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New Woodworking Plan: the Telluride Dresser

Way back in May of 2018, I posted an image to Instagram of this dresser. It was just a design idea then; a design which I really liked. I had intended to make a woodworking plan based on this design, but for some reason, I put this project on hold. Recently though, I got to work on it and now I have a finished plan of what I’m calling the Telluride Dresser. My current goal with woodworking plans is to make them visually interesting and unique. With that in mind, I looked for what I call a visual hook; a design element which is different and appealing. I wanted to make the legs straight versus turned legs, but the basic straight leg adds nothing to the design. So I began looking for some way to add some style to these straight legs. What about a cove running the length of the leg? Ultimately, I settled on a twin “V” shaped groove for the outward faces of each leg (image above). Such a design would be …

New Woodworking Plan: The Blue Ridge Painted Hutch

It used to be that a summer vacation always meant heading to the beach: Gulf Shores, Alabama or Destin, Florida. One year, as our beach trip drew near, a hurricane began to track towards the Gulf of Mexico. Ironically, the date of landfall was the first day of our vacation and the hurricane was estimated to hit Destin, Florida, where we were going to stay. We quickly decided to head in the opposite direction and booked a home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since then, vacationing in the mountains has become an annual event. Asheville, North Carolina is the center of our summer vacations. We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and all there is to do in the area. A trip to Asheville always includes a day in Black Mountain, North Carolina. My wife and I visit the small shops there. It is not unusual to find all manner of gift items displayed on rural, rustic, mountain furniture. Such furniture is usually many decades old, made in a rudimentary fashion and decorated with worn paint. As I …

Woodworking Plan – Jay Bates’ Krenovian Coffee Table

About a year ago, I was travelling through Starkville, Mississippi for work and met with Jay Bates and Shawn Stone over lunch. My goal was to talk about the world of YouTube videos. Jay had just published the third video documenting the assembly of his Krenov inspired coffee table. During my consumption of buffalo chicken fingers and sweet tea, Jay asks if I would be interested in creating the woodworking plan for his new coffee table. Talks continued by phone and email and now all this time later his woodworking plan is finished (Jay took a long break from his coffee table and only recently finished it). The plan is now live on his website and I am linking to it below. A unique opportunity My woodworking plans almost never feature photos. The lighting in my shop is poor and until just recently, I have not had a good quality camera. I rely almost 100% on SketchUp models for the images in my plans. Jay’s shop is well lit and his video equipment is top …