Yep. We're coming at ya with another video about our *ideal* charcuterie board jig to use on our router. In our last post and video regarding the jig, we showed you our first attempt at the template we wanted. It went pretty well for our first go at it, but we knew that there would most likely be another iteration to follow once we used it for a while and learned what we liked/disliked. Annddd sure enough - here it is! What sparked this whole adventure to build an even better
Our last shop tour was right after we had moved down to Texas and got all of our tools placed where we *thought* we wanted them to go in our garage! Since then we've gained tools, gotten rid of tools, upgraded tools, and completely reorganized the space! We've had to do quite a bit of transitioning when it comes to our shop. When we lived in North Dakota and were just woodworking as a hobby and then selling custom work, our shop was set up COMPLETELY different than it is now.
Last week we decided to completely take apart our old coffee table so that we could use the solid ash top to build our NEW coffee table prototype! It went pretty well! We got all of our remaining lumber milled and cut down to size, then cut out some of the decorative designs we needed in certain pieces. After all that was completed we were ready to tackle our tasks for the next week - which included assembling our new coffee table prototype! As much as we wanted to IMMEDIATEL
Yep. After all that work designing and building a special angled coffee table to fit our sofa chaise perfectly....we decided to completely demolish it. "What coffee table was that again??" you may ask. Check out the coffee table blog post AND this video right below: Why the heck would we do THAT?! Why destroy a perfectly good coffee table after you spent so much time designing and building it?? Well...it wasn't for selfish reasons. It wasn't because we hated the original. It
So we’re pretty much all moved into our new place down here and are now figuring out all of the furniture we will need to build for ourselves. As much as I wish we could have fit our couches, coffee table, kitchen table, and entertainment center in the trailer – we sadly could not. Like not even close. Not a single one of those items made the move with us. Instead we sold them all to re-build and re-buy once we got down here to Texas. So we bought a new sectional to go in our
We do a lot of talking on our YouTube channel about being efficient with how and what you sell in your woodworking business. Honestly, the majority of that is due to the fact that we (and so many woodworkers like us) have full-time jobs and do this “maker” thing on the side. For example – we don’t have enough time to do a Queen Anne Highboy in a reasonable time period right now that people would want to pay money for! The customer would have to wait MONTHS if not a YEAR for u
….Using only 1 sheet of plywood!! Top View of Modern Plywood Coffee Table Okay, so this modern coffee table is in my top 3 favorite things we’ve ever made. Yes…EVER…like since we bought our first saw and starting building things on our own. This was the first piece we were able to build that wasn’t for a practical purpose, but for the sole purpose of testing our creativity, skills, and eye for design. For those of you who have never heard of the Modern Maker podcast, it’s a p