Book/curio shelf

I’m passionate about giving castoffs new life. This shelf is made from a discarded pile of survey sticks and wood left in a field to rot, plus some maple veneer shelving rescued from another garbage pile. This junk – this garbage – has life again. Hopefully it’ll continue to live.

The wood is either pine or spruce and maple veneer plywood. Joinery is mortise and tenon, rabbet and dado. The unit measures 10″D x 22″W x 44″H. It’s finished with several coats of linseed oil.

I’ve added a hidden compartment just because it’s cool.

bookshelf with secret compartment
book/curio shelf

Two wolf heads

I do a lot of scroll sawing – this is one of my recent projects. It’s done on a De Walt 788 scroll saw. The wood is beechnut.

wolf head

Curved oak staircase

I removed the carpet from the old stairs, cut off the front bullnose and installed oak plugs where the bullnose was on the stringers. I then made templates of the stairs on paper and transferred them to oak boards. I used a Festool domino to join different sizes of oak. Both sides were rounded with a router. I made the stair treads slightly larger and planed and sanded down to the exact size. I finished the stairs with a dark stained and topcoat.

Oak stairs
staining oak stairs

Wooden jewelry box

Both boxes are 4-1/2″ x 8″ x 12″ and made from figured maple and walnut. The finish is wipe-on gloss Minwax.

jewelry box

jewelry box

1951 Ford fire truck

This started from the Toys and Toys plan, I got carried away a… built and designed using pictures from the web.

Fire truck

fire truck