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  1. DIY Rustic Wine Glass Rack and Coffee Mug Holder

    Project Showcase
    Not my first project by any means, but the first project I chose to film while building to help showcase the projects I tackle. It is not the most complicated project either - but I have seen a lot of people posting their cool projects and wanted to share my first dual build + filmed...
  2. Aging Wood and Cat Urine

    Wood Finishing
    First things first. I'm new in the forum, so hello everyone and thanks in advance for your advices. My project is aging raw pine stairs. I'm on the samples phase still, but close to a final decission. Following some advices of the knowledge base articles fom another wood website (and a lot of...
  3. New members here

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Nathan and my wife and I just recently started a business creating rustic style wood works using up-cycled materials. We have joined this thread hoping to gain a welcome to the world or woodworkers and to get some great tips to help my skill grow. We are based out of the...
  4. 2x4 Side Table

    Project Showcase
    This project was made with two 2x4s and two solid wood round discs. Although it’s hard to see in the photos, the pillar has a unique shape due to the v-notched 2x4s. This design is very sturdy and should hold about anything you would like to place on it. Build Instructions...
  5. custom shelf into rustic log

    Wood Carving
    I am in need for ideas... I have a special piece of wood that I have carved out into a hollow frame. I want to make a kid bookshelf for my firstborn child. My first instinct was to dado the shelves in with a router and jig, but my router will not fit. I am not sure if I can chisel a straight...
  6. Rustic End Table

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    This End Table matches the shelf from a few weeks ago – see last step of video. As with the shelf, the design is simple, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $25). As with the shelf, the design is very beefy and should hold up to any abuse you would like to throw at it. Video of...
  7. Rustic Book Shelf or TV Stand

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    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9WLCiOWQRk Build Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Rustic-Book-Shelf-or-TV-stand/
  8. Simple Desk

    Project Showcase
    This is a modified version of the desk from the Ana White website. Keeping with my upcycled theme, this project was built from the top of an old desk. If you prefer, the top can be made from 2x12s. I’ve also included a quick video of the build along with a PDF version of the plans. Build...
  9. Pallet End Table

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    Simple project. Build Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-End-Table/ Video of build: http://youtu.be/kVAYXVGiL_8
  10. Pallet Wood Painting - South Carolina

    Project Showcase
    Simple project to do with the kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-Painting/
  11. How to keep saw marks when finishing rough sawed wood

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I have some lovely old wood boards purchased from an estate sale. Each one is 3" thick, a foot wide, and over 4 ft long. On one side they still have the rough circular saw marks from when they were milled. I want to turn them into something, maybe a TV stand, and I want them smooth enough to be...
  12. An Indian from Paris.....

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I found this forum while looking for some help regarding joinery... and I am sure glad to see so many people discussing this topic. I started woodworking while staying in a wildlife sanctuary in the Himalayas (India).... mostly rustic furniture for my home use... Recently I have...
  13. How to work with slice of pine log

    General Woodworking Discussion
    My kids were at a lumberjack competition this weekend, and they were giving away slices that they cut from a pine log. My kids brought home two. I thought they would look pretty turned into rustic table tops with a clear coat of polyurethane. But I've never worked with raw wood before. I...
  14. Hello Fellow Artisans, I am a new member from Central Idaho

    New Member Introductions
    I go by roughnrustic within the forum, which pinpoints what i do. 99% of the jobs i do are rustic. I live & work in a mountainous/touristy community, so most people who live here and visit really like the whole rustic style, so i have over time specialized in this style & i love it. I design &...
  15. Rustic Cedar Table

    Project Showcase
    Hey Everyone I just joined the forum. I'd love some feedback on this table. I had a short cedar board so I decided to make a small table out of it. Here's what it turned into. It's nothing too special but it has a nice rustic look. I'm pretty new to woodworking and I'm considering selling...
  16. Extreme Birdhouse # 44

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    Hi everyone , here is my latest Extreme Birdhouse .This house is made from 100 year old reclaimed barn wood .It is 5 ft wide , 7 ft tall and has a built in bird bath in the roof . The railings are all made from 1/4" steel. A few weeks ago i was contacted by a magazine called Birds and Blooms...
  17. Rustic Arbor

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    Hi everyone , here is my latest outdoor project . This arbor is made from discarded pine branches that were headed to the fire pit . It is 7 ft square and 13 ft high .