I recently made a small wall shelf with drawers from some air-dried lumber I picked up from friends. Having a limited quantity forced me to design the materials at hand rather than designing the piece and looking for lumber afterward.
Each year the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association holds its annual show at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., drawing as many as 400 pieces from all around the U.S. This year was another wonderful outpouring of woodworking passion and talent.
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association has a free, easy-to-use wood selector online, with all the info a woodworker needs, including working properties, design ideas, and images of each wood with various finishes on it.
This is one of the tables I will be showing at the Fine Furnishings Show this weekend. The base is ebonized Ash and stainless steel. I used steel wool soaked in vinegar to ebonize the Ash. Finish is...
There are a number of ways SketchUp is used in woodworking including:1. The development of a conceptual design2. Creating views and images for client review3. Working out a complex joint4. Estimating...
I designed and built this small side table over the past winter, it's main body is Ash. A log that my wife and I literally stumbled over a few years back on the shore of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. I had a freind with a bandsaw mill rip it down and left it to air dry for three years. The drawer fronts are made from Angelique, again another 'sea-faring' wood species...This was reclaimed from an old barge that sat in Marthas Vineyard for the better part of 100 years!
This table was completely made by hand using only hand tools.
The finish is Tried and True oil/varnish mix.
Reclaimed wood, no power tools used and a food grade all natural oil for finish...what could be any greener than that?