Choose wisely when picking a wood filler

Occasionally, I have a project that requires wood filler to fill in gaps or knot holes. As inconsequential as it may seem, the product and color you choose can have a big impact on whether or not the filler seamlessly blends into the project or stands out like a sore...

Patchwork reclaimed wood barn door

How to make barn doors that won’t twist or bow

There's no easy way way to say this: Making barn doors is not as easy as it look in DIY videos. Sure you can easily make one, but a well built barn door that maintains it's shape over the years requires a bit of work. When I first started making...

New Home!!!

We've been mulling over the idea of building our own space for over a year, and now, this idea is a reality!! We will be breaking ground in 3 weeks. Our new space will incorporate state of the art dust collection and air filtration. In addition, the new space will...

No Header, No problem

Frequently, I have clients inquiring about a barn door for a location that doesn't have a header. What I mean by "no header" this that the door opening goes all the way to the ceiling and there is no place to attach the track. While this looks like it's a...

Planes of Our Fathers

Recently my father passed away and left my grandfather's hand plane for me, knowing that it would be put to good use. After I got home from the funeral, I remembered that my mother also gave me a box of tools from her father who loved to refinish furniture. Once...

Best of Houzz.com 2017

Woo Hoo!!! We are ecstatic to announce that, for the 3rd year in a row, Board & Bolt has won Houzz.com's "Best of Customer Service" Award. The Littleton, Colorado based furniture company known for making distinctive pieces of function art was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique...

Partnership with Littleton-Based Boutique, Susan + William

I'm excited to announce that Board & Bolt was selected to be the designer/builder of unique reclaimed and rustic retail displays showcasing Susan + William's eclectic mix of new fashion, ephemera, original jewelry and much much more. Their new location will be store #253 at The Streets of Southglenn and...

Kitchen Island with Stainless Top

Recently, A client of mine asked if I did custom kitchen islands. She wanted something functional yet different because her kitchen was too wide open. This was a chance for me to make a version of an island I came across once upon a time. My goal was to incorporate...

New Denver-Area partnership results in two incredible pieces!

New Denver-Area partnership results in two incredible pieces! I recently was asked to make two custom tables with metal legs on a narrow timeline. Usually this is not a problem but at the time my welder was backlogged a month and a half which meant I needed to find another...

3″ Thick Table

I recently stopped in to a local bike shop and had some repairs done on my bike. While I was waiting I met the owner who just happened to see our work at Locavore Beer Works. We got to talking and, lo and behold, he had a project for us....