Upcycling & DIY

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Post on runners, a stand

Simple construction and the look that matches my other projects in the room, i.e. my pedestal table and the cascade shelf. I used scraps to build this platform, some of them were even pre-finished with lacquer. I didn’t want to remove that finish from them, but also wanted to treat the charred wood with oil. …


Handy-dandy box

The box is made of a 1 x 9 pine board and a 6 mm MDF. Large and sturdy, good for storing anything and everything. I wanted to try out 2 router bits to cut self locking corners, I had used them in the past with rather bad results and this time I just double …


Towel shelf

Designed for use with hand towels, each rolled up and suspended onto 2 dowels. A light duty construction made with good quality materials and simple enough to not overwhelm the beauty of fresh towels. It’s built to stay in the background, not showing its structure and playing the supporting and not the leading role. I …


Simple incense stick holder

This may be the smallest, the lightest and the most delicate project I’ve ever built. Scrap wood pieces I used, were very thin and tiny. However, they were straight, flat and relatively smooth, which made the project easier. Even still, I had a chance to practise skills and learn something new. It turned out very …


Whale-shaped cooking spoon rest

It didn’t start as a project. I was just practising my power carving skills, I also wanted to try out my new carving disc. I have a couple more of them, different shapes for different uses. I picked up that old table top, it was dumped in the corner and covered with dust. I pulled …


Cascade shelf

This project is entirely made of scrap material – timber off-cuts I acquired last year and a wooden dowel. The off-cuts had different lengths, from 60 to 90 cm (2 – 3 feet) and I had to get shorter pieces out of them, anything from 10 to 50 cm (4 – 20 inches). I tried …