This project tested all of my skills and was a huge challenge!
This project tested all of my skills and was a huge challenge!
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.
I was gone, so I left Sam and Jordan to fend for themselves. Was this a mistake? Probably.
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.
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.
Boys, we’re building RIVERS! This project isn’t just any river table build — it’s going to be a 26-foot long table.
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.
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.
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 —
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.
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.
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
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.
With 5 and a half weeks left to finish the renovation before my baby is born, things just aren’t going well.
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.
In true squirrelly fashion, Jordan and Sam thought they could take on the BIG DOG (a.k.a. me) with a build-off challenge.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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..
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.
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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