The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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homemade desk

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homemade desk base is make of 2 separate pieces make of 2×4's top is boarded with poplar and the middle is hardwood flooring with a glass top. i started to make this for a bigger room at an old house and moved i wish now I made it a little smaller but it still trued out great.



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Walnut dining table

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Walnut dining tableMy most recent completed project is this walnut dining table. It's roughly 8ft long and 3.5ft wide.
The legs are steel, which I painted with a semi-gloss black paint.
The top was finished with two coats of Rubio-monocoat and one of wax.I decided to use this simple build as an opportunity to develop my hand tool skills.
Jointing the boards proved to be quite the exercise both in patience and physically.Overall I'm pleased with the end result and love how the walnut looks in the sun.



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Marquetry Medal Display

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Marquetry Medal DisplayLooking at my project page I realized I have not posted anything since 2017! My LJ buddy “justoneofme” has been encouraging me to post some more so here goes1
I had some Irish dancing medals of my Dad's and wanted to display them with the justice they deserved. I created our family coat of arms in marquetry and displayed the medals around it. Some of these medals date back to 1937. I think my Dad would have liked what I did. I am going to get the display professionally framed.



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