Thursday, December 25, 2014

Everyone's getting a cutting board

For Christmas this year, I made everyone cutting boards.  There all edge grain boards, made from cherry, maple, and walnut.

I think I made 24 total and gave away all but 3, so I felt like Oprah and that car episode.
"You're getting a cutting board!  You're getting a cutting board!   Everyone's getting a cutting board!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Bathroom mirror

We installed a double sink and vanity in our bathroom, so I needed to enlarge the existing bathroom mirror / medicine cabinet.  The old medicine cabinet was also in poor shape.

I mimicked the old mirror moldings, but I made it a split medicine cabinet, so we each could have our own shelves.  I bought the mirrors from a local shop and made the frame.  I added an outlet on the inside also.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New back door with custom stained glass transom

Our old back door and door jamb looked like swiss cheese around the locks and leaked air all around.  The existing transom was rather plain also.  I replaced the door and jambs and installed a custom stained glass transom above the door.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mom's new Coffee Table


To finish off my mom's living room, I made her a coffee table.  Same style, made out of cherry with a linseed oil finish.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Master Bedroom Closet doors

Our bedroom closets are 6' wide on the inside, but only have a 30" door.  

So we had the door opening widened to 4', and I installed two 24" doors.  Finding the same moulding was a pain, but we lucked out and found two salvaged 24" doors which match our house's style for $10 each from Rebuild Warehouse in Alexandria.  And oh yeah, the walls were far from square.