Top Construction & Oil Finish | The Big Finish | Sideboard Pt 11
Posted on 02/12/2024

Top Construction & Oil Finish | The Big Finish | Sideboard Pt 11

Constructing the top and finishing the Sideboard with tung oil and citrus solvent.As the Sideboard Series comes to a close, we’ll embark on the Top Construction & Oil Finish. The top is really just a large walnut panel. I like to use Dominos to help keep the panels aligned curing the glueup though t

Sawtooth Standards | Door Coves & Adjustable Shelves | Sideboard Pt 10
Posted on 02/02/2024

Sawtooth Standards | Door Coves & Adjustable Shelves | Sideboard Pt 10

Add detail to the sliding doors with a finger hold & sawtooth standards for adjustable shelves.Before starting on the sawtooth standards, we’ll need to add a detail to the sliding doors that I nearly forgot about: finger holds. To make sure the door has something to grip, we’ll simply add a cove to

Dimpled Texture | Drawer Fronts | Sideboard Pt 9
Posted on 01/20/2024

Dimpled Texture | Drawer Fronts | Sideboard Pt 9

Don’t miss the pre-order price for Philip Morley’s Tambour Record Console course. Price goes up February 9th!These aren’t your average drawer fronts! We’ll make the front from two pieces and create an integrated pull by creating a relief where the two pieces join. We’ll also create a dimpled texture

Dovetail Jigs are Back, Baby! | Drawer Boxes | Sideboard Pt 8
Posted on 01/10/2024

Dovetail Jigs are Back, Baby! | Drawer Boxes | Sideboard Pt 8

Time to construct the drawers. The drawer boxes will be dovetailed using a good old dovetail jig!It’s time to construct the drawers. I haven’t used my dovetail jig in a while so I blew off the dust, read the manual, and knocked out all of the drawer joints in short order. The jig I like to use is t

Look Ma, Patinaed Copper & Live Edge | Sliding Doors | Sideboard Pt 7
Posted on 01/02/2024

Look Ma, Patinaed Copper & Live Edge | Sliding Doors | Sideboard Pt 7

Sliding doors are incredibly fun to make, especially when they involve fire and copper!In this part of the Sideboard series we’ll focus on the Patinaed Copper and Live Edge Sliding Doors. The sliding doors will be constructed using a strip of patinaed copper and live edge walnut veneer. We’ll cut ou

The Other Dovetail | Sliding Dovetails | Sideboard Series Pt 6
Posted on 12/18/2023

The Other Dovetail | Sliding Dovetails | Sideboard Series Pt 6

Cutting and finessing the sliding dovetails on our dividers. We'll also add some additional support to help prevent sag.I’ll attach the internal dividers of the sideboard to the case using sliding dovetails. Firstly, I’ll make the female portion of the joint. Using a router, a 14 degree Dovetail Bit

Dividers | Shop-Sawn Veneered Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 5
Posted on 12/13/2023

Dividers | Shop-Sawn Veneered Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 5

Making shop-sawn veneered panels for the cabinet dividers.I’m going to make the case dividers from shop-sawn veneered panels, primarily for stability. A veneered panel is much less likely to expand and contract with changes in humidity compared to one made from solid wood. When it comes to casework,

Extra Walnut, Extra Fun! | Web Frames & Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 3
Posted on 12/04/2023

Extra Walnut, Extra Fun! | Web Frames & Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 3

The top and bottom of the main case feature solid web frames and solid wood panels.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMou

Crotch For Days! | Side Panels & Grooves | Sideboard Series Pt 2
Posted on 11/28/2023

Crotch For Days! | Side Panels & Grooves | Sideboard Series Pt 2

Cutting the grooves and preparing the crotch panels for the side assemblies.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMouse Card

All About That Grain! | Legs and Rails | Sideboard Series Pt 1
Posted on 11/22/2023

All About That Grain! | Legs and Rails | Sideboard Series Pt 1

Selecting the stock and milling the legs and rails for the side assemblies.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMouse Card

So Much Extra! | Walnut & Copper Sideboard
Posted on 11/22/2023

So Much Extra! | Walnut & Copper Sideboard

Making one of my most challenging projects yet, the walnut and copper sideboard.$40-off Carver Mat frames with code WHISPERER (expires 11/28 – terms & conditions apply)Looking for the extended version playlist? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink B

A Feast for the Eyes! | Walk-in Dream Closet Part 2
Posted on 10/13/2023

A Feast for the Eyes! | Walk-in Dream Closet Part 2

The Walk-In Dream Closet concludes with the construction of the lower chest of drawers, the upper three-door cabinet, as well as the associated drawer fronts and doors. I’ll even show you a great technique for attaching drawer fronts.These smaller two pieces will be constructed differently than the

Her Clothes Fell Off the Wall | Walk-In Dream Closet Part 1
Posted on 08/21/2023

Her Clothes Fell Off the Wall | Walk-In Dream Closet Part 1

Making my wife a dream closet to replace the builder grade wire shelving.Have you ever considered converting your builder-grade closet into a Walk-In Dream Closet? I’ve wanted to tackle a project like this for a long time and now I finally have the opportunity. But first, a little story.After moving

Modifying a Builtin – I Did it for the Kids!
Posted on 08/26/2022

Modifying a Builtin – I Did it for the Kids!

Modifying an older built-in to accommodate a large modern 4k TV.When we moved into our new house, one of the first jobs I wanted to do was modifying a builtin. The family room featured a large builtin entertainment center that was clearly made for an old bulky CRT TV. These days, we can get much lar

The Littleton Console
Posted on 08/12/2022

The Littleton Console

A beautiful console cabinet made from Sapele, Ambrosia Maple, and Ebony.This was one of my favorite projects of the year. It’s a small cabinet intended to go beneath a wall-mounted television in my mom’s house. Made from Sapele, Ambrosia Maple, and Ebony, it’s full of woodworking challenges and desi

Craft Cart – The Kids Love It!
Posted on 04/29/2022

Craft Cart – The Kids Love It!

A simple and functional craft cart that will help keep your kitchen table clean!If you have kids and you have a kitchen table, it’s very likely that table will be used for craft projects…… constantly. We’re often making a mad dash to clean the table just to make room for dinner. The craft cart we ha

My Most Challenging Project in Years! | Veneered Pantry Cabinet
Posted on 06/25/2021

My Most Challenging Project in Years! | Veneered Pantry Cabinet

A veneered pantry cabinet featuring continuous grain.My mom has a fairly small condo with limited storage space, so she requested a standing vertical pantry cabinet to help provide more room for kitchen items and food. I honestly wasn’t super excited about the project since it was just a cabinet wit

Outfeed Assembly Table | Functional & Gorgeous
Posted on 02/17/2021

Outfeed Assembly Table | Functional & Gorgeous

A mobile table that serves as a tablesaw outfeed table as well as an ample assembly table.The HistoryA project like this Outfeed Assembly Table makes me realize just how long I’ve been doing this whole woodworking thing. I’ve had multiple assembly and outfeed tables throughout the years. Here are th

Kids Library
Posted on 07/08/2020

Kids Library

A little library for the neighborhood kids to enjoy.We have a lot of kids in our neighborhood and Nicole thought it would be fun to put out a bunch of books for them to enjoy. She’s been storing the books in a plastic tote and has been asking me to make a nice water-tight library for months. Unfortu

Fancy Workbench Cabinet With String Inlay
Posted on 01/04/2020

Fancy Workbench Cabinet With String Inlay

A workbench cabinet that will last for generations!I’m very lucky to have a large open wall behind my workbench. This is the place where I store most of my hand tools. There’s really nothing easier than simply reaching behind the bench to grab a plane a chisel, so I never felt inclined to build a st

Greene & Greene Inspired Entry Bench w/ Storage
Posted on 08/22/2019

Greene & Greene Inspired Entry Bench w/ Storage

A stylish entry bench with ample storage.This is an entry bench that makes a strong statement. Made from mahogany in the Greene & Greene style, this entry bench with storage is sturdy enough to sit on and features ample storage for blankets, shoes, coats, or whatever stuff you might want to shove in

Hall Tree Storage Bench
Posted on 07/02/2019

Hall Tree Storage Bench

A Hall Tree Storage Bench with cubbies and plenty of room for storage.For full plans and the entire video series, check out the Wood Whisperer Guild.With a family of four, it doesn’t take long for a laundry room or mudroom space to become out of control. Jackets, hats, shoes, and gloves are strewn a

Media Credenza, Now with More Crotch!
Posted on 04/08/2019

Media Credenza, Now with More Crotch!

A fun design and a great opportunity to incorporate beautiful walnut grain.I have been on the hunt for a Media Credenza design for over a year now and nothing really tickled my fancy. That is until I came across a cabinet in Mike Pekovich’s IG feed that he made with a student, Sean Montague. Turns o