The Green Workbench
Build Create Grow

I am a self proclaimed DIY'er and woodworker. I believe you should never stop learning or trying new things. If you can imagine it, you can do it.

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DIY Home Decor
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Stylish and cheap home decor is hard to come by unless you have the skills to tackle home decorating on your own. In this course from The Green Workbench, learn how to become a true craftsman with a few lessons on building your own modern home decor like crate lights and floating bookshelves. Put your own unique spin on a wall clock or make a custom hat rack for all your favorite caps; each of your rooms will be one-of-a-kind.
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DIY Reclaimed Wood End Tables
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Whether you are working with barn wood, old flooring, or pallet wood, this course covers all the steps for turning repurposed wood into a unique end table. Follow along with the Green Workbench and discover how to prep, clean, and plane the wood, formalize plans, and build legs. Learn how to join boards, design a cubby top, and make your own DIY stain for finishing. By the end of this course, feel comfortable with woodworking techniques needed for DIY furniture making.
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Woodworking Projects
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Few things are as satisfying as seeing your own woodworking designs come to life. Armed with just a few simple tools, tackle an assortment of projects that range in difficulty from easy to advanced. Fill your home and backyard with creative yet functional furniture and accessories like headboards, wall treatments, and benches. Once you've mastered these simple designs, you can take on your own with confidence.
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It is a tradition, especially in southern Italy, to create entire miniature villages during Christmas to display nativity scenes. There are many shops where you can buy supplies to build your own. In this lesson, I'll show you how my family created our nativity using Styrofoam, paper mache, simple flour-salt-and-water dough - plus other props and materials. Customize your own Italian presepe to show off to your family and friends!


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Woodworking often calls for two wooden boards to be joined together. Learn how to use a biscuit joiner to make strong joints quickly and easily! In this lesson from The Green Workbench, follow along to find out where to place biscuit joints. Next, set up the tool and make the biscuit cuts. Coat the area with wood glue, then insert the biscuits and press the boards together, clamping to dry. This is a very easy and effective joint!


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Don't give away an old sweater just because it has a bunch of sweater pills. With a cheap disposable razor you can make it look good as new! Watch and learn as The Green Workbench takes a break from woodworking and demonstrates how to bring an old sweater back to life. All you need is a flat surface, a disposable razor, and about 15 minutes to restore a sweater to good-as-new condition. You’ll be amazed at the results!


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Liven up your Halloween decorations with a full-size prop coffin! The Green Workbench demonstrates this spooky prop project from start to finish. Begin with precise measurements, then create the base, sides, and lid for the coffin, which is attached with a hinge. Finish with a coat of black paint and some staple-gunned lining, and your haunted house will be the hot topic of ghoulish conversation!


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Gardening may seem like a time-intensive activity, requiring lots of dedication and back-breaking work. However, with a little time, a little space, and a few inexpensive supplies, you can build your own rain gutter garden planter to grow herbs and flowers! The Green Workbench shows you how in this simple lesson that makes for a great weekend project.


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Don't spend hundreds of dollars on a portable massage table when you can make one yourself! In this lesson, The Green Workbench shares a simple DIY project to make an adjustable massage table that attaches to the edge of your bed. It can be adjusted to any height, and stowed under your bed when you’re done!. Treat yourself to a back rub or a whole spa day in the comfort of your own home.


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If you've got sealed slate or natural stone tile, it should be re-sealed every 6 months. In this quick lesson, learn what you need to know about proper maintenance of your natural stone tile or slate! DIY home maintenance tips like these will keep your house healthy for years to come! Learn how to keep your tile looking great, and evenly sealed. The seal sets in 24 hours, but it only takes 2 1/2 minutes to learn how to apply it. Give it a try.


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Looking for an easy craft project that you and your kids can enjoy together? Follow along with this tutorial on how to make a marionette, and have fun building and playing with your lively creation. Using wooden blocks and dowels from the craft store, string, and a little imagination, you’ll have your very own marionette puppet in no time! It’s the perfect DIY project for to liven up playtime or satisfy a creative school assignment.


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The inexpensive and simple pocket hole jig from Kreg makes pocket hole drilling incredibly easy! Check out this lesson and learn how, using an included drill bit and a clamp, you can create a pocket hole that will hide a screw and securely fasten one piece of wood to another. Learn from The Green Workbench how to use a tool that will come in handy for many projects to come!


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Privacy screens make a great design addition to any room; why not make one that’s functional as well? The Green Workbench shows how to do just that with these DIY chalkboard privacy vcreens. In this lesson, learn to take recycled bi-fold doors and turn them into an awesome chalk canvas for your home. These folding screens are perfect for decorating a child’s bedroom. Liven up any room with this simple home improvement project!


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A custom flag display case is the perfect gift for any occasion when a flag is presented. In this simple woodworking lesson, learn how to rip and size boards, cut the boards to shape, and assemble the flag case. Then learn how to create a groove for the plexiglass, and assemble the final piece! Make that special occasion even more meaningful by building a custom flag display case, and feel free to use reclaimed wood for a cool added touch.


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Looking for a way to add a new twist on family game night? How about making your own, custom Chinese Checkers board? Learn how in this woodworking lesson! A custom made checkerboard is simpler than you may think: just find a basic template, some wood, and a router, and get to building! Learn how to cut out the board, stain the wood, finish assembly, and even include a storage space for the marbles! By the end of this lesson, challenge your friends to a fun game of marble jumping on a DIY board.


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