Builds

Plywood sleigh to display Christmas gifts

Commissioned by a friend who was inspired by a desktop ornament, this is a simple build designed display Christmas gifts. I designed the entire process from scratch, making things up as I went along,...

Jack-o-lanterns

Built with sale on Etsy in mind, these were batched out in a single day using reclaimed pallet wood. The finish was achieved using a blowtorch to scorch the surface, then stained using a...

Outdoor Dining Table

We’ve got a pergola at the end of our garden that was crying out for a table and chairs. Using the Shanty 2 Chic build as a basis, this was constructed out of nothing...

Harmony Garden Bench

The second build from The Weekend Woodworker, this is conceived to be a thing of beauty from the outset, enabling the learning woodworker to realise that you can create things of beauty with even...

Goal motivation display

Less of a build, and more an assembly of suitable components, this Raspberry Pi-powered display cycles though a series screens, each of which features one of our yearly resolutions, designed to remind us of...

Wildcat incident tracker

Wildcat is a simple tool designed to track our cat’s behaviour as she settles into life with us. Inspired by the “xx days since last incident” signs often seen in factories, the device features...

California Casual Patio Table

The first project from The Weekend Woodworker course by Steve Ramsey, this build was an easy introduction to woodworking using little more than a drill, driver, and mitre saw, along with six 1x3s and...

BMW (Basic Mobile Workbench)

Although technically not the first project in The Weekend Woodworker course, no self-respecting woodworker can be without a workbench. Presented as a bonus project within the course, I built this first as it allowed...