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Build a Bed Swing
This hanging bed swing is an incredibly comfortable way to spend an afternoon.  The swing is sized for a twin size mattress and is suspended from ropes which with a light breeze will rock you to sleep or if you're not tired, it's a great place to lounge and read a book.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – July 4, 2017
We had some beautiful weather so I was able to get outside and cut up the maple log and get started cutting the walnut that I had picked up a couple weeks ago. In the shop, I continued working on the cabriole legs by turning the pad and shaping the foot.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – June 27, 2017
Really getting into production of the highboy project. The lumber selection is out of the way and I'm on to working on the cabriole legs, which is a first for me but I've been wanting to make a set of these legs for a long, long time.
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How I Air Dry Lumber Outdoors
I needed to set up the foundation for the slabs that will be sawn from the silver maple log that I picked up in my urban logging video and I've received many questions on drying outdoors and setting up the stack bases. So I'm answering questions on my outdoor stacks while demonstrating how I set up the foundations for the stacks.
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Slabbing the Bigger Maple Crotch (Big Logs #5)
Last spring, I saw a firewood posting on craigslist for some really large logs. The trees were removed as part of a street widening project. I was able to get 5 of them starting from the smallest. The biggest logs I was unable to get due to their size. This crotch section was just one part of a much larger silver maple tree. This was the last log that I picked up and is now the last log from the group to go onto the mill.
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Lindsay Makes Cloud Bookshelves
Our son, JR, loves books and as such they're all over the house.  Lindsay wanted a nice way to store and display the books so looking for ideas on Pintrest she came across some shelves shaped like clouds.  Being the wife of a woodworker, she went with a combination of spalted maple and walnut for their construction.