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  1. Figured Bloodwood and Curly Maple table.

    This side table was designed totaly from scratch by me and my wife for the art gallery it will be going in. The top is a piece of bloodwood I stumbled upon at a local lumber yard and honestly didnt know what I was going to do with. At one point It almost got turned into book ends for a customer...
  2. Old Round Table Restoration

    Old Round Table Restoration I was given the task to restore and paint an old round table and put a mirror on the top. 1. First I remove all the brass hardware - fix all broken and misaligned parts and sand the table to remove the old varnish 2. I cover the newly exposed wood with two coats of...
  3. Enchanted Bookcase

    My version of one Daughter seen online. Built for our 9 yr old Granddaughter. Made from 5/4 ash, oak ply back. Drew up a full size paper plan. I started this a week before christmas 2011. Fun project to make.
  4. Nautical Style Submarine Door

    This is a submarine door all made from recycled lumber. It is grafted into a standard door which is the door to my office at work. I made this all at home in my shop and installed it into my existing office door at work on the weekend. It has been up for almost a year and people still stop to...
  5. Gun display chest

    Okay first thing is this is a display chest, it's not made for locking up the guns. The reason why I say this is every time I build a chest or cabinet that involves gun storage there is always some one who try's to lecture me about gun safety. These are items I build for my customers with there...
  6. Dining table

    Hello LJ friends long time no post. I was commissioned to build a basic rustic 4' X 4' dining table. It started out pretty good till I got to the finish sanding part. My customer came by my shop and decided he wanted it 2' longer and he wanted board added to the ends and going the other way like...
  7. Yard sale Country Victorian Dresser

    I did this project several years ago (around 1988) when I had only just started trying my hand at woodworking. I bought this old chest for twenty five dollars and I got the 6 layers of paint at no additional charge! After stripping I found that Bondo had been used to fill a large area of...
  8. Woodcarving: Very low relief 1/8 deep carving and Antique Doors.

    In September of 2012 I was commissioned to carve on antique mahogany doors from big old house in Pennsylvania. House about 10000 sq. f. Age of those doors 100 years. from 1911. Doors were not solid mahogany they had only 1/8" panels on top of pine raised panel. So my WOODCARVING has to by only...
  9. Walnut Doggy Bed

    I'm fairly new on here and this would be my fist post, so hopefully the photos show up alright.. A girl I know wanted a special bed for her pup and asked if I'd be interested. I wasn't really into it at first thought, but I didn't have any projects pressing so I said I would make something for...
  10. Bleached Walnut Desk

    All the solid walnut was bleached 3 times and the plywood was bleached once. This is the wood bleach we used. We used yellow dye stain, orange dye and a brown wipe on stain as a glaze and clear coated with conversion varnish. This is the appliques being bleached. See the blog on how it was...
  11. Chandelier

    This was just a enjoyable way to spend a lazy Sunday in the garage.
  12. Custom Handcrafted Black Tie Live Edge SLAB WOOD HARVEST TABLE

    This is a live edge Slab table that my wife and I designed and handcrafed for the Collingwood Art Show! It is made from a 150 year old maple tree that had to be cut as its branches were dropping and becoming a hazard to the town. We were able to make several tables from this tree including the...
  13. Jewelry box for my little girl

    I wanted to try some small cabriole legs and play around with the golden mean. This is what I came up with. I originally wanted something more complicated but I only had so much padauk. I used padauk, maple, and cocobolo. I learned half blinds in thin stock isn't that easy, hide glue is...
  14. Church Organ Grill Repair

    We have an old wooden church that was moved to the current church grounds that dates from the 1860's. We now use it for a wedding chapel and morning mass. Inside is this very old walnut case foot-pump organ that is still used for services. I was asked to repair the sound grill if possible...
  15. fireplace surround

    This is the fireplace surround I made out of Red Oak with Carpathean Elm Burl Veneer inset panels, and Walnut rosette's.
  16. A Bow Front "New Home" Table from 30 Years Ago

    This is a project that I abandoned almost 30 years ago. While preparing to sell my former home, I was faced with the overwhelming challenge of cleaning out my old Model T garage/shop. I found the top I built for the circa 1895 "New Home" wrought iron legs. In parts, it was in terrible...
  17. Chippindale Futon

    Built this futon for my son for Christmas as a nice piece for his 1 BR bachelor pad. My first large project with a lot of joinery and I had to build and turn the arms. It's a beautiful and comfortable piece and I hope my son keeps it in the family as an Heirloom. You can see my basement...
  18. Writing Slope

    This was made as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law who is a journalist. It is inspired by some c.1820's writing slopes that I researched. It is made from Sapele Mahogany. The top is veneered with Waterfall Bubinga. The writing surface is leather. With all of the moving parts and...
  19. stair case remodel

    big job. we removed drywall knee wall on entire staircase to widen and upgrade to a new iron and oak staircase. Solid oak mission style box newels with A combination of single spoon and single and double knuckle balusters. Using the sure tite fasting system is great for hardwood posts and a...
  20. under the stairs pantry

    this was a fun build. We matched the kitchen cabs with this system. Ended up with 7 drawers that were 24Lx22Wx4H (so a lot of storage) just a clear coat lacquer on the drawers to protects and 2-3 poly on doors and face frame. we have a drywall finish wall on backside of cabinet to finish off...
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