Welcome to the Kyserike Kraftsman’s Website

By |January 1st, 2013

My interest in woodworking started early when I would visit my great grandfather’s and uncle’s workshops when I was a kid. I enjoy designing and creating works of art in wood that bring joy to the recipient.

I’ve created this site to document some of my experiences that will hopefully inspire others with similar interests. Please feel free to look around, leave comments, and come back often!
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Most of the updates that I will make to the site are blog entries with the latest updates being shown right here on the home page. You can always return to the home page by just clicking on the Home link at the top left of any page.

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The Kyserike Kraftsman is now on Facebook

By |December 29th, 2012

With almost 1 billion Facebook users we thought we should start embracing the social network scene and make our presence known on Facebook. So I’m here to announce that the Kyserike Kraftsman now has a page on Facebook. Please feel free to visit our Facebook page and don’t forget to Like us!

We plan on mirroring updates on both the website and the Facebook page, but will most likely post more photos on the Facebook page. The woodworking plans download store is also available through the Facebook page, so if you like Facebook feel free to use this avenue to make your plan purchases.

As I look back it’s been a great year for the Kyserike Kraftsman and I’m […]

Coming Soon – A New Look for the Kyserike Kraftsman

By |January 15th, 2016

Happy New Year!

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on some changes to the Kyserike Kraftsman’s website to make it a more modern design that will give our mobile viewers a much more enjoyable experience.  Our changes are very close to going live so I thought it was time to let our readers know that this was coming. You made not have noticed, but we’ve already made some significant changes recently.

Our woodworking plans can now be purchased through a credit card directly on our site without going through PayPal.
We have secured our site with an SSL certificate so that you can be sure that your data is secure.

Look for some new projects and woodworking plans […]

Customer Showcase – Greg from Texas

By |August 5th, 2015

This wonderful looking tack trunk that Greg created using plans purchased from the Kyserike Kraftsman was a gift for his wife. He used a Mahogany gel stain on the exterior with their farm logo (Greg’s wife painted the horse in the logo) inlaid in the front with solid brass accents all around. Greg also added an expandable luggage handle attached to a drawer slide on the bottom. Great job Greg, you should be very proud of your work! Thanks for sharing!



TV Stand Woodworking Plan is now available

By |April 21st, 2013

We recently completed the woodworking plan for building the TV Stand that we had previously highlighted on the website. The woodworking plan is now available in the Kyserike Kraftsman download store on the website or on our Facebook page.

The plan includes instructions for building both the single high TV stand and the double high TV Stand. It’s like getting two plans in one! Also included in your purchase is a separate PDF document that contains a full size template that can be used to help create the artistic bow front arcs that are a unique characteristic of this TV Stand.

This is also the first set of plans where we have used Google Sketch-up Pro’s Layout program to generate the […]

Customer Showcase – Bill from NY

By |April 4th, 2013

Bill sent us a few pictures of the tack trunk he built for his granddaughter using plans purchased from the Kyserike Kraftsman. The trunk looks very much like the one that I built for my daughter :-). Thanks for sharing Bill!

Creating the Small TV Stand

By |March 27th, 2013

I completed the TV stand this week and I’m pretty happy with the results. I still have a little bit of work to to do to get the woodworking plans ready to add to the download shop. I’m targeting to make them available by the end of this month.

If you’re interested you will find below a few details on the build.
Creating the Top and Bottom
The TV Stand is 13″ deep and 22″ wide. To create the top and bottom I edge glued two 1″ x 8″ red oak boards together to create a blank that was slightly larger than the finished piece. I used biscuits to strengthen the joint and let this setup overnight.
After the glue had dried I […]