2×4 Bench, Rustic Strength

Finally finished this bench I’d been slowly working on. This was the second attempt at a similar design. Both found homes with friends. The first one will live near a firepit and this one will end up inside as a bench near an entrance. Final size is about 33″ wide by 16″ tall. The wood […]

A Cutting Board, A Cut

A Cutting Board Finished this cutting board yesterday. Made from oak and walnut. I love the grain on this, it’s wild and varied and unexpected. Measures about 8″x12″ with rounded corners and two usable sides. The knot at the top is filled in with clear epoxy, which worked well and is a nice detail. I’m […]

Charcuterie Board

For Thanksgiving we volunteered to bring a charcuterie board. Naturally that meant I needed to make the actual board itself in addition to us bringing the things that went on it. Here’s the front and back of the finished board. Determining which is the front and which is the back is left as an exercise […]

Live Edge Table

My friend, Kyle, needed a table for an upcoming performance art show related to playing and running tabletop games. He wanted a table that could act as a physical document of play. The table as a sort of participant in the games. After his shows he’ll be using it for running other games over the […]

Success metrics

Arguably the single most important part of any project that everyone skips is defining what makes a project successful. The Traps to Avoid Doing so focuses the project and, more importantly, will help you ignore three big traps: Taking on other people’s definitions of success. Never finishing. Grabbing onto tantalizing data that don’t actually support […]

Tiny candle holders

This past week at the farmer’s market Cobblestone Farm was teaching kids traditional candle making. My daughter happily jumped in line and made two candles. Today I put together a few candle holders out of scrap wood in the shop: Walnut and Cherry from Urbanwood.

Referencing directories in WordPress themes

I needed to enqueue a handful of scripts and stylesheets in a WordPress theme and ran into much confusion between which functions to use to return what paths from the parent theme vs. the child theme. To save myself later here is the breakdown of when to use what. Basic gist is that “stylesheet” will […]