Crafting Custom Wood Designs: Marketing Your Artistry

Transitioning from woodworking hobbyist to professional maker selling coveted creations first requires mastering fundamental design skills and business savvy. Before going public, dedicate time to intentionally branding your work, identifying niche target markets through customization options and clever outreach, plus building an accessible online experience that aligns with the hands-on nature of wood craftsmanship. Perfecting…

The Functional Aspects of Carved Game Tables

Beyond Gaming: The Functional Aspects of Carved Game Tables

Beyond artistry, carved game tables serve practical functions as welcoming gathering places for entertainment and camaraderie. What are Carved Game Tables? Carved game tables feature ornate hand-carved accents surrounding the table’s central game surface, carved or constructed to accommodate games like chess, checkers, cards, dice, or backgammon. The Functional Significance of Carved Game Tables Carved…

Carved Game Tables as Masterpieces

The Art of Entertainment: Carved Game Tables as Masterpieces

Intricately carved game tables demonstrate incredible artistic mastery while providing an elegant gathering place. These functional artworks elevate interior design. What are Carved Game Tables? Carved game tables feature boards like chess, checkers, backgammon, cards, or dice inset into artistically hand-carved wooden table surfaces. Skilled artisans sculpt stunning game-themed accents around the inlaid boards, turning…


Woodworking – Cabinet Doors

I built these cabinet doors to replace two doors on a standard store-bought cabinet that we use as a bathroom storage cabinet, during our bathroom renovation. This is an easy woodworking project. Here are the ugly cabinet doors before I removed them. They are nothing more than MDF with formica cover. Here are the 2…



        Always give dimensions of a board in the cabinet shop in Width (across the grain), then Length (along the grain) and Thickness (depth). A 6” X 12” X ¾” is a board 6 inches wide, 12 inches long and ¾ inch thick.  If you are in the carpenter shop give thickness,…


Bathroom Vanity

I took an old dresser and with a little woodworking, modified it into a bathroom vanity. The dresser was purchased from a Habitat for Humanity store for $30.00. I had to rebuild two of the drawers before I could refinish the piece. We used the dresser, as seen here, for a while before converting it…


Wood Bench

Old metal ends of wood bench that has rotted away. You can clean with a wire brush or sand blast if you have the equipment. Use a good rust prohibitor primer then outdoor paint of your choice. Install new boards, I used oak wood recycled from pallets.

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