Making A Coat & Shoe Racks

I salvaged some pieces of oak veneered MDF with solid oak trim, these were old book shelves that were stored in a cold, damp building and they started to go mouldy so were going to be thrown away.  

I had hoped that the mould would clean or sand off, however after trying I realised that the mould goes right through the veneer and in to the MDF, so I decided to cut off the mouldy parts and make use of what was left.  

Fitting Some Angled Alcove Shelves

I had an alcove in my dining room that was dead space, and it was too shallow to put a piece of furniture there because it would encroach on the doorway entrance to the room.  So I decided to instead install some shelves.  

I used some 1" thick pieces of melamine - they were actually faulty desktops at my place of work - the holes were drilled in the wrong place for the desk frames, so the supplier replaced them with new ones so these were all going to be disposed of, and I asked if I could take them home.  

Making A Rustic Pallet Wood Wine Rack

For this video I wanted to test out the Evolution Rage 3 mitre saw that Evolution Tools recently sent to me to try out.  

I had some spare pieces of pallet wood in my workshop, which came from lots of different pallets so I had varing lengths and thicknesses.  I used some 22mm thick pieces to make the frame for the rack, and used the mitresaw to cut all the pieces to size and also to cut the dado housing joints which hold the frame together.  

Making Some Hardwood Drinks Coasters

I had lots of offcuts of sapele, oak and teak from the recent dining table build.  They were cluttering up the workshop so I wanted to put them to good use.  

I used the thickness planer to get all of the pieces to a consistent size and to ensure they were all flat.  Then I glued and clamped the pieces together with wood glue.  

When the glue had set, I used a handplane to flatten the laminated workpiece.  

Making A Simple Birdhouse

In this video I make a simple birdhouse for my garden from salvaged wood

Making An End Grain Chopping Board / Butchers Block From Salvaged Oak

In this video I make a chopping board from some salvaged oak hat and coat stands

Making Hardwood Drinks Coasters

A friend of mine donated me some lengths of hardwood - oak, mahogany and teak (I think).  I used them to create these drinks coasters to give as Christmas gifts.  I got about 36 coasters in total out of the laminated block of wood - 8 sets of 4 coasters.  I had a few issues - the glue up was tricky and it took a while to find a finish I liked, but they looked good in the end!

Making A Radiator Shelf

Here's a little shelf I made in an alcove next to my bedroom.  The shelf sits on top of some brackets that sit on top of the radiator so there are no fixings in to the wall.

Boarding The Loft - the inexpensive way

Here's how I boarded out my loft floor on a tight budget using pallets and salvaged tongue and groove loft boards for under £100

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