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  2. I'm no wood worker, just a DIY hack who wants to be one when he grows up. I bought the DW618PKB 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start from Home Depot last year. I haven't done a lot with it so far, but I do like it. I plan on making a DIY router table and installing the fixed base in it, but that'll have to be later. I've had the corded Rigid circular saw for a while, and I'd give it a thumbs up. Also, I got a cordless Ryobi drill/impact driver set a few years back...and later got a Ryobi multi-tool and hammer drill, that all use the same batteries. They are pretty handy. If you don't have an impact driver ....get one. I have no idea why I had never gotten one all these years. I still use an old Dewalt compound miter saw that's about 25 years old. Still kickin'.
  3. Very cool. Love reclaimed projects. I'm using the old kitchen cabinets from my house as base units for my miter saw worktable. I got a free "entertainment center" that is basically two cut down pallets with a 2x4 support structure and i'm going to make it into a large rolling workstation.
  4. It’s a new build. And boy have a learned a few things. It’s 6/4 red oak top (basically trailer lumber) all air dried. The base is my favorite. Reclaimed piles from an RJ Reynolds warehouse in North Carolina. It is longleaf pine.
  5. That table looks great. Did you refinish it or is it a new build??
  6. Yes, little bit ambitious, but i've got about $100 in lumber and that's all other than my time. Better to me than dropping $1,500+ on something at a store. I'll update with pics once i'm done.
  7. Dang that’s ambitious! I’m super interested in how this turns out!
  8. I decided a couple months ago to build my own chaise lounge sectional from 2x6s and recycle the springs and back supports from the old chaise and sofa I had that was probably 15 years old. I built the ottoman last weekend and designed it so it will fit up against the sectional basically creating a queen size bed. I am going to use the ottoman as storage as well so i'll be installing a cushioned top that will lift up. I'm going to stain the oak inserts, and then paint the whole thing 'carbonized' which is a charcoal grey. I am recycling the cushions from the old chaise lounge and sofa. I'm going to recover those in a light grey and then get multi colored throw pillows.. I didn't want the natural wood tone b/c of the walnut flooring. I will use multiple color tones from the multicolored slate tiles in the kitchen and entry to bring it all together.
  9. Hopefully, you were able to reclaim some of that hard wood flooring.
  10. Anxious to get my tax refund so i can get the metal work done for my upper shelves.
  11. The house I lived the first 21 years of my life in has recently been purchased by HfH in Jackson. Through a series of fortunate connections, I have been granted access to my old house to reclaim what I can before it’s demolished. They have decided it to be easier and cheaper to just build a new house. So after almost 25 years(we moved out Feb 15, 1995), I started to process yesterday. I had hella mixed emotions. The house has some excellent wood it the flooring. I’ll keep y’all appraised of my progress.
  12. Awesome work man! Love the love edge windowsill!
  13. I have no idea why I stopped getting notifications here. Beautiful wood, @tgr4lfe!
  14. Minor progress as i've been working on some woodworking projects for clients. I fabricated a replacement window ledge from a slab of live edge black walnut then some heavy coats of clear 3x polyurethane. Treated the live edge with a wood hardner before using the polyurethane. I then decided to tile the entry way so no direct water on the laminate floating wood flooring. I've started on the walnut finish laminate wood floating floors as well. and i've built the frame for surfacing the back of the peninsula and stove. I changed out the 2x4s with pallet wood so it would blend in better with the the pallet wood and used a 3/8' piece of plywood to attach the pallet wood that i'm going to use to cover the back of the cabinet and stove. The two vertical pieces are for a some flip up lockable hinges that i'm going to attach a walnut slab to as a flip up bar top. When folded down it will almost be flush with the pallet wood back but obviously pop out once a clear coat is applied like the window ledge. The rectangular framing at the bottom will be a foot rest. The face of it will be covered in recycled tin roofing, capped on top with pallet wood. My upper shelves are going to be walnut slabs as well that will sit on square galvanized tubing. I'm having to save up to do those as i'm going to have them welded. At least that's my plan as of now, but i might revert back to the round pipe kits from amazon that run about $70-$80/ set of 2 that will be a lot less expensive, but the wended square tubing is much more the look i want.
  15. That sucks. I love doing it. I'm hoping that within a year or so, maybe less, i can do the woodworking and remodeling full time. I just have to get my new work shop up and organized. Its got to be wired and insulated and all that, plus new tools. Here are some updated pics. I've got a stove but i freaking cracked teh glass top unloading it so that is a $300 part (unless someone here has a connection for appliance parts). Next is to start saving up and buying the metal pipe for the upper shelves. I think i'm going to get the square pipe welded and i'm doing the walnut shelves that i will fabricate myself from slabs. I'm going to be installing new floating wood floor in the rest of the downstairs that has a walnut finish as well. I'll get that done next as i steadily buy the pipe materials. I'm going to make a light fixture for the kitchen from moonshine mason jars and walnut as well to replace that stupid ceiling fan, but utilizing the light bulb sockets and LED bulbs that are in it.
  16. My knees won't let me do the up and down stuff any more ….so I am envious of what you are doing. I can still do shop work but nothing serious like what you are doing now. Great work....and a good crew to help too.....keep us posted.....
  17. Completely understand! Measure, cut, cuss, force it to fit. That's my woodworking motto
  18. I do some wood working on the side and completed this LED table lamp just before i bought the house. It is from a 3"x4" piece of poplar ( i think). This was a skid from a large pallet. These were the best pallets i've found for making furniture. The skids were 3"x4", and the slats were 1 1/8"x5.25". I just sold this one and i'm ready to start on the next ones. I've got a block of white oak, another piece of poplar, and a couple pieces of walnut to create some new ones from. The walnut one is going to be for my own house
  19. Love using materials like this!! These are the walnut slabs i'm using for my kitchen upper shelves and flip up bar. I also cut the kitchen window ledge out of one of the slabs to replace the marble piece.
  20. Sooo, i haven't been on AUF in quite awhile b/c i bought a house and closed May 17th and have been renovating. Just now seeing this DIY club and so had to jump right in since i do woodworking and love DIY. My design idea was what I call Rustic Modern, lol, wood, metal tones, but with color and modern features. I flipped around the layout of the kitchen to add the peninsula moving the stove to the peninsula side, shifted the dishwasher location and moved the fridge location. This has added a LOT more counter and cabinet space than the previous layout. I have done multi colored slate tile floor, more modern looking lower cabinets, pallet wood countertops with poured epoxy resin finish. My uppers will be open shelving style, galvanized pipe with walnut shelves. The back side of the peninsula will be finished with pallet wood and feature a flips up walnut slab bar on lockable hinges. The walnut bar slab will fold down into the pallet wood creating a visual "art piece" with the walnut appearing inlaid in the pallet wood wall and have a foot rest at the bottom, possibly finished off with tin. Anyway, I moved in, still not finished renovating the weekend of June 16th. I am redoing the kitchen completely, repainting the living room and redoing the flooring on the lower level which will include living room, master bedroom and closet/storage room. Here are couple of pics from the day i closed and a pic of the kitchen (from the listing) as i didn't take a pic of it before i started demo. Then a couple of the pics of when i started the demo. I'll post more pics of the progress before i show you what it is looking like now as i'm VERY close to having the kitchen done. I've pretty much been doing all of this by myself. I did have help with the mud work b/c i suck at doing the finish mud coats and i had help from an electrician doing some wiring, adding two outlets, moving the range outlet, and adding lines for under shelf LEDs. Here are some of the initial pics and the work progress....I'll give folks a few days to see these before i post more of the progression pics of base cabinet installation, and countertop build and epoxy pour.
  21. You guys would have laughed your butts off today.....working on phase II of my project and building a printer cabinet with storage, etc. and it took me 20 minutes and four cuts to complete a small piece of trim to my satisfaction. Cut and fit....and fit and cut.....that old adage of measure twice and cut once was not nearly enough as I tried to get this thing right. Sometimes you just have to keep at it until you are satisfied....but came out well and I just kept the spoiled pieces and will use the wood somewhere else. As long as a project is underway, I never thrown and scrap wood away. ...never know when it will be just what you need.
  22. Maybe time to paint the garage floor a nice battleship gray..
  23. If it hadn't been the garage, I'd probably still be fighting it. I might go back to it with some paint thinner or the pressure washer at some point... maybe...
  24. My lifelong fear.....dropped a few but fortunately most have hit with the bottom down....and nothing serious to clean up.
  25. That's good to hear. Totally agreed on the usefulness. The house we bought has them in the kitchen and they're a game changer in those below-counter pots'n'pans cabinets.