Seattle, WA, US

Thanks, Dad, for letting me break the toaster at 3 years old and then letting me to fix it my self. Thanks for letting me be your side-kick for all the projects through our time together. Most of all, thank you for encouraging me to do it myself, learn from my mistakes and to have the courage to try something new.

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Home Office Bookcase Wall

This project took nearly 2-1/2 years of Sundays to complete. Luckily it was commissioned by my (still) very close friends, so their patience and collaboration was unlimited. This is my first builtin...

Cherry Cabinet

This media cabinet was commissioned by my "day job" employer to live in our Corporate Board Room.  The dimensions constrained the cabinet to fit between a support column and a wall and needed to be...

Master Bedroom Cherry Casings

This is my master bedroom, which started out with a complete demo of the exterior walls (inside). After hours of weekend labor, the windows are done. All from American Cherry with an oil finish. 

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

The inspiration garnered from Doug's new book, "Beautiful Boxes", could certainly be embraced, considered and then spur action in my home woodshop. I often dream of making, "beautiful Boxes" on my own, but guidance is always appreciated.

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

Ahh - a book every woodworker's library should contain. This would be a welcome addition to mine!

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

This is probably my weakest skill-set...I could benefit from some instruction!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Modern Cabinet Work by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper

Perspective is an important element of any woodworking project. Often, it suits me to gain perspective on a new project (or an unforseen challenge of an on-going project), by exploring multiple views and techniques of other woodworkers and problem-solvers. From this information, I usually morph two or three ideas into the best solution for my project, my knowledge and the tools at my disposal. The end result is pleasing and inspires me to continue to learn. My library is yearning for this book!

An inspirational saying: You might have to learn by doing in order to maximize the talents you have. Solutions come during the process, not the plan.

Safe & happy woodworking!

Re: Fireplace mantel and hearth

That is really striking and beautiful. Not too busy, not too loud...I'd say you warmed it up perfectly! Too bad it's in a basement.

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