Stunning Fine Furniture from 2x4s! This even blew my mind!

Making a contemporary decorative utilizing inexpensive 2x4s from the house center. Brought to us by Squarespace. For 10% off your first purchase, go to:

I wanted to try something different and difficulty myself and see if I could use cheap 2x4s from the home center and make a stunning piece of great furniture. Even though I was pretty picky when picking these 2x4s they still had their flaws. None were perfectly straight or flat, and even the best ones still had awful knots to work around. I went into this job confident that this would come out respectable but I had no concept it would come out as excellent as it did. I was blown away by the outcomes and no one in a million years would guess this was made from the most affordable wood you can get.

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Disc Sander:
Random Orbit Sander:
Router:
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Spindle Sander:
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Drill Press:
Festool Domino:
Aluminum Bar Clamps:
Stepcraft CNC:
Rayjet R400 Laser Cutter:
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Total Boat Epoxy:
Dye:
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Table Top Fasteners:

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Stunning Fine Furniture from 2x4s! This even blew my mind!

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  1. I appreciate this vid. There are so many of us starting out and with the way things are now (financially in the US at least) we have to make do with what we can. And I’ve made some amazing (if I do say so myself) stuff with box store lumber and always feel a bit put down by some woodworkers comments on YT. I imagine you are doing this video coz you know most of us are struggling so I encourage you to do more if you see fit. Thank you.

    1. While part of the gatekeepers are attempting to deter people from hurting themselves or others, I never understood the way some don’t share their knowledge for posterity. “Nice work dumdum” does not a carpenter make. Keep swingin champ.

    2. He’s also working with a fully equipped workshop – is anybody really surprised that he’s able to make fine furniture out of 2×4’s when he has all the tools necessary to mill those pieces down to perfect useability?

    3. @Michael Althauser you don’t need a fully equipped shop like his to achieve the same results. You can do the same with cheap tools, it will just take you longer.

    4. @lucyferina Having recently built a shelf out of 2x4s using cheap crappy tools, I beg to differ. I would argue that *at minimum* you need a table saw and a planer to accomplish an even halfway decent job(which btw I don’t own, and yes, the shelf I built is shitty).

  2. That is really something. Taking the most basic of lumber and making art. Nicely done sir.

  3. Great content as always, I love the humour in your videos, laughed out loud when you got your wallet out😂

  4. Got really excited when you talked about this video on the podcast. Seemed affordable as something for me and Ali to do. I gotta tell you, you DID NOT disappoint, sir! I know you’ve decided to not do more 2×4 into fine furniture projects and that’s ok! I think this is going to be so inspiring for us to come up with our own projects! Great job and keep ’em coming!

  5. Great work as always man. You had me laughing on this one. My grandma was a lovely lady. She would adore you. Also, nice domino on pine wood work. I’m with you on this.

  6. I love the driving part of the video! When you first started it I was thinking “It would be really funny if he did other backgrounds too…” and then you did! Haha so awesome!
    And the table ended up looking great!

  7. What the heck, Daniel? Pallets too good for this project? But, seriously, this was a very nice project that raised construction lumber up a couple layers. The pentagonal treatment of the top was fantastic. I, myself, am sort of obsesed with Louis Cubes, but your pattern was great. Nothing says loving better than something coming out of a vacuum bag. GOOD STUFF!

  8. Holy crap we laughed so hard throughout this entire video. This is your best so far! Love your humor and of course “sand in the place where you live” cut short made us howl we love that so much. Thank you for making these videos we always yell out “David posted a video!” 🏆

  9. That was great…and really inspiring! I love your videos and always learn something new. Thanks for this cool idea!

  10. This project is beautiful. I never knew a ’67 Impala was a magic car. Not only can it fly, but it drives down the road sideways! 😂 I always enjoy your humor. Keep making videos your way and I’ll keep watching.

  11. So awesome! The design details really do a great job of hiding the “pine-iness” of the wood. Super cool piece.

  12. Big DP energy on this one. I gotta say, i appreciate you demonstrating responsible woodworking. I tend to get so excited during a glue up that I forget to wear protection, and end up getting glue everywhere.
    So many good references in this video. Did it take exactly 2 months to edit?

  13. Beautiful, Dave! FANTASTIC work! 😃
    But you should definitely make a drawing bow! It makes arcs much easier!
    Anyway, stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊

  14. Looks like you had a blast making that! Turned out great! I appreciate how experimental your projects are!

  15. Terrific project David & you have just elevated my respect for 2×4’s! Nice job! 👍👍🔨🔨👏👏

  16. Sweet! Nicely done. I don’t think you talk too much, normally I would; but you do a great job explaining your process and I love build videos. I started like many others, watching Norm and learning how to build a project, I love that you include your design process,. I lean toward your videos over any others I tend to skip around through. Keep on keepin’ on!

  17. This little cabinet is beautiful and quite a creative design. You did use a tool that most of us don’t have, but this project could be done with ‘regular’ power tools that are in most shops. The build would take longer, but it could be done. BTW: I love the cherry stain and the pentagons on the top. Thanks for the video.

  18. The editing is amazing on this and absolutely hilarious. The finger condom in the wallet was amazing and the car drive almost had me in tears. Great work guys.

  19. Amazing timing on this video! … I just made a very nice stand for a Nord Piano5 out of fir 2×4’s. At Lowes I found the 10′ 2bys to be the cleanest needing very little picking through the pile to get just the right boards. I am very happy with my results. The piano stand cost about $25 in materials and about 6hrs of work.

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