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My completed projects
This album holds photos of some of my completed works. I am very much a novice but with each project I learn multiple new tricks and improve on my old tricks. I will take credit for this much though, that each project you see here is either completely of my own design and planning, or sometimes borrows inspiration from things seen elsewhere, but is in no way a copy, and with each project here absolutely no plans were followed. At most I jotted a few primary overall measurements down to work from as I went and was mostly free to just create during the building of these items. Enjoy!
This is one of the very first projects I attempted. I had a bit of scrap poplar from a home remodeling job I did, and I also bought some 1x4 pine...
A shelf I built for my wife. Unfinished as it is, since it's my first piece of this type I thought it deserved a place here. I made it to hold a...
Side image of the shelf. Made from simple pine 1x12. None of the shelves were fitted in dadoes. Instead, wooden cleats were cut and brad nailed and...
This bed was made from the ground up but all you can see is the headboard. Again, someday it will be finished but for now we're sleeping in it. Posts...
A sign made for my brother's bowling pro shop. This hangs outside the entrance door in the bowling alley where he runs his shop. Made from 2x10 for...
A gift for my sister. I started out making these snowmen to sell, and as you can see by this album I have made several but so far they've all been...
Another snowman. This one was actually first painted with indoor latex FLAT paint and then simply sealed with clear spray paint over this. It has...
This pair was actually sold for $80. Here they are residing in front of their new home as yard Christmas decorations.
Snowmen on a stick! These go out in the yard. Made from 1x12 and then painted and sealed using clear spray paint. Seems to work well and turn weather...
The rod rack holds 10 rods, 5 in front and 5 in back.
My first paying piece! I built this fishing rod rack from pine 1x6 and 2x4, just basic construction lumber. Brad nailed and glued butt joint...
My sign over the door of my wood shop. My shop is in the basement of my home. This sign is on the front of my house. It was made with a Milescraft...
The plaque before the hardware was installed.
A gift for my mother. This was a set of measuring spoons I bought for her in a gift shop at the hotel by a lake where we went for a Christmas tree...
It can't all just be about woodworking for me. I like to work with multiple materials. Here you see an electric socket adapted to fit a non-electric...
Close up of the lantern.
It works!
This was a gift for my sister. Made from left over poplar from the train display cabinet, it has a votive candle lantern on it that I converted into...
The trophy with the lights turned down.
A gift for my brother. He earned a trophy for a high bowling game so I made an LED lighted display for it. Made from only a 2x8 and then stained and...
Simple country snowman couple made from 1x12 with 2x8 blocks for the base. My wife made the scarves and hat bands and I hand painted them. They were...
Close up of the cabinet. It was made to allow a plexiglass cover to slide in from the right side between the face frame and main body. Joinery to...
This was a display cabinet built to house a very expensive collection of 21 electric train engines for my father-in-law. Made from poplar, finished...
 
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