Rag 'n' Bone Brown is an online video channel documenting woodworking, restoration, DIY and upcycling projects using mainly salvaged wood and reclaimed materials by Keith Brown, Maker Of Things. Videos range from build projects like furniture builds and restorations, workshop projects, home & garden & pet projects to vlogs, tool reviews and influencer interviews. Based in Norwich in the UK, the channel began in 2015 on YouTube.


In this video I put two hard wax oil wood finishes to the test - Osmo Polyx-Oil Vs Oli Natura Hard Wax Oil from Germany - which happens to be the cheapest hard wax oil available on Amazon.  I test out their appearance, ease of application, drying and cure time, stain resistance and value for money.

Oli Natura Hard Wax Oil Clear Satin 1l  https://geni.us/nAdR

The Dream Desk!

In this video I install the desk and work on some other office improvements

Dream Desk Build: Desk Top - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYCVPQg_VY
Dream Desk Build: Desk Drawers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgvc5-PH470
Bathroom Renovation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJm9GxEsS38


Making My Dream Desk

In this video I build two drawer units as a base for my desk in a mid century modern feel using some salvaged timber that had a woodworm problem, some nice sapele boards and some birch plywood for my DIY dream desk build.

Building The Desk Top Video : https://youtu.be/u4Q1wAs1zCI

Building My Dream Desk

In this video I am building my DIY dream desk.

Workshop Banter Podcast: available on all the usual podcast platforms like Apple, Google, Spotify etc. https://anchor.fm/workshopbanter plus YouTube (don't forget to subscribe please!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC36wkVzxfkT7JzzQHkTz_Eg

Stumpy Nubs video about wide mitre joins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-OGtAs12ZQ

New UK Woodworking Maker Podcast: Workshop Banter

Introducing the Workshop Banter podcast, a new UK based woodworking maker podcast hosted by myself and Matt of Badger Workshop

Episode 1 should be available now on all streaming services, including Spotify, Google and Apple.  YouTube link: https://youtu.be/mPyqGWqj_j4

Also available in video form on YouTube: Workshop Banter on YouTube (please subscribe!)

Help support future episodes of the podcast at: http://patreon.com/workshopbanter

Fixing A Rotten Door For £0.00

In this video I repair a rotten door and door frame on a garage using only salvaged timber and bits and pieces.

Wood preserver: https://geni.us/vp0P6

DIY Pergola - Costs / Mistakes / How Long It Took

In this video I talk through the lean to pergola/patio cover project, covering my mistakes, lessons learned, how long it took and a full breakdown of the costs.

0:00 Intro
0:21 IP44 Lighting added
0:41 What I'd Do Differently
6:16 How Long It Took
7:02 ITS Black Friday Sale
7:30 How Much It Cost
11:18 Winner!

Polycarbonate Roof Installation

In this video I install a polycarbonate roof to the pergola that I made in a previous video - Link here : https://youtu.be/Koy0Nj3pWhc

Amazon product links:
Flashing tape: https://geni.us/9oJtjnS if applying to unpainted brick or concrete, I'd recommend using a primer before applying flashing tape to get good adhesion: 1L https://geni.us/7Bz0 5L https://geni.us/DAOB
Breather tape: https://geni.us/PwBN
Polycarbonate compatible silicone: https://geni.us/xci25m

I Built A Pergola

In this video I build a pergola in our garden using pressure treated softwood rough sawn timber.

0:00 Intro & Timber Collection
0:47 Post Holder Drainage
1:45 4x4 Posts
2:25 Front Beam
2:56 Half Lap Joinery
4:17 Sponsored Message
4:51 Front Frame Assembly
5:36 Wall Plate
6:38 Checking Rafters For Camber
7:01 Roof Pitch / Angle
8:25 Joist Hangers
8:51 Installing End Rafter
11:17 Installing Rafters With Joist Hangers
12:15 Corner Braces
12:50 Outro

PPE - The Good, The Bad and The Useless

In this video I review all my PPE, starting with six respirators, then pairs of five ear defenders, and finally six pairs of safety glasses

Amazon Product links (in order of appearance).  Please note I earn a small commission from any purchases::

GVS Eclipse Respirator Mask (M/L) with P3 Filters (https://geni.us/hImn4fS GVS Eclipse Respirator Mask with A2P3 Filters (gases and vapours) https://geni.us/JzuRx 2x Replacement P3 Filters https://geni.us/JTZEF 2x Replacement A2P3 Filters https://geni.us/216co 2x Replacement A1P3 Filters https://geni.us/uzHzFDH