Woodwork

Puzzles

Handmade wooden puzzles

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.

Custom Skateboard Rack

Custom skateboard rack

Matt created this custom skateboard rack to house all of Ezra’s skateboards. Painted with ASCP in graphite and emblazoned with his initials, it keeps all of Ezra’s boards neat and organized.

Knife Box

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

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!

Christmas Boxes

Handmade wooden box

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…
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Reclaimed Wood Table

Wooden table - reclaimed wood

This table is made not only from reclaimed pallet wood, but from the scraps of other pallet wood projects.  It was a fun challenge to get the absolute MOST out of the material.  The table stands at about 2 feet tall and might be perfect for holding up a couple beverages on a deck, dock or patio.

Up-Cycled Window Box

Upcycled window box

Old windows + old pallet wood + some paint and creativity = up-cycled window box. Wall mountable, or stand alone, this up-cycled window box is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Chalk painted with Folk Art paint in oatmeal.

Pizza Peel

Handmade pizza peel - custom woodwork

We love pizza!  Making it at home is even better!  So I made this pizza peel that works as a cutting/serving board as well.  Finished with a food safe mix of mineral oil and beeswax, it makes getting hot pies out of the oven safer, easier, and fun(er?)!

Another Box

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

Solid Black Walnut, with a Maple handle for the lid.

A Box for Nigel

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

For Nigel’s birthday I wanted to give him something handmade and special. This box I made from Black Walnut, Maple, and Cherry, with a cedar lining.  It features a hinged lid, movable tray and a “secret” compartment.  The day after his birthday, it was already filled with important things like pocket change (undoubtedly stolen from my jar), his wallet, a couple photos, and bubble gum.

Making the Best of a Mistake

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

Sometimes we make mistakes. While building a table from pallet wood, I was experimenting with a new technique and ended up ruining the table top. The boards were too thin for making a table, but good for making this box. So, this is how I’ve made the most of my mistake!