Small Projects


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 […]