Saturday, April 10, 2010

WIWW: Nightstand Materials list

I have finished the design of our first project an easy to build nightstand.  The nightstand is dimensioned for a room at the beach house I am helping makeover.  However you can make it any size you would like.  It is 13 3/4” Wide x 16” Long x 23 3/4” Tall.  You can build it with or without the bottom shelf.  I have designed this to use 2”x2” legs.  I have had a difficult time finding 2”x2” Pine Legs so I am going to use 2”x2” Poplar legs for mine.  I am going to be painting mine white so it doesn’t matter that the wood is different.  An option you could use would be to use 2”x4” Studs as the poplar 2”x2”x36” are about $5 a piece and you can get the studs for $2 a piece and get all 4 legs from 2 2x4’s.  If you use 2”x4” Studs you will want to turn the wide edge to align with the longest side of the table.  This way when you look at the nightstand from the front you get a narrower leg. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneak Peak of the first WIWW Project




I hope I have you interested.  This is going to be a simple coastal style nightstand.  We will use a few basic tools.  The Tools we will be using will be a miter saw, Kreg Jig Jr. and a speed square or a framing square.  I plan on using dimensioned lumber from Lowes/Home Depot. 

If you are not familiar with what dimensioned lumber is it is lumber that is precut to a certain size for example 1x3, 2x4, etc. and is what in the woodworking world is called S4S or S2S.  This means surfaced on four sides or surfaced on two sides.  Essentially what happens is each side is cut to be made square to its parallel or opposite side.  We want to use this type of wood to cut down on the tools you will need to have to make this and any other projects.  By making the sides square when you join the boards of the table top they will fit closer together and you will have fewer gaps.  There are tools and techniques that you can use to virtually eliminate any gaps between the boards but that is a post for the future. 

I am working on getting the materials list together for you soon.  I will also before we get started on the actual building go into miter saws a little bit more in-depth.  If you don’t have one or don’t want to purchase one there are other options to building this table.  You could also use a circular saw or a jigsaw, however if you are planning on building several projects I highly recommend a miter saw.  I will get my thoughts together on this and post this soon. 


We are looking forward to this and wish everyone success.

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Woodworking Wednesdays – #2

Welcome to the second installment of Grover Woodworks Woodworking Wednesdays. 

Here are some Highlights from last weeks Woodworking Wednesday.

First we have Kendra’s Garden Bench

Kendra you did an outstanding Job with the bench.  I can’t believe it is from a shipping pallet.

Next we have Brian’s Router Table 

Brian I really need to build one of these.  It is a tool I am lacking in my shop that I know can help tremendously. 

And last but not least is Heather’s Bedroom Dresser

Heather you guys did an amazing job on this.  I can’t believe this was one of your first projects.



Also make sure you enter our Kreg Jig Jr. Give-A-Way

Here are the Rules:
1. Select any project that you created using any type of woodworking.  If you cut, beat, sanded or just did something with wood consider that woodworking.
2. Add a link of you post to the party – This is a link to the actual post not the main page of your blog.
3. Give a description of your project so everyone knows what you are featuring.
4. Grab the button above and add a link to this party so that your readers can join in on the fun.

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Grover Woodworks: Kreg-Jig give-a-way

*Update only 11 Followers needed to complete the give-a-way offer.  We need to make it to 55 followers.  Don't forget that if you follow us in multiple fashions that gives you multiple entries.  Just make sure to let us know which ways you have entered.

**Update we have made it to 55 followers not only on the blog but on Facebook as well.  You guys are great.  The Give-A-way has been activated and closes next week April 13th.  Make sure to let all your friends know.  Who knows if you don't win and they do maybe they will let you borrow the kreg jig.  Good luck to all.

I am happy to announce that we are hosting our first give-a-way.  Grover Woodworks will be giving away a Kreg Jig Jr.  This is a wonderful tool and any tool junkie, woodworker or DIYer should have one of these in your toolbox.  You will see us at Grover Woodworks use them on many of our projects.  We will be using this in our upcoming Women In Woodworking series.

The Catch: There doesn’t always have to be one but there is this time.  :)   In order for the give-a-way to be active we must hit a minimum of 55 followers in our little blog follow window.  So make sure to tell all your friends about Grover Woodworks.  As of this writing this means we only need 14 people to click the follow button and that will activate the give-a-way.  Surely we can muster that many people.You know you want to share the Grover Love………….  Plus it counts as 1 entry……….   

4 Ways To Enter & 4 Ways To Win!

  1. Become a Follower on our Blog.

  2. Follow us on Twitter @GroverWoodworks.

  3. Become a fan on Grover Woodworks Facebook Fan Page.

  4. Send out a tweet promoting this giveaway to all your contacts.
    Once you have completed one of the options above just come back and comment on this post telling how you entered make sure to include your email address.  Also tell us what you would build with the Kreg Jig.
    This Give-a-way will close at 11:59 EST Tuesday April 13th, 2010.  The drawing will occur Wednesday April 15th, 2010.  We will then contact the winner and they will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
    Fine Print:
    We will ship to any of the 50 United States, there will be only one winner chosen.  You can enter as many times as there are options so 4 per person, you will have a total of 4 chances to win.  Entries will be entered into a spreadsheet printed and cut up and most likely chosen by Grover Jr.

    Video and Pictures provided by Kreg Tools.
    Rules & Restrictions Subject to change at anytime.
    Good Luck and thanks for stopping by…..

    Have a Great Day!

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    Monday, April 5, 2010

    Milk Lamp

    When I went to the Antique festival this weekend I found a great old milk bottle.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw it.

    I went to Lowes and bought a light kit, a glass bit.


    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    Happy Easter

    I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter today and hope that you find all the eggs you are looking for.

    I am off on another tool hunt today at a local antique show in Charlotte, NC.  I hope this time is better than last month.  This is supposedly the “BIG” one. 

    Coming up this week we will have our first official “Women In Woodworking Series” post.  I can’t express how excited I am to get this going.  I am getting a lot of good response on the series.  In our first series we are going to start out with two tools that you will see me use over and over during a lot of projects the Compound Miter saw and a .  I will be working on a 3D Sketch of the table over the next several days and will provide you with a Materials and tools list.  I hope that you will come back later this week to check out the post.  If you are interested in this series please become a follower of the site or subscribe via email so that you can stay up to date on all the latest information and tutorials.

    I am almost finished with the Jelly Cupboard.  I have a first coat of paint on the inside of the cupboard and will painting the outside this week as well as building the door and getting Mrs. Grover setup to do the punched tin panels for the front.  We are using milk paint for this project and I will go over my thoughts on milk paint as we close out this project.

    Have a Great Day!


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