BLACK+DECKER Giveaway and How to Install a Window Valance

Posted by John on June 13th, 2016

(This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER, but the content and the opinions expressed here are my own) So it’s been a while since my last blog post, mostly because I’ve been hard at work on CabinetsfromScratch.com.  If I’m not writing blog posts, it usually means I’m not working on the house.  Consequently, my honey-do list […]

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Miter Saw Stand Plans

Posted by John on October 6th, 2015

This weekend I’m going to start filming my new course on how to build kitchen cabinets.  As part of the preparation for that project, I decided to add a much-needed miter saw stand to my workbench inventory.  Having a miter saw stand is a huge convenience and while you don’t absolutely need one, it makes […]

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Designing a Miter Saw Station

Posted by John on September 22nd, 2015

In our last post, we discussed our need for a new miter saw station.  In this post, we’re going to take our list of requirements and come up with a basic design. Whenever I start a new woodworking project like a cabinet build, I usually start out by drawing a sketch of what I think it […]

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Next Project: Miter Saw Station

Posted by John on September 13th, 2015

I need a miter saw station.  Badly.  So much so that I’ve decided to build one.  In this post, I’m going to talk about all the different features I’d like to incorporate into my new miter saw station and why you need one too. ***Over the course of the next few months, I’m going to […]

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Shoe Organizer Projects on Hometalk

Posted by John on January 23rd, 2015

Happy Friday! In today’s post I wanted to share with you a collection of shoe organizer projects I’ve curated on Hometalk.com.  Each of these projects are available for viewing on my Shoe Organizer Clipboard on Hometalk. If you don’t already have a free user account at Hometalk, I’d recommend you sign up for one.  You’ll […]

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Video: What’s a Jointer ?

Posted by John on January 11th, 2015

In this post, you’ll learn: – About jointers – How to use a jointer for tighter seams in your projects If you’re just getting started with some basic woodworking projects, you may have heard about or seen a jointer. While it’s not terribly common for DIYers to own one, it’s a pretty useful tool to […]

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Office Cable Management

Posted by John on December 16th, 2014

In this post, you’ll learn: – How to organize your office cables with inexpensive hardware – Tips for using a hole saw for large diameter holes Now that we’ve actually been using our new home office for a few weeks, we’re starting to really enjoy the space.  On top of that, we’ve noticed a few areas […]

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Introduction to the Thickness Planer

Posted by John on August 26th, 2014

In this post you’ll learn: – How to use a thickness planer – Why you should consider using one – The difference between rough cut lumber and S4S Back in 2005 when I was building my first set of kitchen cabinets, I made an impulsive purchase and bought a used thickness planer I found on […]

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Table Saw Basics

Posted by John on August 10th, 2014

This week I’m back in the shop continuing to make progress on our home office built-ins.  So far I’ve got all the hardwood cut to width and length.  Next up will be a run through the thickness planer and then the router table.  If you recall, these cabinets are going to get a bead detail […]

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An Intro to Routers and Router Tables

Posted by John on July 31st, 2014

Whenever I get a new newsletter subscriber, one of the first emails I send to them asks a basic question.  “What would you like to see”?  Recently, I’ve gotten at least a dozen replies specifically asking for more information on routers.  Most express an interest in simply learning the basics about them. So, I’ve finally […]

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