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PROJECT TUTORIALS2019-03-29T16:46:02-05:00

ABOUT OUR PROJECT TUTORIALS

The focus here on RethinkWoodworking.com is on several less common, but very useful and fun, woodworking methods that don’t get a lot of attention. These include:

  1. Tri-Lam Joinery – When three boards are better than one solid mass of wood
  2. Threaded Metal Tenon Joinery™  –  our patented, knock-down metal tenons
  3. Steel Ballast – Using steel to create cantilevered, low-center-of-gravity “ballast”
  4. Free-Pin Hinge Joinery – Using “free-pin” hinges to attach wood in a knock-down kinda way

Here you will find video tutorials on how we incorporate the above methods into the design and construction of each project.  You may also note how ALL of our projects are designed for “knock-down” so that components of the project can be built in a much smaller workspace; can be dry-fitted to test integrity; can be disassembled for finishing, packaging, transporting…; and then reassembled an unlimited number of times.

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2019-03-06T09:19:29-05:00

102 – Small Bench – Interior/Exterior

This small bench is the project selected for the "Beginning Woodworking Workshop" offered at The Clearing on Aug 1st and 2nd, 2018. The focus and objective of the workshop is not so much on the project itself but on the tools and methods. As the brochure states:

2019-04-11T07:53:10-05:00

114 – Hall Table With Ballast

Selected as the "project" for a two-day woodworking workshop at TheClearing.org in Door County, WI this Hall Table was initially designed for wheelchair accessibility so we will integrate “ballast” into the leg & foot so the top can cantilever similar to our "Cantilevered Couch Table" project # (TBD)

2019-03-06T09:17:13-05:00

302 – Bunk Beds

About This Project Friend, Brian, wants to build a set of bunk beds for his kids Nathan and Emily. He said "Nothing fancy just built well and would like to keep the cost down AND we would like to build them here in Green Bay but then transport the bed in our, already overcrowded, van to our cottage in Upper Michigan". The "keep it simple" meant [...]

2019-03-06T09:18:13-05:00

401 – Firewood Rack

We wanted (needed) three indoor firewood firewood racks. Wanted them to not only be functional but to look good and, like all of our projects, wanted them to be "knock-down". This project takes us through every step of drawing the project in SketchUp, selecting and purchasing the materials, and then, in our "making sawdust" videos, demonstrating every chop, rip, jointered edge, planing, drilling and more. Enjoy!

2019-03-06T09:18:52-05:00

501 – Firewood Shelter 6′ x 8′

Initially this was to be a "Firewood Shelter" to be used on our homestead. Instead it will be a storage building for a previous log home customer. I built and dry-fitted the components in a storage unit 6 months earlier. The framing is all "Tri-Lam Joinery". We will add a custom set of doors. He intends to use the building for off-season storage and may keep his Harley-Davidson motorcycle inside so we beefed up the floor.

2019-03-06T09:19:07-05:00

502 – Storage Shed 6′ x 8′

Initially this was to be a "Firewood Shelter" to be used on our homestead. Instead it will be a storage building for a previous log home customer. I built and dry-fitted the components in a storage unit 6 months earlier. The framing is all "Tri-Lam Joinery". We will add a custom set of doors. He intends to use the building for off-season storage and may keep his Harley-Davidson motorcycle inside so we beefed up the floor.