Rethink Woodworking

Tenons on Steroids(tm)

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After retiring from building log homes and performing rustic finish carpentry for clients I finally had time to “rethink” what I want to build including materials, tools and methods of joinery. One unique joinery method involves my recently patented “Threaded Metal Tenon™” aka “Tenons on Steroids®“, ideal for building “knock-down” furniture and structures. Hoping others might consider using these tenons I am posting here a series of project videos. I also offer hands-on workshops and will assist commercial furniture builders with incorporating my tenons into their own “knock-down” systems.

“That’s my story and I’m Stickn’ to it!” (Jimmy Buffett – Off To See The Lizard)

Mike Stapleton Door County Rustic

Projects

RETHINK PROJECTS

Rethinking what we build

Stuff We Can Use

Tables, Benches, Beds, Buildings…

Stuff DIY’s Can Build

Simple tools; Simple skills; Small Spaces

Stuff that is “Knock Down”

To Move; To Move Again; To Finish …

Projects that build skills

Start simple then progress…

Materials

RETHINK MATERIALS

Wood, Metal, Fasteners…

Reclaimed Materials

Barn wood; rusty metal; ….

Specialty Hardwoods

 Raw-Edge; Spalted; Wormy…

Off-The-Shelf Lumber

Modified big-box-store lumber

Steel Ballast Bases

Cantilevered benches, tables…

Joinery

RETHINK JOINERY

How we connect stuff

Threaded Tenon Joinery

Patented Metal Tenon Joinery System

TRI-LAM JOINERY

Three boards are better than one!

Free-Pin Hinge Joinery

Using “Free Pin” Hinges

Where and How

RETHINK WHERE WE BUILD

RV; CONDO; BASEMENT;…

RV Woodworking

Woodworking on the road

Apartment & Condo

Dealing with space, noise, dust…

Garage & Storage Unit

Sharing & Multi-Use Spaces

Specialty & Community Schools

Access to large, special power tools