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I'm a retired Silicon Valley high-tech guy. During my working career, I occassionally found time to design and build something out of hardwood that was worth keeping. I benefited greatly from taking classes given by Carolyn Grew-Sheridan, Art Espinet Carpenter, and Slimen Maloof (Sam's son). But, like I suppose most of us, I learned mainly by doing. After nearly 50 years at this, I'm still trying to get good.
Made to fit my 5' 4" tall wife some years ago, it's stood up well over time.
Free form design in White Oak
Patio coffee table in Western Red Cedar, 39" x 18" x 17" high.
Outdoor serving table in Tennessee cedar, 47" x 20" x 29" high. A simple, but I hope pleasing, design, with hints of Shaker and Greene & Greene motifs. This is…
Ulu knife cutting board by Maya, just turned 11 years old. Milling a spherical concavity in rock-hard rift sawn white oak would be a challenge for anyone.
A pleasant but unremarkable piece, I posted it only because its main purpose is to enable our aging cat get to his favorite spot on the bed without clawing the…
Salad servers of laminated black walnut and rift-sawn white oak, by Maya (now) age 10.
Small stool in cherry, 15" x 15" x 7". Built almost entirely by my woodworking protégé, Maya, age 9. Her very first furniture project!
Two-legged library table in black walnut, 27" x 12" x 33" high. Cloud lift motif feet and bottom rail are joined by exposed dovetails. Top edge treatment echoes this.
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