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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 batt
  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.
  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 bl
  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 wil
  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 fl
  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 aw
  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.

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