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