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  1. Updates on Ebony Cabinet,Tapered Pieces and Concertina Hinge Table

    I have added updates to my blog on the projects featured above … check them out if you have a minute … dan http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/
  2. Live Edge Walnut Shuffleboard w Monkeypod Playing Surface

    Here's where I've been the last few to 6 weeks… This 12' Live edge walnut shuffleboard table set with a matching bench & maple hard top. Trimmed out with some more of that birdseye maple from Yellowstone. The Box frame wound up being finished @ 10/4 by the time all was said and done. The...
  3. Game table

    I found this table at Habitat for Humanity for $15. It was in really bad shape. I put a lot of work into sanding it down and taking it down all the way to the wood. Then I stained it and polyurethaned it and brought it back to a nice finish. I built a new top with a padded surface and color...
  4. 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...
  5. Poker table with folding legs and wahoo game board

    My daughter got engaged and moved in to a little apartment with her BO. We are big game players we love playing wahoo but we call it DON'T GET MAD then poker and dominoes. Anyhow its a small one bed room apartment with little room so i did folding legs instead. I wish i would of took a few more...
  6. A Hepplewhite style Federal game table in six days, PIX.

    A Hepplewhite style Federal game table, in solid walnut, with veneers, inlays, string banding, and rosewood cross banding. This was a joint project with expert woodworker and friend, Jack Hutchison from Houston, TX. We built it in six days. You can read the full story of our joint projects by...
  7. 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!
  8. Chess / Checker Game Table

    A customer came to me with an odd request, he had a collection of Avon chess bottles he had collected over the years but could not find a game board for them so I took up the challenge. The base of the chess pieces are 2 1/8" around, using that as a starting point I designed the squares to be 2...
  9. Rotating Game Board - A Simple but Unique Solid Wood Chess and Backgammon Table

    OK - this piece has been going on for a while and has appeared in various states in my gaming blog series. Finally - HERE is the completed piece! One solid American black walnut original design gaming table by Artisans of the Valley (Eric M. Saperstein & Michael Pietras) custom built for our...
  10. Walnut Game Table

    I made this for a friend who found a similar table on the internet. (Google "geekchick") He and his wife and mom did most of the hand-sanding. I designed this from available photos and, I believe, made a few design improvements. It is designed to serve as a game table with a depressed vault...
  11. Bow Tie, Anyone?

    Nothing monumental . . . just having fun and keeping my hands busy. One was carved for our Independence Day and the other two are going to be painted white to be worn for a formal occasion with a Tux - all with Basswood. I have two others in the works in Lacewood. Zebra wood might be good for...
  12. Chess Table

    I made this chess table for my little brother before he went to Afganistan. It is mostly oak, that came from a old oak tree that had blown down in a storm, and used the ole chainsaw mill to start the milling process for the lumber. The walnut also came from another down tree on the farm. The...
  13. Concertina Hinge Game Table

    We have started to work on a concertina hinge, folding top, game table. It's an interesting concept that I saw once in an antique store. It took me a minute to track down info on it's design, but I did through the Fine Woodworking website and now we are beginning construction of the table...
  14. Cherry & Walnut Chess Table w/ folding legs

    This was a job for a very good friend who is obsessed with chess. It's like guys I know who play golf they get crazy with it. So what to do? Charge him for a custom table….He'll pay….He's obsessed right? No, all kidding aside this was very difficult to get right. I hope it's still...
  15. Concertina Hinge Game Table

    I think I posted this project earlier while it was in process. It was a challenging and rewarding project. I have posted many process photos, references and construction notes on my blog at http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/ Check it out if you have a minute … Happy Holidays … dan
  16. Folding card table

    This is a piece I just finished for a client who wanted a folding table to play cards on. He wanted something compact that would open up when in use. It's built of quilted and quartersawn maple veneer, solid maple, and wenge. It's 39" square and 30" high. This design is a contemporary take on...
  17. Chess Table

    Sorry for the bad picture. I found this on my computer. This was the first big project I ever did. It was designed around the marble chess board that my girlfriend bought me in Mexico. I did this in my high school shop class and used all pieces of scrap that I found in my grandpap's shop. The...
  18. Game Table

    This table was designed for any game to be played upon it, from board games to cards. It can also be used as a decorative table for almost any room in the home. The wood is mainly alder with some walnut accents. The copper patina was created with the torch and an acid solution. Copper has a way...
  19. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hey all, I am looking for a copy of the plans for the Classic Shaker Side Table in Woodwroking mag. Issue 2. I am willing to pay for copy and postage. Or if you have it in file copy that would be cool also… I know you can buy the #2 issue in Pdf file but I really only would like the table...
  20. Blogs
    Plans needed for Reversible Inlaid Backgammon & Chess Table Does anyone have plans for a reversible inlaid backgammon and chess table? My husband is retiring soon December of 08) and I wood like to make this for him. I already have two chairs that have great bones and are the appropriate size...
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