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Tjbaum

Member Since: 02/2016

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    • You did a great job on this project. It's really amazing that you were able to salvage the antique wood in spite of fire damage. You really saved some beautiful material. Can't wait to see the concrete counter top!
      By RYOBI Nation, on March 1, 2017
      • Thanks, we are so excited to have won the challenge!
        By Tjbaum, on March 7, 2017

    • The countertop is complete, so happy to have the kitchen completely done. Being our first concrete project and all the trial and error it took about a month. Check it out here: https://www.ryobitools.com/nation/projects/kitchen-island-and-contrete-counter
      By Tjbaum, on March 7, 2017
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    • It's great to see the entire finished result! You did a beautiful job on this. Way to stick it out and see the job through!
      By RYOBI Nation, on March 7, 2017
      • Thanks! It was quite a journey, but well worth it!
        By Tjbaum, on March 7, 2017
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    • Nice job on the table. How did you build the form?
      By Campbellked, on March 11, 2017
      • I used a malamite board, cut the main piece the size I wanted the top. For the sides I cut 2.25 in strips and screwed them into the main piece to create a border for a 1.5 in slab. Finally I put silicone in edges to create a rounded edge on the concrete.
        By Tjbaum, on March 11, 2017

    • Beautiful. I love the rounded corners. A piece of concrete that big had to be heavy. Not to mention you have to be careful moving it. It came out great. I really like your wooden base. Looks strong yet not to big.
      By mrpip, on March 13, 2017
      • Thanks! The top is heavy, at roughly 400 lbs I had to bribe some help.
        By Tjbaum, on March 13, 2017
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    • Awesome design! This looks really great. What kind of stain is that?
      By RYOBI Nation, on March 13, 2017
      • The stain is Rustoleum interior wood stain in Driftwood that I had left over from a previous project. I went over the piece with a sander to weather it after the stain dried. It has more of a blue tint that I expected but it still goes nicely in the room.
        By Tjbaum, on March 13, 2017

    • Clever idea and nicely done. I especially like how you coped the edge that follows the baseboard trim.
      By grover959, on March 13, 2017
      • Thanks!! I didn't know coping was what that's called, learn something everyday!
        By Tjbaum, on March 13, 2017
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    • This was quite an undertaking! The look of this space is so cool- full of interest and so many different kinds of living areas. It's got a very New Orleans feel. Love it!
      By RYOBI Nation, on May 2, 2017
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    • Fantastic upcycle! It fits the space beautifully.
      By RYOBI Nation, on June 15, 2017
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    • We're loving the industrial look of these! Great job.
      By RYOBI Nation, on July 24, 2017
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    • This is pretty cool! Really liking the staggered shelving and industrial touch.
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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    • That is an impressive board game collection! The bookcase is cool too. ;)
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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    • What a cute space! The concrete looks great!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
      • Thanks, we talked about doing it for so long. Now that's it's done, we shouldn't have waited!
        By Tjbaum, on August 28, 2017
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    • Great pallet use! And it's clearly pup approved!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
      • She loves the bed, it was a super fun build getting creative with the limited amount of material!
        By Tjbaum, on August 28, 2017
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    • Beautiful work as usual! Keep up the great work!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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    • Beautiful table! I love the detail on the legs.
      By maltae0, on August 28, 2017
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    • Liking that beautiful dark stain!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017

    • Agreed, love that stain. It makes the woodgrain really jump. I have to try it now!
      By ChefEvans, on September 12, 2017
      • Thanks! After the stain dried I gave it a light sanding to distress it a bit before poly-ing it to help bring out some of the woodgrain.
        By Tjbaum, on September 12, 2017
      • Thanks! After the stain dried I gave it a light sanding to distress it a bit before poly-ing it to help bring out some of the woodgrain.
        By Tjbaum, on September 12, 2017
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    • Beautiful work. The whole space looks like a high end hotel. I have to believe your friend is overboard happy with it.
      By mrpip, on September 6, 2017
      • Thanks! They are very happy with it. This was one of the last projects for the house, it's a flip. I waited until the professional pictures came in to post here, because I goofed and only had an in progress pic. It was only on the market for a week.
        By Tjbaum, on September 6, 2017

    • The natural wood looks great with that stone backsplash!
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 6, 2017
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    • Great attention to detail on that base! Ebony was a great stain choice for this piece.
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 22, 2017

    • The only negative I see is when you have it in the nook, you can't see all the detail you have in this build. That is one of the most impressive dimensional lumber projects I have seen. Great work.
      By mrpip, on September 28, 2017
      • Thanks! We are quite proud of it!
        By Tjbaum, on September 28, 2017
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    • These look great! What stain color is this? We love the saw marks!
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 26, 2017
      • Thanks! There is no stain, it is the natural weathering of a hundred or so years. When I work with theses boards, I just plane and sand them flat, then add a coat of poly-acrylic.
        By Tjbaum, on September 26, 2017

    • What 'hidden' hardware did you use, and where did you get it? Thanks :-)
      By rabbottfl, on September 27, 2017
      • Floating Shelf Brackets - Completely Concealable Hardware Kit for Wood Shelves - Easily Mount Shelves Flush to Wall - Perfect for DIY or Custom Shelving - Blind Supports - Steel - Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0714515R4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_P57YzbAXYJS0G I got these from Amazon but they also have them at Rockler.
        By Tjbaum, on September 27, 2017

    • Thanks again!. I have some fantastic cedar boards left from a media shelf project. I will do the faux barn aging and texturing and copy your floating shelves. Thanks for the inspiration!
      By rabbottfl, on September 27, 2017
      • That's awesome to hear, can't wait to see them.
        By Tjbaum, on September 27, 2017
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    • Wow! Those shelves look fantastic in their new home. Do you plan to do your bar in Red Oak, too? We like it!
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 29, 2017
      • Thanks! We haven't decided the wood type for the bar yet, our source has a large collection so we just have to see what we find, which is pretty fun sorting through it all.
        By Tjbaum, on September 29, 2017
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    • Wow! That looks great!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 1, 2017

    • Dope. Do y’all just hand plane the slabs or use a router jig setup? Very cool bathroom.
      By MisterGupton, on November 19, 2017
      • I actually have a 12" planer and have access to a 18" planer so I usually plane them if I can, if for some reason I can't I setup a router sled.
        By Tjbaum, on November 20, 2017
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    • Nicely done!
      By grover959, on October 31, 2017

    • From kitchen island to vanity, what a great transformation! Your new neighbors are going to love it! We like the rustic wood mixed with the clean quartz countertop. Nice work!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 1, 2017
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    • Great build! Your friend's mom is going to love that!
      By RYOBI NATION, on November 14, 2017

    • Good job. What does a half helper look like. LOL
      By Doug7153, on February 10, 2018
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    • Super! We like the light colors on the tops and bases! So clean.
      By RYOBI NATION, on November 27, 2017
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    • The pencil holder is a nice touch!
      By RYOBI NATION, on December 12, 2017

    • Just got one of these to go with my new 10" Ryobi sliding miter saw. It's really helping with my base board and door trim work!!!
      By Scruffy, on February 15, 2018
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    • This is so cool! We love the way you used the different types of wood!
      By RYOBI NATION, on December 21, 2017
      • Thanks! I knew I had been saving it all it something.
        By Tjbaum, on December 21, 2017
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    • nice! can you give dimensions?
      By FFBRyobi, on December 24, 2017
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    • Sweet! Thanks for sharing all of these great projects with RYOBI Nation!
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018
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    • Wow - that copper adds so much character and class to this kitchen!
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018

    • I've mentioned the use of pipes before. I LOVE it! And this kitchen is adorable!
      By MommasAryobiToolJunkie, on February 8, 2018
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    • Making the best from that reclaimed wood! This is awesome!
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018
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    • We are fans of the milk paint! Gives it a very clean look!
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018

    • Where can I get cut list??
      By Richardrangel48, on January 16, 2018
      • This was off my own design so I really only have the drawing that's in the last pic. But here ya go: 4-10" 1x4 (side apron and bottom supports) 3- 62" 1x4 (front and back apron and lower support) 4- 29.25" 1x4 (legs, cut at an angle of your choosing at the bottom for detail, I think mine were 5°) 2- ?" 1x4 (angled pieces, they were cut at 50° and 40° on either end, not parallel and I measured them in place after the 62" pieces were in place) 2- 6ft 1x8 (top, kreg jiged together to make it a 6ft x 14.5" top) I used the premium pine from HD for this build, it a little more expensive but with a small material list it wasn't too bad. I made the top 6ft because the 1x8s are 6 or 8ft and I didn't have any waste on those boards. Good luck!
        By Tjbaum, on January 17, 2018

    • Thanks! And sorry for late response. I agree with premium pine definitely worth the extra $.
      By Richardrangel48, on January 30, 2018
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    • These are so fun! Are they going in your son's room?
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018
      • He actually made them to sell, next week we are putting a few things in a local boutique. Fingers crossed we do well!
        By Tjbaum, on January 15, 2018

    • What fun designs! I know that took some precision angles too!
      By SA1STHOME, on February 11, 2018
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    • Great job with those tapered legs!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 7, 2018

    • This table looks great. I love how you finished it off with a rounded edge. I will have to look into this on my next piece.
      By mackyjane, on February 9, 2018
      • Thanks! I used a bullnose bit to round off the 1x2 edging.
        By Tjbaum, on February 9, 2018

    • Love the distressed finish. Using plywood on the top was a great choice. Solid lumber that large would have had a bunch of movement. The hardwood edging makes it look like a solid board. Another great project by Tjbaum.
      By mrpip, on February 9, 2018


    • Wow this looks very finished! Great job!
      By SA1STHOME, on February 11, 2018
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    • Very nice! We like that rugged look. Did you make that dog bowl stand too?
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 15, 2018
      • Thanks, we did the dog bowl a while ago but it never made it on here. Actually part two of this project is to do another shelf with holes in it to put near the floor to replace that dog bowl stand.
        By Tjbaum, on February 15, 2018
      • Awesome! The last shelf will really complete that space.
        By RYOBI NATION, on February 15, 2018

    • Very cool. I need to learn how build and set up floating shelves.
      By Edwin_Designs, on February 17, 2018
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    • Wow, what a nice setup. The building architecture and history seems like a great inspiration for creativity. I'm envious of all the space and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. Looking forward to seeing more projects coming out of your shop.
      By grover959, on February 28, 2018

    • Currently I'm working on a vanity, a set a pipe shelves, and two tables sets with matching benches and chairs. Next up is a live edge walnut table and bench. Additionally, I've been playing around with making beard combs with exotic cutoffs I found in a clearance bin.
      By Tjbaum, on March 3, 2018
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    • You certainly have quite an assortment here! What a cool project to try out!
      By RYOBI NATION, on March 19, 2018

    • Nice thinking with the tape.
      By Treek, on March 23, 2018
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    • This set is so nicely done and really unique! That green color is perfect! 
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 20, 2018
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    • Nice job on this! What was your favorite part of this build?
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 20, 2018
      • My favorite part was cutting the tongue and groove, this project was the excuse I needed to finally buy the bit set.
        By Tjbaum, on April 20, 2018
      • That's great! Do you have plans for your next build??
        By RYOBI NATION, on April 20, 2018
      • I'm wraping up a live edge walnut table now and it will be going up here soon.
        By Tjbaum, on April 21, 2018
      • Awesome! We can't wait to see!
        By RYOBI NATION, on April 26, 2018
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    • This is every girl's dream for her bedroom! How neat! 
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 20, 2018

    • Wow! This looks awesome! I have been hunting high and low for a queen loft- do you have a shopping list or plans for this?
      By morganch, on April 24, 2018
      • I just kind of designed/built it as I went... its 4x4 for the posts, 2x6 for the mattress rails, and 2x4 for the rest of the frame. I used 1x4s for the mattress supports and a 2x2 attached to the 2x6 rail for the 1x4s to rest on.
        By Tjbaum, on April 25, 2018
      • Thank you so much! I look forward to my build!
        By morganch, on April 25, 2018
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    • So intricate and unique! What was your favorite part of making this table and benches?
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 27, 2018
      • I really enjoyed cutting and putting in the butterflies, but my favorite was right at the end, spreading the oil on and seeing the walnut transform. 
        By Tjbaum, on April 28, 2018
      • That's awesome! We also love to see the transformation after using oil!
        By RYOBI NATION, on April 30, 2018
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    • Awesome craftsmanship on these! They look flawless! What was your favorite part of making these?
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 1, 2018
      • I really enjoyed seeing the oak transform from what looked like wood destined for a burn pile to beautiful tabletops. Most of all I enjoyed seeing the excitement and smiles when we delivered them to their new home.
        By Tjbaum, on May 1, 2018

    • Excellent work,  they look great.
      By grover959, on May 4, 2018
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    • It looks beautiful!! Nice job! Was this your first time building a table?
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 18, 2018
      • Thanks! It was not our first table, we've done a few dozen by now. It was our first round dining table, before this we had only done smaller round tables. 
        By Tjbaum, on May 21, 2018
      • Gotcha! Well we think it turned out wonderfully!!
        By RYOBI NATION, on May 22, 2018
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    • What a cool bathroom!! Looks like you should walk outside and be on a beach! You guys made that vibe come across well! 
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 23, 2018
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    • They're awesome! Almost too beautiful to use! 
      By RYOBI NATION, on June 5, 2018

    • These are absolutely top quality! These would be perfect to use up some of my scrap hardwoods. I assume you used a box joint jig for table saw? But did you just sand in the points by hand?
      By Sawdust&Beer, on June 5, 2018
      • Yes I made a box joint jig for the table saw and created a first cut template. I got an old 1x42" sander to sand between the teeth and shape the points. I used the ryobi benchtop sander to shape the curves.
        By Tjbaum, on June 5, 2018
      • I've been wanting to make a box joint jig and/or spline joint jig for table saw since I got it, just havent gotten around to it yet lol.. Im thinking these would make some cool little gifts for my grooms men.. Thanks for the idea Tjbaum. 
        By Sawdust&Beer, on June 5, 2018
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    • Wow! These look fantastic.  Each of the style pieces you chose look great together.  The table leg design is super cool.
      By grover959, on July 2, 2018
      • Thanks, this table is one of my favorites we've done so far and I cant wait to do the next with the other two slabs from this log. I think we are going to go with copper colored legs and epoxy.
        By Tjbaum, on July 2, 2018

    • These are gorgeous! Nice job!

      By katmcl, on July 3, 2018
      • Thanks! We are really happy with how they turned out!
        By Tjbaum, on July 3, 2018

    • We're diggin' those legs!
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 5, 2018

    • The dinning table looks amazing.  No that the coffee table doesn't but I love the bow ties.  I have a couple boards that I have been saying I'm gonna do something with for too long now.  Mine are maple but I love your walnut.  Also, really like the legs.  Did you buy them locally or on-line?  I saw ones on Amazon that I was thinking of getting.
      By mrpip, on July 5, 2018
      • A fellow maker friend helped me put with the legs and we fabricated them locally specifically for the dimensions of this table. If your close to stl we could probably help you out. I would also highly recommend rubio monocoat 2c for hardwood finishing, its amazing stuff.
        By Tjbaum, on July 5, 2018
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    • These look wonderful! We like the varying sizes and patterns!!
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 18, 2018
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    • Absolutely beautiful! We just love that hairpin legs and that grain!!
      By RYOBI NATION, on August 10, 2018
      • Thanks, we are really happy we got to build it before they left town... did I mention we did it with five days notice before they left... after work... I didnt sleep much last week.
        By Tjbaum, on August 10, 2018

    • Love the beautiful wood.  Your use of butterflies sets it off.  Great work!  You just had Butternut slabs laying around in your shop?  Seriously that's awesome.  I'm throughly jealous.
      By mrpip, on August 10, 2018
      • I kind of have an amazing hookup with a retired guy that has a big slabber bandsaw and a logger friend and likes to mill wood so I get amazing slabs at ridiculously low prices... today I picked up seven 19" wide black locust slabs and three more 33" wide butternut slabs.
        By Tjbaum, on August 10, 2018
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    • It's gorgeous! Love the colors and tones too. Thanks for sharing!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
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    • Looks like fun! Thank you for sharing!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
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    • So much counter and storage space! Did you have the bar seating space before?  
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
      • We did but it was two levels. We also won the pipe challenge way back for the chairs. 

        The before is here: https://www.ryobitools.com/nation/projects/kitchen-island-and-contrete-counter
        By Tjbaum, on October 24, 2018
      • Ok, got it! I can see where the new top gives you more workspace. Great job!
        By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018
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    • Such a strong look! Love those Big Dipper legs and bowties.
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018

    • That is HOT!! Great work and I really like the custom brand!

      By mrpip, on October 25, 2018
      • Thanks, it was a fun build, I love working with Walnut!
        By Tjbaum, on October 25, 2018
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    • Man these are awesome, great job. I have been wanting to try some myself...
      By Siclestix, on January 2, 2019
      • Thanks!
        By Tjbaum, on January 14, 2019

    • Wow! Nicely done. These look great are each so unique.   
      By grover959, on January 2, 2019
      • Thanks!
        By Tjbaum, on January 14, 2019

    • Works of art!
      By Big daddy T, on January 2, 2019
      • Thanks!
        By Tjbaum, on January 14, 2019

    • were you able to do this with a Ryobi lathe?  I have been toying with the idea of working on pens recently.  
      By jimmyo5, on January 10, 2019
      • As far as I know Ryobi does not make a lathe, there are several good ones on the market and pens are a great intro into turning.
        By Tjbaum, on January 14, 2019
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    • That's a great-looking table, @Tjbaum! Beautiful dual-purpose design - love those tapered legs too. 
      By RYOBI Nation, on January 15, 2019
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