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  1. Federal Tip Top Table

    This is a Federal Tip Top table, reproduced from Michael Dunbar's classic book, Federal Furniture. I like little tables because they are something that I can get a handle around and complete in a couple of weekends. My wife, however, has read the riot act to me and said 'NO MORE SMALL...
  2. Neoclassical Coffee Table

    Solid Honduran Mahogany. Drawer fronts are Solid Tiger Maple with Purpleheart cross-banding and Tiger Maple cock bead. 6 Dovetailed drawers (hand cut) 3 on front 3 on back. Square tapered legs with Holly stringing and berry inlay , 8 Holly sand-shaded ellipses (2 inlayed on each leg) legs also...
  3. Federal Game Table

    Here's a Federal period (ca. 1810 or thereabouts) game table I just completed. Basic side table with my own design elements, including the veneer, inlay, and the folding leaves. There's a slide show on my website showing the steps involved, if anyone is...
  4. Sheraton style tea caddy

    This was a fun project utilizing a variety of inlay. The project sort of evolved. I did not intend to put the boxes in or make the ogee feet, for example. I kept adding details til it looked like it was done. Thank you for looking and wishing everyone a good New Year….. -Bill (Snow...
  5. Federal table finished!

    Finished this table awhile ago and never got around to updating the old post! please look back for pictures and story!! Drawer is solid cherry with a bookmatch pomelle sapelle face veneer , cockbeaded in cherry and inlaid with mitered holly strings. Third pic shows what happens when you dont...
  6. Federal table carcass , drawer to follow next month

    This is a small cherry federal table , it has holly stringing done by hand and dremel , bandings from lee valley but inlaid by small router plane and also has handcut "bellflower" inlays sand shaded in maple. overall the table is not bad. however oversanding resulting in having some issues...
  7. tea box with inlay

    This was a tea box made of the last scrap of some curly birch from home depot of all places. I also had a scrap of walnut for the lid and wanted to take a crack at some inlay so i put in a rudimentary fan in the corner just as practice.
  8. Federal Dressing Table

    Inspired by John and Thomas Seymour circa: 1790-1830 of Boston MA. Solid Cherry. Purpleheart accents. Secondary wood is Poplar. Mortise and tenon joinery. Turned legs. Purpleheart cross-banding on table and mirror. Purpleheart edge-banding on mirror and drawers. Mirror swivels and locks at any...
  9. Demilune Table #1

    A modernized take on the classic Federal Style Demilune Table - walnut with holly and cherry burl inlay. I wanted to do a project with inlay work, and I also wanted to try my hand at bent lamination in a low-stakes application (where the edges wouldn't be too visible). This naturally led me to...
  10. Half round federal table

    Made on and off over the course of a year the table is made of a "bricklaid" poplar apron covered with a bookmatched pomele sapele veneer, sapele legs inlaid with maple sandshaded flowers, holly and ebony stringing, ebony feet and birdseye maple fields. The top is mdf veneered with african...
  11. Federal Table

    My Federal table is complete except for the hardware! Big thanks to Tommy MacDonald for the inspiration to create this Federal table. In case you don't know, Tommy is a graduate of the North Bennett Street School and is a master of the Federal style. I learned a TON of new skills on this project...
  12. Federal Style Game Table

    Here is my second "Game Table". This one has two swinging legs to support the top when it opens, and the center section has become a drawer!
  13. Side Table

    This side table is made out of pine, simple mortise and tonon construction with a drawer in the middle
  14. Chest of Drawers with Leaf Inlay Top

    The carcass for this project was made of walnut, unfinished, and was being sold at an estate sale for a local cabinet maker on Whidbey Island. Roughly 1.5 years later, I've finally made drawers for it and finished it. The top drawers are maple on the sides and poplar for the back while the...
  15. Federal Period Card Table

    For a challenge I decided to make a Federal Period card table. This has been my most challenging and intricate piece to date. My favorite part of the piece is the eagle inlays. There were many firsts for me in this project including my first attempt at marquetry, inlay, veneering, wood...
  16. Cherry Federal Table

    Cherry Federal Table with bow front veneered drawer. Holly string inlay on legs and top, ebony and holly stripping on frame and leg cuff.
  17. Display Cabinet |Federal Style

    This is a display cabinet that was built for a customer that was in need for a lot of China display space. It is 109" tall. They really like the style of Duncan Phyfe with a Federal style top. By working with the customer this is what we came up with Features: Mahogany wood Full extension...
  18. Zebra wood box

    This box was done by veneering squares of Zebrawood over MDF creating a small box its about 8 inches square, 2.5 inches tall. The inside is felt no big deal but was playing with the zebrawood scrapes one day and thought it would be fun. Sat unfinished in the shop for a long time since I was...
  19. Mahogany hall table

    This is a recently finish hall table i made for my mother and father in law as a thank you. It's african mahogany for the aprons/legs. Curly maple for the drawer fronts, quartersawn sapele for the top, mahogany stringing, holly stringing. 2 coats of danish oil. This one was a whole new learning...
  20. Shaker table with Garrett Hack inspired inlay

    This little table came from Popular Woodworking magazine. It was called the Simple Shaker Table. I shortened it three inches and added some inlay. It's made of Cherry, the inlay is curly maple, ebony and holly. I've always liked the inlay that Garrett Hack does and this table has some of his...
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