Yearly Archives: 2015


Lumber Rack

My dad’s words “Build it sturdy!” led me to run my seven 2×4 uprights to pressure treated sleepers on the floor. My barn was built with advanced framing techniques, so the wall studs are 2x6s on 24 inch centers, covered with 5/8 inch OSB. I used short brackets to reduce […]


Walnut Shaving Holder

Eschewing modern multi-blade throwaway razors and shaving foam from an aerosol can for an old-fashioned single-edge safety razor and badger hair shaving brush, my shaving habits now conjure memories of watching my dad shave when I was a kid. A German Merkur razor and Escali shaving brush called for a […]


Drop Leaf Dining Table

The general size, shape, and placement of this dining table was planned along with the design of our house. The wall it sits against was reserved for a narrow table that could be pulled out and set up to sit six to eight people. Made of white ash, like many […]