My bed frame comes to life in France

You may remember my post on the sturdy king-size bed frame a while back? It's inspired many people to build their own frames at home, saving $$$, avoiding the purchase of cheaply made furniture and learning about carpentry in the process. This time, Jérôme Tirolien from France wrote to thank me for the article and [...]

Custom-built bathroom shelves

This summer, I built a few custom shelves for our bathroom, and only now got around to writing about them. There's a certain quality, a character, to objects made by hand, that you just won't find in mass-produced items. There's also the fact that if you make something yourself, to the exact measurements of the [...]

Making the custom bed frame

Last summer, I made a custom king size bed frame for our bedroom, out of solid wood. I held off on writing about it until now, nine months later, because I wanted to make sure the end result was solid and worth writing about. We've been sleeping on it ever since, and there's nothing wrong [...]

The cat house – part 8

This is part eight of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 In this post, you'll see the finished cat house, hear a bit more [...]

The cat house – part 7

This is part seven of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 8 In this video, I've already completed all of the carpentry work and the [...]

The cat house – part 6

This is part six of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the three layers of insulation in the [...]

The cat house – part 5

This is part five of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the almost-finished bottom, where the 3 cm [...]

The cat house – part 4

This is part four of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the finished exterior, with the 2 cm [...]

The cat house – part 3

This is part three of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, I show the finished frame and talk about the next [...]