Using reclaimed hardware from an old barn, Matt created custom barn doors to divide our garage into “his” workshop, and “my” paint shop. Unfortunately my side has been taken over by outdoor furniture, bikes, and junk. Approximate size: 6′ tall by 8′ wide.
This was an overdue gift for a good friend living overseas. I finished it a while ago, but wanted to wait until she received it before posting anything here and ruining the surprise. A box inside a box, with another gift inside the inside box.
Matt was recently commissioned to make a custom record box which will serve as a wedding gift. It turned out beautifully. Made from pallet wood with his hand tools. Lined with black fleece and finished with stain and polyurethane.
I recently purchased a book of puzzles to build. These two were my first built from the plans within. Making puzzles is definitely a good way to practice precision, accuracy, and consistency in the shop.
I thought I would make a box for my dad, to keep his old combat knife in. I miscalculated the interior dimensions though, so needed to make a second one of the proper size. Not a terrible mistake though, as the other box holds other small items and looks just as nice as the gift given to my dad!
I made a couple boxes for Christmas gifts this year. Here they are! This watch box features a glass lid for displaying a man’s fancy watches, as well as a special place underneath for keeping rings and other small valuables. I made it with oak (stained dark) and maple.
This jewelry box was made specifically for hanging necklaces while still fitting on the shelf of a young lady’s desk. It is somewhat rustic looking with it’s box joints and brass hardware. I made it from some hardwood pallet wood, that I think may be cherry, but I am not certain. I’m really happy with the instant heirloom look this piece took when it was finally done and rubbed down with a bit of tung oil.