Category: Medium Projects

  • Rob’s UPLIFT Standing Desk

    Rob’s UPLIFT Standing Desk

    The time had come to update the computer and its setup in my home office. A long overdue addition of RAM took my aging HP Pavilion tower from 8GB to 32GB and drastically improved its performance. Lesson learned and passed on. I was also having a little trouble seeing my dual monitor setup on their […]

  • Corrugated Cold Frames

    Corrugated Cold Frames

    After a long winter, it takes too much guesswork and patience to wait for the last frosty night before setting out tender plans that were started under LED grow lights in the basement back in February. In past years, we often had to deploy sheets, buckets and pots to protect plants in the garden from […]

  • Nevis’s Murphy Desk

    Nevis’s Murphy Desk

    Nevis, one of our young neighborhood friends, asked me if I would help him build a Murphy Desk to hang on the wall in his room. Of course, I said yes immediately. Doing joint projects in the workshop is one of my favorite things to do, and passing along a bit of passion and knowledge […]

  • Terri & Jeff’s Dining Room Table

    Terri & Jeff’s Dining Room Table

    This project is a custom dining room pedestal table for Terri and Jeff. One end of this bar top height table will attach to an existing kitchen island, while the main weight of the table will be supported by an eight inch, eight-sided center column with three legs and ball feet. Constructed from white ash, […]

  • Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    My home office isn’t “exactly” cluttered, and I recently rearranged it to let a lot more natural light in. So, in keeping with the improvements theme, I tackled a build that’s been in the Future Projects folder for quite awhile. Four bookcase units will be ganged together in the closet to replace the commercial wire […]

  • Face Frames and Doors

    Face Frames and Doors

    Our neighbor and friend is the general contractor on a building renovation in town that includes four apartments. He asked me to design and build custom face frames and double doors to finish off hot water heater closets in each apartment. The face frames and doors will be painted, and this project gave me a […]

  • Two Storage Benches

    Two Storage Benches

    These two storage benches were designed around the Drona fabric-covered storage bins from IKEA. Each bench will hold six bins for a total of almost eighteen cubic feet of storage capacity. These benches are about seven feet long, and are made from birch plywood and hard maple. My niece will paint them a soft white […]

  • Nine Drawer Chest

    Nine Drawer Chest

    This nine drawer chest features eight shallow drawers, perfect for organizing collections of small items. The ninth drawer at the bottom is deeper to allow for storage of larger items. The cabinet carcass is birch plywood, the drawer fronts are cherry, and the trim and miscellaneous components are hard maple. Soft close, under mount drawer […]

  • Folding Clothes Drying Rack

    Folding Clothes Drying Rack

    Linda had seen an idea for a clothes drying rack that mounted on the wall and had one set of rods that hinged down and were held in place with chains. Starting with that concept, we came up with a design that had three sets of folding rods, hidden behind bifold doors when not in […]

  • Drop Leaf Dining Table

    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 of the other pieces in […]