Home of The Sawdust Files

People periodically ask me about my shop or the tools that I have to complete my projects. The Shop Space My shop is a modest one, attached to my house, and measuring about 12×22′ or so. The shop is big enough to allow projects like the stitch and glue canoe to be accomplished but requires everything to be on wheels…

Westchester Computer Desk

  I have had a small computer desk on my list for a while but have been waiting for the right opportunity to start the project.  The desk will be used in our first floor office library in front of our three bay windows overlooking the back yard and deck.  The design of the desk needs to…

Barnwood Picture Frame

My sister successfully won the internet auction of an old painting of sandpipers on the beach.  The media….oil on plywood.  Just my style! The painting is intended for either the mantle or a hallway wall at Cricket Cottage.  It just needs a frame.  The painting style and intended destination lead to a rustic frame solution.  Did I…

Treated Window/Railing boxes

Railing boxes…not very exciting but practical and convenient.  Every year when spring rolls around, we break out the gardening tools and begin the process of bringing back o life to our planters and window boxes.  Inevitably, one or more of the boxes has warped, split, or rotted.  So we tear them apart or replace them,…