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“Atomic Betty”

I was scrolling through the Facebook Marketplace when I saw this dresser. I instantly fell in love with it, so I sent a message saying I wanted it. I didn't know what condition it was in but it didn't really matter because I was gonna save it. Turns out it needed some work... As for… Continue reading “Atomic Betty”


Weekend Getaway to St Francisville

Forward: This is a terribly long post, but it's mostly photos, LOL!!! Wanting a weekend getaway, I booked us a trip to a place I've wanted to explore for a long time, St. Francisville, Louisiana. We took the route that led us through Natchez, Mississippi so we could stop at Longwood, a place I've wanted… Continue reading Weekend Getaway to St Francisville

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Repurposed Vintage Vanity Sides Into Night Stands

An old friend, for whom we'd done some other work, contacted us about their night stands. Salvaged from a barn (or some other kinda rough storage), they were two halves of a vanity that he'd done a really quick makeover on when they were rushed for time. Not knowing exactly what they wanted, we went… Continue reading Repurposed Vintage Vanity Sides Into Night Stands

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How To Fix a Drawer

Whenever we have a piece of furniture with drawers, there's a 99.9% chance that at least one of them will have loose joints. The most common types of these joints are called dovetails, (see photo below) but most of the other types of joints you'll run into can be repaired similarly to what I'm gonna… Continue reading How To Fix a Drawer

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My Favorite Clamps

When posting photos of my shop or projects-in-progress on Instagram and Facebook, the questions I'm asked most are about my clamps. Every craftsperson from woodworkers to furniture painters knows there are never enough clamps. If you're just starting out, the first thing you find out is that clamps can be expensive. So how do you… Continue reading My Favorite Clamps


Ireland: My Last Days

The next morning I woke early, ate breakfast in the hotel, (read about my hotel here) then headed down the street a bit to meet up with my Wild Rover Tours coach for a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and the city of Galway. The coach was completely full, so I shared a… Continue reading Ireland: My Last Days


My Trip To Ireland Part 1

(Garden of Remembrance above) To preface, I should let you know that part of my therapy for PTSD, depression, and anxiety is to occasionally take a trip for a couple to a few days on my own. This helps to quell my desire for isolation. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I… Continue reading My Trip To Ireland Part 1