Projects & Plans brings you a collection of projects by our resident woodworker Stan Glover and member submitted wood craft projects. Many come with measured drawings available for viewing to registered users. So, dig through our articles for inspiration and get crafting! (To submit one of your projects, please contact us at .)
Recently, my neighbor completely gutted his kitchen for a complete renovation. This included flooring, cabinets, counter tops and lighting. Not one to pass up an opportunity, I asked him what he had planned to do with his cabinet doors and within a few minutes I was carrying back a stash of cabinet doors to my workshop. I had seen some cabinet door re-purposing projects on the net and thought I would give it a shot. Find below 3 coat rack projects that I completed in a weekend using wood cut-offs and some hooks I had laying around.
This project was the simplest one I made in just an hour or so. I added a crown molding to the top, which consisted of 2 moldings that I made from maple cut-offs that I simply glued together. I then attached the crown molding to the top with counter-sunk 1-1/2 inch screws from the top and hid the screw holes with maple wood plugs. I then attached 3 fancy hooks I had in my hardware bin. The end result looked quite elegant.
Recently, a friend was shopping for a gift for her parents who had just downsized from their house to a smaller apartment. They had always liked the fireplace they once had and were now also in need of a multimedia cabinet to house their TV/Audio equipment. So, trying to satisfy both of these needs, my friend sent me a picture she had found on the internet that seemed to do the trick.. It was a faux "fake" fireplace that doubled as a cabinet. Follow along as I convert the picture to reality.
There always seems to be a need for a decorative or functional table. With the increased popularity of using recycled and reclaimed materials in green design, building a table from reclaimed lumber can yield a very nice addition to your home decor. Follow along and see how I built this relatively easy project from pine boards originally destined for the burn pile.
My niece’s daughter loves her dolls. Not only does she spend a lot of time lugging them around wherever she goes, she also has a daycare and school room at home where she can keep an eye on them. One day, I was going through my stockpile of lumber and dug out an old solid maple desk top I had salvaged for use on a rainy day. Although it wasn’t raining on the day I decided to do something with it, I was able to build this doll pendulum cradle with no other materials than the donor desk top. Follow along and see the transformation.