Duplo / Lego Coffee Table


I finished the coffee table I’ve been working on for the basement this morning! A rustic arts and crafts style with a bit of Asian / Greene & Greene influence. Made out of black walnut.

This was supposed to be a super quick project… But I couldn’t resist throwing in some exposed joinery and a little bit of a live edge (I figure I have to look at this coffee table for probably the rest of my life, I may as well throw in some design features that make me happy).

My 2 year old really loves her Legos and their home seems to have landed in the basement, since its summer and it’s nice and cool down there and we just finished remodeling it. I worked in some hidden storage, and a play surface. When she graduates from Duplos to Legos all I have to do is undo 6 screws and flip the play surface.


Android powered wall mounted media/photo frame

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A couple years ago I got a Google Nexus 7. Back when I had an iPhone 5 the bigger screen was awesome for reading and browsing. Since my phone screens have got larger I’ve hardly touched the Nexus 7 and it was just sitting unused.

I threw together a little frame for it and stuck it on the wall outside the closet that has the stereo that powers the whole house speaker system. Frame was made out of Quarter Sawn White Oak with protruding half lap joinery. Finish was done using Danish oil, shellac and wax.

Makes for a nice little internet radio interface… and I can fire off streaming netflix, etc… to the chromecasts in the house too. Can also make a decent little photo frame when not doing media service.