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  • Slabbing a Big Red Oak Butt Log

    My friend, Brandon, brought me this log from a removal job he was doing. The log has a diameter of 4′ at the base, tapers to about 3′, and flares back out to 4′ at the top. The tree was removed from a front yard......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Dec 6, 2018

    I’ve been taking it a bit slow after the sideboard marathon. I’ve been working on a video about my background in woodworking and I’ve been working on a lumber drying video. In the shop, I started making a batch of charcuterie boards from firewood....

  • Shaker Inspired Walnut Sideboard with Sequential Crotch Panels

    Check out the Sideboard Project in The Guild:

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Nov 30, 2018

    This week I finished up the sideboard just in time for Thanksgiving and while my Dad was in town we spent some time out back slabbing up a big red oak log....

  • Red Oak Countertop for my Parents’ Laundry Room

    My dad asked me to make a counter top for their laundry room. He said to make it out of anything, it just needed to fit the dimensions provided. I had a stack of 13′ red oak slabs and the narrowest one was a good......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – November 14, 2018

    Busy week! In the shop I made good progress on the sideboard by getting the doors built and mostly installed. I also made all the knobs for the doors and drawers. I have a lot of slabs to stack so while I was applying finish......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – November 5, 2018

    Getting the last large items taken care of on the sideboard. I built and installed the adjustable shelf system and got started on the doors. I also picked up a Huot drill cabinet at an auction which has made my twist drill organization so much......

  • Slabbing a Clumpy Sugar Maple

    This time we’re slabbing up a sugar maple with a lot of limbs clumped towards the middle of the log. The tree was also tapped for maple syrup during its life so we see the results of that....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Oct 26, 2018

    This week I finished up the drawers on the side board and spent some time working through my smaller logs out on the mill....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Oct 15, 2018

    The sideboard case is all assembled and done. Isn’t prefinishing great like that? Next up are the drawer fronts which I am working on fitting to their openings....

  • Sliding Burl Lid Box

    A small box made from thermally modified ash with a live edge sliding cherry burl lid and box elder splines. Inspired by Faisal Malik Design

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Oct 5, 2018

    I’ve been away for a bit due to childcare issues but I have been moving the sideboard project forward over the past few weeks....

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