Portland-based Frank Howarth isn't your average ivory-tower paper architect, but a man who actually makes things with his hands—and shows you his design/building process. With a YouTube channel dedicated to "Architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and filmmaking," Howarth presents shop-built projects in a clever, entertaining way. I also like the man's flair for practical, attractive designs.
A good case in point is his series on French-cleat-based projects he built around his house. We've all got one of those closets filled with household cleaners and other domestic spillover, and here's how Howarth handled his:For the entryway to his home, he spied another opportunity for a French cleat install and some particularly pretty self-made coat and bag pegs:
And this sweet-looking marker board to keep the pegs company:
Want to see more? Howarth's got tons of projects posted on his Frank Makes website.