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  1. Wedding Arch

    This was a new wood wedding arch/garden arch that was made to look old and rustic. It was built to be assembled like a puzzle so that we could move it in and out of the wedding venue. A few light weight lengths of fabric and some battery powered lights helped to bring it to life.
  2. Heavy Front KING Murphy bed with Desk| Custom

    This is a Murphy bed that was finished up in January 2017. I call it the Templeton Murphy bed. The Templeton is characterized by four shaker style door sections on the front. This is a King size and it takes a standard 76" x 80" mattress. Even though It is a very heavy front being a King size...
  3. Bermuda Bound Murphy Bed | Custom

    This is my Ross style with some extra features. This one was competed in May 2010. It is built in maple and with color I call a Golden Birch stain. It is a custom mixed color. The verticals of the bed and the outside verticals have a chamfer cut in them that stops 5 ½" from the bottom and 2...
  4. Boat Bed Full Size | Custom

    This is a boat bed that was completed in November 2011. It is part of my Children's line of furniture It is one of four that I'm building at the same time. This customer requested custom color on the base. The portholes were an add-on and not usually on my standard version. For more...
  5. First Scroll Saw Project: Demon Light Box

    My first scroll saw project since shop class 35 years ago. About 25% the way through this project I was kicking myself. What was I thinking doing something with all these inside cuts for my first try at scrolling? Argh! It paid off though as I am happy with the project and my daughter...
  6. Light Modification

    I gutted the master bathroom about 10 months ago and have been working on it off and on. I am just about done and was working on putting in new lights over the sinks. The base of the ones we chose did not fit between the mirror and the wall, so I made new ones out of pieces of scrap walnut.
  7. Entertainment Center for 73" TV | Custom

    This is an entertainment center that was completed in February 2010. It was built for a 73" television. The customer gave me free reign on the project. I built is as a "built in" to be built in the shop and assembled on site. I chose Pine wood with a clear coat to match the wall paneling...
  8. Ebony Hudson Bay Murphy bed | Custom

    This is the first time I've used the Minwax Ebony stain by itself. I've used it in combination with a dye to achieve my cappuccino finish, but never alone and on oak. This bed was built in February 2011. It is a version called the Hudson Bay Murphy bed. It is the standard Alpine version with...
  9. Pottery Barn Headboard | Custom

    This is a headboard design by Pottery Barn. The customer has the platform and was planning on getting the headboard later on. There is one problem. Pottery Barn discontinued that particular style. They came to us to see if we could fill the void. We did and went one step farther. We added...
  10. Smithsonian Murphy bed | Custom

    This is a Murphy bed that was completed in September 2010 but some of the building pictures can be found in August . I call it the Smithsonian because "Smith" was the name of the customer I first designed this one for. Normally this one has a desk that folds out of the desk but this customer...
  11. Finishing Tote?

    I'm not really sure what to call this thing. When it comes to be "finishing" time, I find that the stuff I am looking for is all over the place. When I am done, the stuff is everywhere in different places it doesn't belong. I decided to make a little tote for it. It's made from left over...
  12. Christmas Star

    I made this Christmas star last year from some 1×3, outlined it with lights and hoisted it 20 feet over the kids' swingset. Well, I had to do better this year, right? While the star is finished and made of wood, I think the real story of this project is the installation. For 2011, I thought...
  13. Quarter Sawn Murphy Bed | Custom

    The is a Euro style Murphy bed that was built using quarter sawn white oak. It was completed in October 2010. One of the big features is the inset bookcases added to. The eight inch bookcase s turned inward and give a little bit of storage space and is cancelled with the bed is closed. Just...
  14. Cherry ceiling drop panel

    My wife and I had our kitchen remodeled last year and as a finishing touch, I wanted to add a decorative ceiling panel from which we could hang pendant lights over the new island. My other goal was to cover one of the can-light fixtures over the island. That fixture was on a dimmer switch with...
  15. Notre Dame Christmas decorations

    Made these three trees for this christmas to be displayed in front of my house. Very simple and fun project and very happy with how they turned out. Only pain was finding just the right size drill bit so the lights fit tightly…. 21/64 was not in my standard kit. Lol
  16. Spalted Curly Maple and Steel floating headboard

    I made this for one of the guest rooms in our house. I picked up several of these spalted maple boards a while ago and played around with different projects to use it in for a while. When my wife reminded me how boring that room was. Then poof there it was! I handmade the lights and inset all...
  17. New sconces(light cover)

    I recently remodeled my living room and wanted to add some new lighting. A friend of mine had a similar style sconce/light fixture in their living room and I wanted to see if I could come up with something of my own. Earlier this winter I replaced my back porch light with a new LED spotlight...
  18. Entrance Welcome Sign

    This welcome sign is made from Angelim Pedra. I made the lanterns from some old landscape light parts and incorporated them into the wood hexagon lanterns. It has a removable front sign panel that I can interchange seasonal greetings. I made a dozen or so signs on a small CNC router.
  19. Keiyaki (Elm) and Epoxy End Tables

    Was gifted a couple of short Keiyaki boards (Japanese Zelkova) one with curl/burl/spalt. Had the idea to do a epoxy fill for stabilization and a river table. Bought the wrong epoxy (Total Boat Self Leveling) that can only be poured 1/8" at a time… and it took too too long to finish, but the...
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