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Upcycling + DIY Glass + wood

Roland Rolson
I am a big fan of one-leg tables, it shows. I also love the colour and the texture of wood finished with the shou-sugi-ban technique. This build is a part of a bigger project, but due to its size a… Steel Wool, Circular Saw, Table Legs, Diy Table, Pedestal, Wood, Creative, Projects, House

Pedestal table leg

I am a big fan of one-leg tables, it shows. I also love the colour and the texture of wood finished with the shou-sugi-ban technique. This build is a part of a bigger project, but due to its size a…

Wooden bath mat Timber Slats, Wooden Bath, Teak Oil, Pallet Creations, Easy Projects, Bath Mat, Blog, Home Decor, Decoration Home

Wooden bath mat

The top is made of construction timber (white deal aka spruce) and for the runners I used some scrap, but better quality material. It’s generally an experiment, built to have some fan, practi…

Finger joint jig Box Joint Jig, Box Joints, Metal Chop Saw, Scrap Material, Finger Joint, How To Make Box, Drill Press, Metal Bar, Metal Pins

Finger joint jig

This is just an attachment for my table saw sledge, it can’t be used on its own. It’s made of scrap, unused and upcycled materials. Very cheap to make and didn’t take much time. I…

Plant stand Industrial Bands, Rip Cut, Wood Oil, Round Corner, Outdoor Projects, About Me Blog, Simple, Plants, Diy

Plant stand

A simple outdoor project, scrap timber, leftover wood oil and basic joinery. For me it’s very satisfying that I turned something with no value into something pretty and functional. Learning n…

 This part will show the process of making the capital plate, the top, 4 transition blocks and the final assembly. For the capital … Steel Wool And Vinegar, Circular Saw Jig, Rip Cut, Skirting Boards, Impact Driver, The Next Step, Wooden Blocks, Perfect Match

Pedestal table top

This is part 2 of the build, making the leg is shown in this post. This part will show the process of making the capital plate, the top, 4 transition blocks and the final assembly. For the capital …

 Due to the bowl router bit size, its height and the bearing position, the template had to be quite thick. Portable Workbench, Charred Wood, Black Spray Paint, Router Bits, Wooden Blocks, Scroll Saw, Something To Do, Coasters, About Me Blog

3 button coasters

Templates first! Due to the bowl router bit size, its height and the bearing position, the template had to be quite thick. That would allow me to make a whole range of depths from 0 to 1/2 inch, ma…

For this project I used some scrap steel roofing sheet. Steel Roofing Sheets, Plastic Film, Sundial, Scrap, About Me Blog, Clock, Prints, Watch

Vertical sundial

For this project I used some scrap steel roofing sheet. It only looked bad but in fact it had protective film on it. A couple days prior to that build I printed out the template and tested it. I wa…

Large round planter Table Saw Blades, Speed Square, Easy Jobs, Wooden Planters, Level Up, Wheelbarrow, About Me Blog, Wood Planters

Large round planter

They are quite expensive to buy and relatively easy to make. Since I could purchase cut to length timber, that fitted into my boot at a good price I took up the challenge to make a wooden planter. …

Bandit Circular Saw Jig, Skull With Horns, Hanging Plates, Teak Oil, Bull Skulls, Reciprocating Saw, Drill Press, Red Paint, Have Some Fun

Bandit

This was the last job for my chain saw as it was sold the very next day. Initially I was trying to use a reciprocating saw to make these cuts, but eventually the tool of choice was something more v…

Refreshment glasses Oil Bottle, Beer Bottle, Vodka Shots, Wash N Dry, Deep Cleaning, Easy Projects, Clear Glass, Im Not Perfect, About Me Blog

Refreshment glasses

The 710 ml Corona beer bottle and the oil bottle were quite easy to cut and they cracked exactly along the scored lines. After they were cut in half I could say that their walls were uniformly thic…

Saw-toothed skull Felt Squares, White Spirit, Hanging Plates, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Wood Pallets, About Me Blog, Skull, Glass

Saw-toothed skull

I had to download a template for this project and resize it to my needs. First I transferred the middle part to the board and only using a jigsaw I cut out the shape. Even the nose was entirely cut…

Night light Drill Press, Steel Bar, Table Saw, Wood Pallets, Desk Lamp, Night Light, Bulb, Glass, Drill

Night light

It’s built with scrap and pallet wood, exactly the way I like to build. That oak timber was bought to make frame splines and the mild steel was rejected from another project, which was a mitr…

Ash mobile tray Small Router, Router Bits, A Shelf, Ash, Hardwood, Tray, About Me Blog, Gray, Natural Wood

Ash mobile tray

Less than 2 years ago I cut a couple of trees in my backyard and this piece comes from them. It’s thereby very special to me as I know its past and what it’s gone through. It’s al…

I’ve always been charmed by simplicity of halftone images and loved the optical illusion they make. There are many free on-line tools that you can use to convert any image to a halftone one. Picture Wall, Picture Frames, Hollow Art, Line Tools, Special Nails, Drilling Holes, Circular Saw, Plastic Sheets, Any Images

Map of Europe

I’ve always been charmed by simplicity of halftone images and loved the optical illusion they make. There are many free on-line tools that you can use to convert any image to a halftone one. …

 I stared at the empty and unused space just above the radiator and realised I had some scrap material that would be perfect for a shelf. Heat Gun, Scrap Material, Drilling Holes, Wall Plug, Central Heating, A Shelf, Floating Shelves, Shed, About Me Blog

Floating shelf

It had to be done, sooner or later. I stared at the empty and unused space just above the radiator and realised I had some scrap material that would be perfect for a shelf. So I checked if there we…

I made a decorative garden post. 3 wooden parts, joined with nails and glue, everything covered with just one coat of paint and simply dug into the ground. The cap is comprised of 2 blocks and a black stripe below them (link in comments). Woodworking As A Hobby, Woodworking Projects, Garden Posts, Black Spray Paint, Wooden Blocks, That Way, Black Stripes, About Me Blog, This Or That Questions

Decorative garden post

It’s made of 3 parts joined together with glue and nails. There were a couple of reasons I built it that way, without using mouldings cut at 45º and without chamfering the biggest, main eleme…