Monday, February 29, 2016

Shooting Bench Made From Reclaimed Wood

This bench was constructed using free wood picked up from an ad on Craigslist.  

This design was adapted based on plans found here:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sewing Table with Folding Leaves

Sewing Table with dual folding leaves for compact storage

Past Projects

A sampling of past projects from Dick's Workshop

Sturdy 2x4 Furniture

  • Bench

  • Chair, table and bench

  • Tables

Stool to match Kitchen Island from previous build


Friday, January 22, 2016

2x4 Nightstands

The first of a matching set of 2x4 nightstands.  Sturdy construction with a rustic yet formal design.

With flash 

 Without flash

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Kitchen Island

This kitchen island was based initially on a plan posted on

Using those plans, we: 
  • Changed the bottom two drawers into one big one 
  • Changed the right side cabinet into a tip-out garbage bin
  • Added a drop-leaf  

Reclaimed wood was used where possible and available.

The cabinet structure takes shape:

The first drawers go in... with reclaimed fronts

Drawers and cabinet door assembled, installed and adjusted

All drawers and cabinets in place, and painted

Trimming the doors. Towel rack installed.  

All hardware in place.  Went with oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

Used heavy duty EVERBILT hinges to support the drop leaf

Island with unfinished top in place

Finished product with leaf up

Front view with leaf up

Back view with leaf down