5 Quick and EASY gifts you can make from SCRAP wood!

5 Quick and EASY gifts you can make from SCRAP wood!

Are you a scrap wood hoarder like me? Ha! If so, here are 5 quick and easy projects you can make for Holiday Gifts from scrap wood!

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  1. Alex Young Carpenter النجار الصغير بالاسكندرية on February 10, 2022 at 10:23 pm

  2. Redds Morris on February 10, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Love the pot holders and the cheese board

  3. Bernard Douthit on February 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Tamar – I want to make the trivets you show for some family and friends, but I didn’t see the dimensions you used listed here or on your website. I’ll check the comments. As I understand it they are 7 to 8 inches long. The bottom pieces appear to be about 1.5 to 2 inches tall and when finally cut they are 1 to 1.5 wide/thick. The dadoes look like they are 3/8 to 1/2 inches deep. If you could confirm that these are close. I don’t have a Dado blade set so I’m planning on cutting all of them using my router and my largest straight bit is 1/2 in in diameter. Btw I got an upcut Spiral bit from Rockler and because they said it would reduce tear-out and it absolutely does. It wasn’t cheap – about $40, but it is way better than a straight bit. Thanks again for all of the great videos and project ideas.

  4. Adam Craig on February 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Alrighty 5 days till Christmas and I’ll be tackling some of these ideas, lol. Hope you can answer this question, but for the finish you used…I don’t think I can get the one you linked in the description soon enough, so would cutting board oil work? Thanks for the help!

  5. foln on February 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Great video, brilliant ideas and wonderful items! Thank you 😀

  6. FOXBOY PLAYZ yt on February 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    im glad you were having fun at the end of the video… it was fun to watch

  7. Gyula Simigla on February 10, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Great Video.
    Just an idea what you could make.
    Bird house or Bird feeder from scrap wood.
    Please, check my video for tips…
    This is not my profession, just my hobby.

  8. Russ Martin on February 10, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Cheese Slicer…$295
    Bagel Server ….$349
    Trivet…. $179
    Scrap Wood Box. $499.

  9. Tom Perry on February 10, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    I’m late to this party too. Thanks for these gift ideas, might actually clean up my scrap bins which have gathered dust for years! And your style is great!

  10. Ron Apple on February 10, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Made about 30 of the cheese slicers.
    Used them as gifts.
    Everyone loved the design
    Thanks for the idea

  11. A Rock on February 10, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Seriously handcrafting your own dowels? Oh dear …

  12. Corey Matheson on February 10, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Fantastic ideas, I love your creativity.

  13. Rene Salinas on February 10, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    I just came across your video. Very talented you are. What brand of finish did you use on that cheese cutting board? It came out looking great.

  14. David Lee on February 10, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    But, but… what to do with the scrap from your scrapwood projects??

  15. Pete Lodge on February 10, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Love your videos! Keep em coming, please!

  16. darci peeps on February 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Never know when you’ll need a bagel stand hehe 😜

  17. Scott Fallier on February 10, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Since I’m a year late to the party this seems like a great opportunity to ask… how did the unreinforced miter joints hold up?

  18. Luigi Rollo on February 10, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Hello, I´m Luigi fron Brazil. Congratulations, very beautiful projects.

  19. Dario Campos on February 10, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Nice and simple ideas!!!
    Greetings from Chile!!!

  20. Hidden Potential Project on February 10, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Where’s the QUICK and EASY part? Maybe for someone with every tool and has a lot of experience…

  21. agonified on February 10, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Learned a lot from you. thank you for sharing what you know.

  22. Mopac1976 Griffin on February 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Good video!! Great unique gift ideas!! Hopefully, the screwball has gone back to his planet….

  23. Bernard Douthit on February 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Tamar – to counter the comment from Screwball Planet I love your video style. I can tell you put a ton of time and thought into editing your videos – fast-forwarding through parts while still showing enough of what you’re doing so that people can understand and learn. The pace of your videos is also what I’d call a goldilocks speed, not too fast and not too slow – and you always show a sincere cheerfulness. The pieces you make here are beautiful, elegant, and useful all at the same time. I do have to admit that I had to look up the word trivet. When you first showed them they made me think of waffle fries, lol. A few questions for you: 1. What do you use for a finish? I’m going to try using shellac for some doors I’m making because it seems more natural/organic and dries faster. 2. Did you buy a set of router bits or did you just buy ones along the way? I’m still learning about using a router. 3. I visited my local Rocker store here in Denver for the first time and was blown away – especially by the wood choices. One interesting fact, they said they are the busiest they have ever been in their 67-year history. Where do you buy/source your wood? I know you buy some of it rough, but I don’t have a planer so I will need to get precut wood. I’ve got a Home Depot 5 mins from my house, but their wood selection isn’t great and, meh, it’s Home Depot. Lastly, having lived on the East Coast for 10 years I was trying to place your accent. Could it be the eastern end of Long Island?

  24. Kulwinder Kainth on February 10, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    You have great ideas.

  25. Nattering Springs on February 10, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I love your enthusiasm and clear explanations! Great ideas and demos! New sub! Thanks!

  26. Dave Pierce on February 10, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    How I missed this last season is a mystery and mistake on my part. As always, your videos are informative, well demonstrated and fun to watch … thanks much for the time and effort you put in to them. Cheers …

  27. Kathryn Newton on February 10, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Great! Especially when you have all the tools- Excuse my ignorance but hoe do you adjust your router bit for the table? Considering buying a Martlett portable router table

  28. T Rex on February 10, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    You are quite talented!

  29. Jason Nemecek on February 10, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Love the Trivets! Totally making those myself. The box and the wood pattern on the cheese maker are awesome as well. Thanks as always for sharing.

  30. ElCidPhysics90 on February 10, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Which glue did you use for the metal inserts and threads on the bagel stand?

  31. LWCD on February 10, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    all of these are so awesome. Thank you.

  32. Chloé W on February 10, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    That cheese cutter – Wowy!

  33. Kulwinder Kainth on February 10, 2022 at 10:51 pm


  34. Kathryn Newton on February 10, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    And the cheese board!

  35. Tim Riener on February 10, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Tell me you’re from the north east without telling me.
    I made a stand for my bagels.

  36. Yes It’s True on February 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    No offense but your video style is annoying. You probably have some good idea’s but you are too annoying to watch. I know you want to be entertaining but its a fail.

  37. Kathryn Newton on February 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Love the box!

  38. tom beck on February 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Love the out takes !

  39. Tony Beadle on February 10, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    These were great, I too liked the rounded over one, stand, rest thingy. I do envy your scrap pile

  40. MassGradingTeacher on February 10, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I loved the part where you made your own dowels and routed the channels for the dowel storage. Very creative!

  41. Jose Chavez on February 10, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for being so creative, entertaining and informative and on top of all this a super mom I’m sure. I’m sure that some of us watching couldn’t even handle a fraction of what you accomplish everyday. It’s very sad to see that people choose to use their time and effort to criticize someone else’s effort, talent and generosity. I for one am very grateful that you decide to use your time wisely and to inspire people like me. Tamar Thank you for being a great example!!
    Cheers from the windy city USA!

  42. Bob Taiy on February 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Very nice my love lady ❤️🥰

  43. Ryan Kneezel on February 10, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    What do you use on the pot holders as a finish? Love your content! Great work!

  44. Marco Bucci on February 10, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Gasp, I’m a year late to this video! Just ran into my woodshop to make that awesome round-over’d trivet. Awesome project ideas 🙂

  45. Frank Johnson on February 10, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I looked at the “bagel stand” and instead thought baby bottle drying rack. Then I thought baby shower gift that can be presented as dual purpose.

  46. Brian Foskey on February 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the vid! Awesome pieces! Are you self-taught (if so, how many years have you ‘been at it’?) or mentored?

  47. Erin Hall Makes on February 10, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    I love the look of the cheese board but I personally just don’t get owning a cheese board. I’m not a gadget person I guess. Just give me a knife and a cutting board. same with the bagel thing but they look beautiful. one day when I get a table saw I am defiantly going to try and make a chevron cutting board like this.
    all your jigs for your table saw, did you make them or buy them? i am guessing make. and im guessing you have a video on that too somewhere I need to find.

  48. Augustine Schaefer on February 10, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Your program is accessible to all levels. Thanks

  49. Ken Johnson on February 10, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    This is my first viewing and I loved your energy and your enthusiasm. I subscribed and looking for more.

  50. William Graff on February 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    “Easy” lol. Ok…