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    60. Mobile Shelf

    Once in a while, I set aside some time slot to produce shop furniture. They do not have to be very fine. They are meant primarily for functionality. As years go by, the shop furniture that I created is getting more specific in terms of use. This one is a mobile shelf for me to place stocks of wood while working at the planer. It added a little bit of convenience.  The building of this shelf was very straightforward. I don’t want to spend too much time on it. For finishing I decided to deplete my wood glazing paint that I bought from Ikea long time ago. It’s quick and…

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    59. Desktop Shelf

    I know I have been absent from this blog for a while. It’s a long story. Essentially, I wanted to prepare my Etsy shop for the coming new year in advance so I devoted all of my time cracking out lots of products to populate the shop. As such, no time for personal projects. I made this laptop shelf for a friend of mine. We can put a laptop on the shelf and a keyboard below. The purpose of this ergonomics is to avoid nodding one’s head too much which is always the case for using a laptop, an unhealthy case. The shelf helps raise the screen a bit. This…

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    58. Modern Cable Management Box

    Since inception, Coziplace has been focusing on building classic-looking wood items. This extension cord storage box marked our next step towards more modern-styled items in our portfolio. Initially, the box was designed with total functionality in mind. However, the finished product seems to serve emotion wells, too. It has a modern look contrary to the previous classic version. More products of this style is expected to release in the near future.

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    57. Stationery Drawer Tray

    A typical stationery draw tray is made of plastic. But when you have a wood desk with drawers, you want the tray to match the desk, especially a desk with dark color. That calls for your DIY stationery tray.   This tray is made entirely of walnut. It is large and able to store one-foot ruler.  I finished it with teak oil and coconut wax to preserve its prestine look. It turned out to be nice as anticipated.   Buy this item

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    56. Walnut Picture Frame

    We see a lot of picture frame in the movies. They are all made of wood, because wood makes a very beautiful picture frame. It’s so tempting to make one of my own. Making picture frames can be complicated for a woodworker though. It involves other types of material for example paper, glass, etc. I tried to keep it simple using ready-to-made parts for those items. The focus is on the wooden frame itself. I wanted it to look vintage. I picked walnut and preserved and coated with teak oil and coconut wax, the old-fashioned finishing. Buy this item

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    55. Remote Control Storage Case

    We tend to have too many remote controls around our living room these days. You have to have one for TV, one of cable TV and maybe another one for IP TV box, not to mention the one for the air/con. It would be nice to have a storage box devoted to these remote controls to help the living room look organized. The box was designed to house multiple remote controls as a result. I chose to install the side rail hinges for this box because it’s easy to open that way.

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    53. Display Case

    There are so many possible ways to make a display case with transparency on all sides. Some are hard to do, whereas some are easy. It took me a while to decide and eventually came up with this display case. I used the combination of mortise-tenons as well as miter joints to do the job. Arcylics were used instead of glasses. This project is just an experiment. I just wanted to make one display case. That’s all. The finished product was used to house a vintage typewriter of mine.  

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    52. Shaker Wall Clock/Cabinet

    The design of this Shaker wall clock/cabinet was derived from the original one found in one of the Fine woodworking magazine’s collections. It was so beautiful that I reckoned I’d got to make one. A grandmother clock is such a classic furniture. However, it’s not easy to obtain that clock movement at least around my neighborhood. I decided to turn it into a wall cabinet with a modern clock that mimicks the appearance of a grandmother clock instead. I installed rare earth magnets to secure the cabinet doors and made a French cleat to hang the cabinet. The advantage of using French cleat was that there would be no evidence…

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    51. Shop Furniture

    Most shop furniture found in the magazines is very beautiful and delicate. However, they are perfect candidates for utilizing surplus raw material in the shop. So I decided to use extra MDF sheets left in the shop to make them. To quicken the process, I glued up two sheets of MDF to make dadoes instead of using table saw to cut dadoes. The end results are quite satisfactory. They are quite durable.