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Cabinet Woodworking

The Chap’s Frame

“Right, so there’s no school for the foreseeable future. What can you do with your time?” Like every parent of school-age children, we needed to spend the Spring and early Summer keeping our boy, aka The Chap, occupied with educational activities. School gave out a steady stream of things to do, and he kept on […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

Laundry

A couple of years ago we got a new cat. He was a smashing, lively cat, whose arrival immediately set a timer on the demise of our wicker laundry basket. His claws needed maintenance, and that was his preferred means of manicure (caticure?) I had only a limited time to build a slightly less easily […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

The Boot Rack

I try to make sure the things I build serve a practical purpose. On this occasion my wife said, “I need somewhere to store shoes in the bedroom”. This was very true. Shoes do tend to occupy prominent positions around the house. The idea was to make something that could blend into a corner of […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy’s Desk – part 3

I built a desk in my son’s room. This is how it came together. In Part 1, I described the planning process. Part 2 covered the tasks of cutting out the desk pieces from the block board countertop. In this part, I get to talk about the assembly… The build began with a round of […]