Small Projects


Rope Rug Fabric Unspooler

Since last fall, Linda has been sewing beautiful rope rugs with fabric colors and patterns lovingly selected to fit with each recipient’s preferences and decor. For each rug, over 800 linear inches of 2-1/2″ wide batting and fabric are folded over and sewn into a rope form. The long rope […]


Diane’s Seed Box

A gift for our friend, Diane, this seed box incorporated several small-project techniques that are relatively new to the Marietta Wood Works shop. Resawing stock provided 1/2″ and 1/4″ thick components in keeping with the scale of the overall project. Temporary painter’s tape hinges did a good job keeping components […]


Binocular Shelf

With our bird feeders out the back door, and the neighbor’s hay field beyond, there is a lot of wildlife to see. We kept our binoculars handy, sitting on the window ledge until Linda came up with the idea for a small shelf mounted in a perfect spot next to […]


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 […]