Author Archives: David Lyell

David Lyell

About David Lyell

David is the online content director for Popular Woodworking – he coordinates all of our online content, and gets in the shop whenever possible.

My New Role as Senior Editor and My Take on a Shaker Settee

I have a bit of news to share with you this morning. I am taking on new responsibility as the new Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking! For the last year, I’ve served as the Online Content Director where I’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing you amazing content on the Shop Blog, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest...

Table Saw Basics – I Can Do That

Hey! In our last episode of I Can Do That, we introduced the table saw. This time, we’re covering three table saw basics that will take your woodworking to the next level. Subscribe to get notifications of new videos! http://bit.ly/2JMeK0W We start by angling the blade. By angling the blade, you’ll...

DIY Workbench Plans – Box Beam Bench

This workbench design is a simple and inexpensive DIY project that anyone can complete in their garage workshop. We are making the workbench plans available for download, check the link at the bottom of the post! The top of this DIY Workbench is made from three layers of MDF. Some might...

PopWood Playback #17: Leather Camp Chair, Float Frame & More!

We’re looking for an Art Director. We’re trying to find someone in Cincinnati, Ohio, before looking outside the tri-state area. Check out the listing here: http://bit.ly/2I4Iu9D 🎥 Anne of All Trades – DIY Leather Camp Chair: https://youtu.be/Smtv0ceYBHY 🎥 Jon Peters Art & Home – How to Make a Float Frame: https://youtu.be/lSU5darREwc 🎥...

PopWood Playback #14

I pulled together five videos this week that I think you’re going to love. We kick it off with Third Coast Craftsman and his copper and barn wood sign. It looks incredible and I think you’ll appreciate the design as well. Next is Shawn Stone’s platform bed, it’s a straightforward design that is...

We’re Hiring! PopWood Playback #14

Join the Popular Woodworking team! We’re looking for a Senior Editor, read the description here: http://bit.ly/2q7FIIY Check out Mortise and Tenon Magazine, Issue 4: http://bit.ly/2q7gXfV Congrats to Billy R. on winning the carving knife kit!  🎥 Kyle Toth – Maple Cabinet with TV: https://youtu.be/CUgqcZ3GmDw 🎥 Shaun Boyd – Modern Plywood Desk:  https://youtu.be/MRh4U9zEqnk...

Join Me Live on PopWood Playback! #12

Sometimes I have hair-brained ideas. I really have no idea how this one is going to go, but I’d like to invite ANYONE who produces YouTube woodworking videos to join me on PopWood playback LIVE. We film PopWood Playback every Thursday afternoon, which I understand will not work for many people...