charging station! 7. In this wood craft project, they painted many small pieces of wood to create a custom collage art piece. 8. This bird house has the fun addition […]

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10 Steps to Make a Butcher Block Shelf
February 27, 2017 by cassandra in How to Build 5 Comments

How to Build Floating Butcher Block Shelves We love to collaborate and get involved with those around us! We made floating butcher block shelves for our neighbors, Tea House & Book Store, soon to open in Five Points.   You’re casually browsing Pinterest and see an amazing idea for a shelf and think “That looks so easy, I could do that!” Then when you start to get working on the project and five trips to Home Depot later, you realize you bit off more than you can chew. That’s where I Made It comes in. We want to give you an in depth look at how we did it (and how you can too!) 1. Pick out your wood. We have a huge selection of pine and hardwoods in our shop. For this project we chose maple for its light color and the hardness of the wood. 2. Plane and cut your pieces This ensures that each piece is exactly the same thickness 3. Arrange the butcher block pattern We wanted to leave open spaces so that spice jars could be placed in them. 4. Glue up the wood 5. Clamp, clamp, clamp! One of the most crucial steps! This is […]

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