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John Malecki

10 Tips To Grow Your Woodworking Business

It’s been a long time coming, and it’s finally here—my top 10 tips to grow your woodworking business! I’ve been in the business for nearly a decade, and I figured it’s time to share some of my industry secrets. Wanna find out how I built my successful woodworking business from scratch? You can find out by watching the full video on my Youtube channel. 

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May 13, 2022

John Malecki

IMPOSSIBLE Ugly Tree Table I Almost Threw Away!

For this project, I came up with a concept that literally cannot draw, model, or come up with any visual representation—so I'm just gonna wing it on this sucker! I wanted to create a table that looks like it's being held up by the branches of a tree.

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Apr 28, 2022

John Malecki

HUGE Mistake, I Lose Money on this $10,000 Table!

When I decided to buy The Dream Shop I knew I wanted to open up for more custom orders, and what is a cooler opportunity than building a conference table for the business literally right next door!

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Apr 19, 2022

John Malecki

How To Finish Live Edge Slabs 2.0

In 2018 I published a piece of content in the early days of my Youtube career that I thought was an absolute piece of trash—but it turns out 1.5 million of you watched it and got something useful from it.

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Apr 12, 2022

John Malecki

These Door Handles Might Hurt Someone....

This week I set out to build the most awesome set of door handles you’ve ever seen to add to the brand new doors we made a few weeks back. The doors turned out amazing, but these ax door handles might just be the coolest thing I’ve ever made.

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Apr 6, 2022

John Malecki

I Let My Instagram Pick What I Build From This Old Table!

The boys and I found an old junked table in our trash the other day and instead of leaving it where it belongs, we decided to turn it into our latest project!

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Apr 1, 2022

John Malecki

I Build HUGE Doors and Carve A Tree In them By Hand!

The newest addition to the Dream Shop—Miss Piggy—our CNC we installed in a previous video is just too loud for our liking. To solve the noise problem, the boys and I decided to build a custom set of doors out of some of the red oak I just picked up.

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Mar 22, 2022

John Malecki

We Visit A $1,000,000 Woodworking Shop!!

When we got invited up to Grand Rapids, Michigan to check out our good friend’s lab, we jumped at the opportunity. I just knew they would have some sweet tools to show us up at Stiles Machinery. So we set out on the 6 hour drive up to Michigan to check it out!

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Mar 9, 2022

John Malecki

EPIC Metal Storage Rack Build for the Dream Shop!

We've been in The Dream Shop for over three months now, and we’ve mostly been focusing on the wood shop. You’ve followed us as we got the dust collection, the CNC, the CNC room and a bunch of other stuff,

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Mar 2, 2022

John Malecki

Did We Just Build The LARGEST CNC On Youtube?

What’s up Squirrely Squad? When I bought The Dream shop I knew I wanted to expand upon what we were able to do with the standard model CNC (computer numerical control). So, we built her a noise controlled room, if you remember from our previous video.

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Feb 24, 2022

John Malecki

We RESCUE A Huge Log and Have A Big Problem!

Ever wonder why people pay for logs instead of picking them up themselves? Tune into the latest video from the Squirrely Squad to find out!

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Feb 17, 2022

John Malecki

Buying Some HUGE Slabs for a New Project!

When we heard the plumbing company that moved into the dream shop needed a new conference room table, we said the Squirrely Squad is up for the challenge!

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Feb 9, 2022

John Malecki

EPIC Dust Collection Upgrade in the Dream Shop!

The dream shop has been in need of a better dust collector since we moved in. The system we had worked fine, but we needed something with some more collection capacity for future projects.

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Feb 3, 2022

John Malecki

We Build A $5,000 Table Using Basic Tools

Today we’re building an awesome round table using only basic tools and some epoxy. How’d we do it? All it took was some hard work and an old piece of burnt out wood in the shop.

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Jan 26, 2022

John Malecki

EPIC Office Remodel on a Budget in The Dream Shop

Take a look at how The Boys and I remodel the office without breaking the bank

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Jan 18, 2022

John Malecki

I Try Viral Epoxy Countertop Products

You guys have been asking if I could try an epoxy countertop, and Stone Coat Countertops sent me an entire kit, so this week we’re giving it a shot. If you guys remember on our three-level cabinet build, I built a cherry cabinent and didn’t do a top for it because I planned on getting a piece of stone.

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Jan 13, 2022

John Malecki

I Can’t Believe This Client Wants This In their $30,000 Table!

The team meets with 3 clients to bring their vision into a reality

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Dec 28, 2021

John Malecki

HUGE 25ft Luber Wall Build in the Dream Shop

Sam and Jordan build a lumber wall for the dream shop

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Dec 28, 2021

John Malecki

EPIC Wall Transformation in The Dream Shop

One of our favorite things about the old shop was how inviting and homey our old shop was. Now that we’re in the new shop, we’ve got some sprucing up to do.

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Dec 16, 2021

John Malecki

We Build A Soundproof Room in the Dream Shop

The CNC machine can get annoying from time to time, and with all the space we have in this new shop, we are building a soundproof room. I can’t wait to use this to keep the shop a little quieter, and it’ll also be the perfect place for us to let out any anger we have

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Dec 8, 2021