How to Make a Simple Wooden Box Shelf

How to make a simple wood box shelf
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Storage. We all need more of it. No matter how much room you have, an organized system will always top square footage.

Recently, I was looking for a way to clean up all the bottles in our liquor cabinet. It’s not that we drink too much; in fact, it’s the opposite. We buy specific products to try a new cocktail recipe. And we’ll make it once, and end up with all this extra liquid to store in perpetuity until we can figure out what to do with it.         Continue Reading

A Gorgeous Walnut Tree Stump Side Table – The Easy Way

Walnut Stump Side Table DIY
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See that round thing staring at you? That's the amputated heart of an old walnut tree that was in my backyard. It makes me sad to think about it, but two summers ago, we had to have this beauty cut down, even though it was healthy, because it was hanging dangerously over a neighbor's garage. Here's what it looks like when you chop up a perfectly good walnut tree: 


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How to Make a Modern Walnut Desk

created at: 08/10/2010

I had some left over veneered walnut from a bedside table that I designed.  I loved the look of the walnut desk from BoConcept (pictured below).  So, I decided to make a similar desk out of the left over wood.
created at: 08/11/2010

What you need:
– 3/4″ Walnut veneered plywood (from 30 to 36″ w x 54″ to 60″ long) – check for remnants
– Walnut veneer tape
– 4 polished or satin stainless steel legs
– Woodworking file
– Wood glue
– 1-1/2″ Walnut veneer edge banding( Iron on recommended)
– Iron
– Low grit Sandpaper
– Teak Oil

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