About Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

With a builder for a father, it was inevitable I would eventually have a hammer in my hand, pounding nails with the framing crew, although more often merely the gopher.  Still, it was wood, and I was working with my hands.

Our first project together was a desk for my bedroom using a plan from one of the school magazines.  That enjoyment from working with wood and my hands continues to this day, and I try to keep current with all things woodworking – tools, finishes, everything.

He founded Blue Heron Website Development and Blue Heron Stillness. He has also taught at Williams College.

Contact: michael@obsessedwoodworking.com


Michael’s Recent Articles

In the video “3 Ways to Build Floating Shelves,” Mr. Build It presents a comprehensive guide to constructing floating shelves at varying skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This video…

In the video “Simple Bookshelf from Stair Treads | Build It | Ask This Old House,” the team from This Old House demonstrates how to create a sturdy and attractive…

In the video “DIY Simple Desk Build,” Chase Christopher shares a straightforward guide to building a functional and stylish desk using basic tools and materials. Inspired by a design from…

In the video “Turning a Leftover Slab into a Beautiful Desk,” Chris from Foureyes Furniture takes a seemingly unremarkable piece of leftover wood and transforms it into an exquisite desk….

Are you looking to create or revamp your home workspace? Here are 27 home office ideas. I hope they inspire you to create a great workspace! With so many of…

Buttered Side Down takes on the noble art of transforming a simple block of wood into something… recognizable. With a mix of sheer determination, questionable techniques, and a few too…

In the video “DIY Nightstand Made from 2x4s,” Brady Hommel demonstrates how to build a stylish and functional nightstand using just three 2x4s. This video is perfect for beginner woodworkers…

In the video “Dust Collection and Respirators: Your Questions Answered,” Stumpy Nubs from Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal delves into the importance of dust collection and respiratory protection in the woodworking…

In the video “Building a Walnut Console Table,” Keith Johnson from Keith Johnson Custom Woodworking takes viewers through the intricate process of constructing a beautiful walnut console table. This video…

In the video “Makita Track Saw Review,” Matt from 731 Woodworks presents a comprehensive review of the Makita Track Saw, addressing common concerns and comparing it to other popular brands…

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