Crabtree Woodworks

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Building porch railing


Now that all the post newels for our porch are  finished. Its time to build the railing. My son Matt took apart a deck or something from one of his … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Turning my own Porch newel posts -post 5


I have started the next batch of porch posts. This time I am using my Skew chisel. This chisel makes it much easier to keep the diameter of the post … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Turning my own porch newel posts – part 4


Had a chance to put a porch rail section together today. It’s been slow going but I am starting to see the end.  I have bought enough pine for 30 … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Turning my own porch newel posts – blog post 3


Well next week is the forth of July, middle of the year and our porch is still without railing. I am very close to having all the newel posts made. … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat Panel TV stand clear coats


Starting  the clear coating on  my TV stand today. The humidity makes it a bit sticky but overall its looking pretty good. About three coats and a good waxing should … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Flat panel TV stand, 1st coat of oil, finding flubs, scratches and things that need to be fixed


With all the things that life has thrown at me and mine  in the past month, woodworking  has been on the back burner. Its now time to get back into the … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand Adding the top and making the drawer faces.


I am at the point of building the top and the two drawer faces for my TV stand. I have a small piece of walnut  that is 6″ * 25″ … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Added corner reeded plinth molding and keystones) Post 5


Have not worked  on the TV stand as much as I would of  liked.  I have gotten all the decorative molding finished. I added Keystones , for better or for … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Adding corner reeded plinth molding) Post 4


I designed the TV stand with 3/4″ square corner  recesses so that I could add decorative  reeded molding. NOTE: Left Click on the Pics to enlarge. When finished click back arrow to go … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Walnut and purple heart) Post 2


After milling all the rough  lumber to size, its time to cut mortise and tenons  to join the base together. Cutting mortise and tenons with a tenon jig and a mortising … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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