Craftsman Style Tapered Porch Columns

The classic Craftsman style comes to life with a tapered porch column set atop a stone base with a copper transition. The columns were constructed in the shop, but only three sides were assembled. The three side unit was installed around the the structural post and the fourth side was added.     The pictures ...

Exposed Rafter Tails on a Dormer

The look of exposed rafter tails on a roof is a beautiful accent, but to build them right is a challenge. This article shows how I got the look and made the rafter tails and eves maintenance free using PVC trim.   The pictures below are just a sample of what is in the photo ...

Fireplace Mantle with Undermount Lighting

Undermount puck lights add a dynamic element to this fireplace mantle. The mantle looks like a solid beam, but it is really a hollow floating shelf.    The pictures below are just a sample of what is in the photo gallery, visit the gallery to check out all the pictures of this project: View the ...

The PowerLift has Arrived

  The world's first and only foot-activated motorized router lift.   The introductory price of the PowerLift will be $389.95 and includes: The PowerLift unit The control box Bidirectional foot pedal Articulating Control box mounting arm FREE SHIPPPING! Join the MLCS Eclub for the pre-sale and special offers   Also visit the MLCS PowerLift page. ...

Mission Style Cherry Coffee Table

  I recently had the pleasure of building a Mission style cherry coffee table using components from Osborne Wood Products. Osborne Wood products provided the legs, skirt boards and corner braces. I made the table top with a few eye catching features like bread board ends and pyramid shaped plugs. Part II coming SOON A ...

Arts and Crafts Cabinet

  This classic looking Arts and Crafts style cabinet was designed to have a television sit on top, with the audio video equipment on the open shelf. There's generous cabinet space below which is concealed by two locking frame and panel doors. The appearance and design is true to the Arts and Crafts motif, but ...

Motorized Router Lift – Retail Version

  Coming Soon! You will be able to buy the retail version of the Motorized Router Lift from .   Here is a sneak peek at the greatest innovation in woodworking router tables and lifts! MLCS Woodworking and Eagle Lake Woodworking have spent two plus years designing, developing, and testing the world's first foot-activated MOTORIZED ...

Arts and Crafts Bed – Stickley Panel Bed

This project is a queen sized bed inspired by a Stickley Panel bed. I didn't have anything to go on other than the picture from the Stickley web site, and the overall dimensions. I set to work drawing up my own plans from these two bits of information. The construction of the bed features through ...

Super Sled – Crosscut and Miter Sled

The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs! I love my original crosscut sled, so when you (the viewers) asked me to make a video about how to make that sled, I started to think of ways to improve upon the existing design. I regularly use two different sleds in my shop: 1. ...

How do you make a drawer front and surrounding piece from one board?

The question is: I am looking for advise on how to cut a rectangular center section out of a 1X6 and then use that piece of wood as a flush mount drawer front for the same piece. This way the grain will match. I suppose I could clamp the piece to my table saw and ...