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  1. Hope Chest On A Budget

    This is a hope chest that I made for someone who requested it. No fancy finger joints, dovetails or raised panels here but not just a plain old box either. I quoted them on a "fancier" one first but it didn't suit their budget. This one yielded a similar look with a better price tag. The...
  2. Kitty Toys

    Just a little something I whipped up to keep the cats entertained during rainy weather. Made of local cedar, no finish because I want it to silver as it ages. I glued and nailed it together Gorilla wood glue and 18 gauge 5/8" nails. I can put about a pound of sun flower seeds in it without much...
  3. Flip-Top Tool Stand

    You know how it goes … you get a new tool and the next thing you know, you have to have a place to put it! I haven't had a miter saw in the shop for the last couple of years because my old one was such a POS, I didn't use it much. I acquired the Hitachi 12" SCMS a few months ago (it is a...
  4. Maltese Falcon door pull

    I never finished the cabinet for this, but I was pretty happy with the carved Maltese Falcon door pull I created for it. I used a Moto-tool to carve the Falcon out of Ebony. (I have a small box on a high cabinet in my shop with tiny pieces of ebony that I draw from 1 or 2 times a year…..I swear...
  5. Adirondack Chairs

    These are my first attempts at outdoor furniture. Made from white oak, I purchased the lumber from a local sawyer. It was my first project built entirely from rough lumber - a ton of milling to get these big chair pieces! The plans were from a book of woodworking projects I purchased a few...
  6. Murphy Bed |Raised Panel w/Desk | Custom

    This is a murphy wall bed that I call the Smithsonian. The first one I built like this was for the Smiths, hence the SMITHsonian name. This is one that I make the desk disappear into the face of the murphy bed. I actually modify the Create-a-bed building instructions for the inner frame to...
  7. Makers Mark

    This is a 2 sided cared piece of curly maple with as hand used as a topographic element to represent Zion Nattional Park (raised Mountains with local stones) and the Recessed Grand Canyon with local Navajo Red Sand and Patina Copper oval outlined in Turquoise stones. This piece stands...
  8. Large Cabinet | Custom

    This is a custom cabinet that was competed on 09-22-2007. The customer requested that I finish everything in black but the front of the doors . The customer is an artist and will paint a scene on the front. It was built from maple, birch, and Popular. It has adjustable shelves and a hanging...
  9. Unfinished Bookcase

    My wife asked me to build this bookcase for our son Thomas. He definitely needs it; he already has a stack of books 2 feet high. The wood is pine and the finish will be BLO and garnet shellac, maybe a few poly topcoats (since it's for a little boy's room). This was my second project since I...
  10. The King Murphy bed | Custom

    This is one of the very few King size murphy beds that I have built. I don't publicize that I build them so only when I get a request will do it. The reason why is that I want my beds to go up and down without any effort. The king I just can't do that. I have the piston position to gain as...
  11. Trapezoid Table | Custom

    This is a custom table that was built carried a trapezoid theme in a few different places. The 4" thick top, built in a torsion box style, has sloped sides. The base slopes out about 5" on both sides. I also made the stools with about a 4" change in the width. The customer sent me a picture...
  12. Marketplace Classifieds
    I actually purchased these for a project I never got too. They are really nice 18" unfinished oak legs, would be perfect for a coffee table, end table, etc… Includes 4 of them. $50 includes shipping.
  13. Wood & Lumber
    Hi there. Yesterday I purchased a piece of ash below from someone who only sells lumber like this. To me, it looked like there were a couple watermarks across the bottom of the piece but he said they're natural lines within the wood and that when it's finished with oil, those lines won't be...
  14. Finishing
    Is there a term for when a piece of furniture, usually a chair, is sanded smooth but no finish is added? The idea being that contact with human skin will impart some sort of oils to the parts that are touched? I heard about this being done, but I wonder if there is an actual term for it.
  15. Blogs
    Murphy wall bed Build Today I'll be building a pair of murphy wall with a bookcase separating them. This will be the version I call the Hudson Bay. It is our simple Alpine with some molding added to the face. I use a stock molding found at a local hardwood supplier. They will be built...
  16. Blogs
    Murphy wall bed Build - Day 2 Got a lot done yesterday. All parts cut, banded, edges cleaned up and panels processed. I have all but trim building completed on the beds and haven't started on the bookcases yet. I plan on getting this completely finished today. Luckly I don't have to stain...
  17. Blogs
    Michael Rea Exhibit in Virginia Beginning in April, Michael Rea's fantastic visions of unreality will be on display at the Contemporary Art Center in Virginia. I bring this dose of culture to the Lumberjocks because of Mr. Rea's preferred medium of temporal materials - unfinished wood, for...
  18. Blogs
    Life sized tasks Well I haven't gotten any scale work done BUT I do have my bookshelf 3/4 done. It was a gaping hole in my wall from where I moved a closet short (don't worry I had 3 in a row..Yes, 3 closets 3' deep and from 3 - 6' long each! In a row! No deval on the house there) in order to...
  19. Finishing
    Okay my second thread posted here, so forgive me if it's foolish, but I was wondering about Gel Stains as single solutions. I have read on the General Finishes info it can be….and had a guy at a unfinished furniture store say it also…(though I suspect was hoping that would make the sell) I have...
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