When it comes to watching glorious wood project videos on YouTube, it’s hard to argue that Frank Howarth of the YouTube channel Frank Makes doesn’t rank up there among the best. With passions in both photography and woodworking, Frank blends the two seamlessly to give his viewers a unique view of his various project processes (such as strapping a camera to his lathe!!??).

In his latest video released this past weekend, Frank gives us a rundown of how he turned a stump of raw wood into a well-balanced stool:









For those with inquiring minds…yes, that is an amazing, drool-worthy woodshop located on Frank’s property in the woods of Portland, Oregon. He talks more about it and also documented the construction of it here:

We also featured Frank on an EngineerVsDesigner episode last year where he talked about everything from how he got started in woodworking to what his favorite shop tool is:

Keep up the great work, Frank!


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.