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John Malecki

5 Min vs. 50 Min vs. 5 Hour - Box Build

This project tested all of my skills and was a huge challenge!

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Oct 6, 2021
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John Malecki

EPIC 14ft. Shuffle Board Build!

I typically never do commissions for my friends because none of them like paying for it, but this was the rare occasion where I decided to say yes.

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Sep 30, 2021
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John Malecki

MASSIVE 8 Foot Archery Dart Board Build!

I was gone, so I left Sam and Jordan to fend for themselves. Was this a mistake? Probably.

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Sep 25, 2021
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John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Adirondack Chairs — DIY to PRO Build

Since it’s summertime, you probably need somewhere to sit outside. Because you may need some outdoor chairs, we decided to show you three levels of Adirondack chairs.

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Aug 26, 2021
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John Malecki

EPIC Full Kitchen Renovation — Start to Finish!

We finally did it! The kitchen remodel is done. When we started, I didn’t have a baby or a new kitchen. When we finished, I had my beautiful bundle of joy and an EPIC kitchen.

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Jul 14, 2021
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John Malecki

HUGE 26 Foot Long EPOXY River Table Bar Build!

Boys, we’re building RIVERS! This project isn’t just any river table build — it’s going to be a 26-foot long table.

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Jun 18, 2021
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John Malecki

DIY Concrete Counters — Renovating My Kitchen Part 6

This episode is a little bit of an old-school style as we just take you through the whole process of our DIY counters! It really wouldn’t be a John Malecki kitchen renovation without a few wrong turns, so don’t worry, we didn’t leave those out for you. If you take one tip out of this entire video, it should be that if you ever put blind trust in Jordan, be ready to pay with your wallet and your time.

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May 18, 2021
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John Malecki

Renovating My Kitchen Part 4—Flooring and Drywall

On the 4th episode of ‘Idiots Build a Kitchen,’ we take on the flooring and drywall! We are taking my 25-year-old kitchen and making it look brand spanking new.

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May 17, 2021
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John Malecki

10 Tips for Building Cabinets

When it comes to building cabinets, I like to get them done as fast as possible. I’ve pulled together 10 of my best tips for you to build cabinets almost as good as mine —

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Mar 31, 2021
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John Malecki

3 Levels of Cabinets—DIY to PRO Build

We're back with another 3 Levels of Cabinets, where we build DIY to PRO Level cabinets. We show off a ton of different techniques and tips that help us put together three awesome projects. Just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean you need to be hiring anyone else to build your cabinets. This video is packed with awesome goodness for the cabinet maker! Watch the full video and get a few ideas for your next project.

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Mar 15, 2021
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John Malecki

Building the Cabinets — Renovating My Kitchen Part 1

My wife is 37.5 weeks pregnant, and I decided that NOW is the right time to renovate our entire kitchen. As you can guess, my wife is… not thrilled by the timing.

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Mar 8, 2021
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John Malecki

CRAZY Difficult Rocking Chair Build for My New BABY!

With the baby due any day now, I wanted to design something EPIC and maybe a tad absurd. Most things for babies are cribs and changing tables

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Mar 4, 2021
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John Malecki

We Finish the Staircase — The Race To Finish Before The Baby Comes!

Below is the list we put together of our favorite products for just about every build we do. For this particular project, our favorite product was the stain we used for the stair railing.

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Feb 28, 2021
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John Malecki

MORE MISTAKES — The Race To Finish Before The Baby Comes!

With 5 and a half weeks left to finish the renovation before my baby is born, things just aren’t going well.

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Feb 9, 2021
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John Malecki

We Make A BIG MISTAKE — The Race To Finish Before The Baby Comes!

Seven. Weeks. Left. That’s how long until we have to be done with this renovation project for my newborn baby to come home safely.

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Feb 3, 2021
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John Malecki

1 Sheet + 1 Board 48 Hour Build Challenge!

In true squirrelly fashion, Jordan and Sam thought they could take on the BIG DOG (a.k.a. me) with a build-off challenge.

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Jan 13, 2021
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John Malecki

ULTIMATE Shop Storage Cabinet Build

It's been quite a while since I've done a shop project, and there's no better time than the winter to get things organized. In this video

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Dec 11, 2020
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John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Shop Carts - DIY to PRO Build

Yinz have been LOVING the 3-level build series I’ve been putting out. Which is why I’m going to give you ANOTHER 3-level video! This time, we’re building shopping carts from DIY level to PRO.

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Nov 20, 2020
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John Malecki

CRAZY Epoxy Tree Table Build

After I finished building my Epoxy Lava Table and Epoxy Waterfall River Table, I already knew I wanted to make an Epoxy Tree Table. I’m going for an Earth, Wind, and Fire vibe. But since I can’t 3D model it, I’m going to be winging most of the steps. So make sure you follow along with my video now! 

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Nov 6, 2020
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John Malecki

EPIC Live Edge & Epoxy Reception Desk Build

A while ago, a close friend of mine asked if I could help him out with a reception desk for his new float studio. Of course, I told him I wanted complete creative control over the project.

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Oct 23, 2020
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John Malecki

HIDDEN Compartment Catch All Box

So, recently I treated myself with a new handgun. It’s sized a little differently from my old one, which brings me to the current project I’m working on. A few years ago, I made a wooden box to hold my everyday carry or EDC as cool people say. But my new handgun doesn’t fit in that box. So I’m making a new one to hold my new EDC pistol. Make sure you check out my full video below to see the complete build!

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Oct 14, 2020
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John Malecki

10 Must-Have Tools For Beginner Woodworkers

I love you guys. I read all of your comments and DM’s to see what content you want me to post and to answer any questions you guys might have. From these interactions, I’ve found that a lot of you are beginners who are looking to get more into shop work. And so, I decided to make this video on my top 10 tool recommendations for beginner woodworkers. 

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

EPIC Swing Set & Fire Pit Build

Hey guys! Happy first day of October. In my latest build, I’m going to celebrate my favorite season by creating an EPIC swing set and fire pit on my in-law’s property. For the build, I removed a dead pine tree and replaced it with an AWESOME outdoor feature piece.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

TRANSFORMING Windows to French Doors - EPIC Deck Series Pt.6

Hey guys! Part 6 of my EPIC deck building series is FINALLY here! For this last episode, I need to transform my old windows into a pair of french doors.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

Does This Chair Actually Work? My IMPOSSIBLE Floating Chair Build

You guys know how much I enjoy floating things. And I know how much you enjoy watching me build these floating objects. So for this video, we're diving back into making some stuff float and pushing my abilities to dabble with form and function on this IMPOSSIBLE Floating Chair Build.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Bar Stools: DIY to PRO Build

Hey guys! In this video, we’re going to build some bar stools. I’m going to teach you three different methods you can use to build a killer bar stool.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

Building an EPIC DECK — Part 4: Stairs & Railings

It’s finally time to get into part 4 of my EPIC deck series! For this part, I installed the stairs and railings onto my deck.

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Aug 21, 2020
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John Malecki

Building an EPIC DECK — Part 3 Decking and Waterproofing

For part 3 of my epic deck-building series, I dive into my waterproofing system. But as I continue to lay down my decking, I come across the consequences of my own poor planning. 

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Aug 15, 2020
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John Malecki

DESTROYING My Backyard: EPIC Deck Series Part 1

For my latest video, I am pursuing my biggest and most ambitious project yet — building a deck! This epic deck build will take place over a series of videos. In my first video

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Jul 30, 2020
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John Malecki

HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO!

A few months ago, Winchester Ammunition reached out to me about doing a project together. So for this latest video, I’m going to build a HUGE desk and Epoxy sign for one of their shooting

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Jul 24, 2020
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John Malecki

How to Freehand Inlay ANYTHING! Bowtie Tutorial

None of us like dealing with cracks in our woodworking projects, especially if we’re working with live edge slabs. My favorite method of fixing them is by placing bowtie inlays in them, which is an extremely easy process to complete. I actually made a video four years ago on how to make these inlays

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Jul 15, 2020
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John Malecki

IMPOSSIBLE Floating ‘Cave’ Table Build

The other weekend, I was filling my face with the best comfort food around and binging hours of YouTube videos when I came across this wild build by the Slovenian Woodworker.

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Jul 10, 2020
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John Malecki

CRAZY Epoxy Waterfall River Table Build

There are some projects out there that seem to be hellbent on breaking your spirit. For me, it was almost my crazy Epoxy waterfall river table build. But instead of letting the constant obstacles..

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Jul 6, 2020
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John Malecki

HUGE Wooden and Epoxy Fish Tank Mallet Built

After watching a lot of TV from being stuck home in quarantine, I realized my workshop needed a new addition. Something great. A never-before-seen item that was cool and exciting.

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Jun 30, 2020
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John Malecki

A "FLOATING" Table Build That Shouldn't Work!

In my newest build, I will revisit my last Impossible floating table and build another IMPOSSIBLE Tensegrity Table. This time I test out how much weight it can hold! I use metal and wood in this one to beef it up and help it become more structurally sound. This project does come with a few hiccups

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Jun 30, 2020
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John Malecki

Impossible 2 Legged Chair Build

John Malecki Tackles the Daunting Challenge of Building a 2 Legged Chair Head-On

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Jun 19, 2020
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John Malecki

Follow Me Through a CRAZY Epoxy Dovetails in Curved Wood Tray Build

John Malecki Uses His Woodworking Skills to Build Epoxy Dovetails

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Jun 19, 2020
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John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Sawhorses: DIY to PRO Build

John Malecki Introduces the 3 Levels Concept Starting With a DIY Build

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Jun 16, 2020
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John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw Review

Things have been pretty crazy around here. With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching across the globe—here in Pittsburgh included—the way of life that we’re used to feels like a thing....

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Jun 12, 2020
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John Malecki

CRAZY Epoxy Lava Table Build

If the stay at home orders in Pittsburgh have given me anything (other than a few extra pounds from great home-cooked meals and Netflix binges), it’s extra time to tackle some awesome...

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May 28, 2020
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John Malecki

How (NOT) to Make an Epoxy Chisel

John Malecki Experiments with Making a Clear Epoxy Chisel

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May 12, 2020
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John Malecki

DIY Epoxy Floating Dovetail Gun Display Box

John Malecki Tackles a Clever Approach to a Wood & Epoxy Gun Display Case

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May 5, 2020
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John Malecki

How to Build the Ultimate Miter Saw Station with a Downdraft Table

DIY Miter Saw Station Plans for Your Garage or Workshop

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Jan 21, 2020
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