SchefflerWorkedWood

Donald Scheffler II, Houston, TX, US
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FUNCTIONAL ART. DESIGNED AND BUILT BY HAND. ONE PIECE AT A TIME. IN TEXAS, Y'ALL.

Scheffler Worked Wood is a one-man shop dedicated to designing + creating unique/bespoke hardwood furniture and accessories by hand.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP.
ADVANCED DESIGN.
MODERN CLASSIC.

At Scheffler Worked Wood, we purposefully create functional works of art that emphasize the natural beauty and characteristics found in each piece of wood selected for use. We build useful objects that uniquely combine traditional craftsmanship + hand-cut joinery with a modern aesthetic and approach to design.

Our work is designed and built to stand the test of time -- to be admired, used, and enjoyed -- from one generation to the next. We build with good, solid wood...only the best, most responsibly harvested local, domestic and exotic hardwoods attainable. Often featuring one or more species of exemplary color and figure, each piece is given an unadulterated hand-rubbed oil + wax finish that allows for natural patination with use and wear -- only improving the wood in its quality and character over time.

GREAT JOY IS TAKEN IN CRAFTING THIS FURNITURE.
IT'S HOPED THAT YOU WILL FIND JOY IN IT AS WELL.


Donald Scheffler II, Woodworker/Owner
Scheffler Worked Wood -- Houston, Texas 77008

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Laine Floating Slab Headboard

LAINE FLOATING SLAB HEADBOARD    Dimensions: 65"L x 22"H x 1"W Live-Edge Black Walnut Slab + Zebrawood Butterlies Hand-Rubbed Oil + Wax Finish Mounted Using Four Adjustable Stainless Steel...

Roosevelt Cigar Table

ROOSEVELT CIGAR TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  13"L  x  11"W  x 13"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability and...

Marre Coffee Table

MARRE COFFEE TABLE   Materials: Claro Walnut, Black Walnut Dimensions: 74"L  x  26"W  x  15"H Finish:  Natural hand-rubbed oil + wax -- buffed and polished to a satin gloss. This piece features...

Ryan Display Coffee Table

RYAN DISPLAY COFFEE TABLE   Materials:  Black Walnut, Glass Dimensions:  60"L x 24"W x 15"H * SOLID HARDWOOD CONSTRUCTION -- 6/4 BLACK WALNUT * HAND-CUT MORTISE/TENON + DOWEL WEDGE JOINERY * 14"...

Roosevelt Bourbon Table

ROOSEVELT BOURBON TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  25"L  x  19"W  x  24"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability...

Ryan Floating Media Shelf

 RYAN FLOATING WALNUT MEDIA SHELF   Dimensions:  116"L  x  12"W  x  5"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil & wax -- 5 coats of Danish Oil wet sanded up to 800 grit, followed by 2 coats of dark paste...

Fayette Cocktail Table

FAYETTE CEDAR SLAB COCKTAIL TABLE   Materials:  Eastern Red Cedar, Steel Dimensions: 51"L x 12.5"W x 13.5"H  This piece was made for a family's 1920s ranch house that had recently been redone, but...

Coker Coffee Table

COKER CHERRY SLAB COFFEE TABLE   Dimensions:  48"L  x  24"W  x  15"H. Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil & wax -- 5 coats of Danish oil wet sanded up to 1200-grit, followed by 2 coats of paste wax ...

Rice Coffee Table

RICE CHERRY SLAB COFFEE TABLE   This is my 2nd attempt at creating a live-edge slab piece -- and my first attempt at doing a Nakashima-style table (or any sort of inlay work for that...



Recent comments


Re: Roosevelt Bourbon Table

@mwschilling Hey, Mark -- here's a link to the finishing process/schedule I used on both, the Roosevelt Bourbon + Cigar Tables. Appreciate the compliment and thanks for your interest. Hope this helps -- let me know how it goes.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/scheffler-worked-wood/scheffler-worked-woods-maple-burl-finishing-process/563014833763701

Re: Marre Coffee Table

@ukmeager Really appreciate the compliment. As I'm self-taught and going about this work alone, any feedback -- whether positive, constructive or critical -- from a seasoned woodworker like yourself always means the most. Thank you.

Re: Rice Coffee Table

@Telescopaholic - Hahaha. I'll give you a pass on the criticism...because I totally agree! That notched leg is definitely off, proportionately, and the one thing I immediately regretted after completing this piece. I'd desperately like to "fix" this if ever I have the opportunity (the notched leg is about 1.5" thick and should be 1" - 1.25" thick, max, to match the thickest part of the round tapered legs). I probably think about this every couple of months, whenever I see a pic of the table. So, good eye - you hit the nail on the head.

Also, to answer your question, I placed the two butterfly keys across that crack in order to prevent any propagation - and for aesthetics. The slab was dried to a very low moisture content, so the likelihood of it continuing to split was/is very low - but better safe than sorry, right?. Besides, I think the added contrasting detail really highlights this piece's character without distracting from it.

Re: Coker Coffee Table

@DonsBarnwood - Really appreciate the compliment. Thanks! You can check out the underside of the table on my Facebook page...there's a whole album dedicated to this table entitled "Coker Coffee Table (Sold)". Search the "Scheffler Worked Wood" page on FB or cut & paste the link below:

www.facebook.com/SchefflerWorkedWood/photos

Also, I do have other pieces posted, here, on Fine Woodworking for you to check out (www.finewoodworking.com/profile/SchefflerWorkedWood) -- and also on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/SchefflerWorkedWood)
& Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/SchefflerWorkedWood). Let me know if you have any thoughts. Take care.

Re: Ryan Floating Media Shelf

@mrossk, thanks! Kind of like the idea that the support mount seems a bit mysterious, but I'll go ahead and share (my description/explanation will be somewhat wordy, so bare with me)...

The shelf is supported by a series of 6 tapered/angled, low-profile red oak brackets the are secured to a thin 108" long red oak mounting board using some fairly aggressive vertically sliding half-blind dovetails for strength. The brackets were designed to be as 'transparent' as possible so as not to take away from the 'floating' look of the shelf - they're really only visible when the piece is viewed at a fairly low angle (...say if you were looking at the shelf while sitting on the floor). Assembled, the mounting board is secured to the drywall with 10 evenly spaced anchors, countersunk into the board and pinned with oak dowels to cover their heads.

Seeing how black walnut is a fairly dense/heavy wood, and knowing TVs & electronics aren't light either, I originally wanted to mount the shelf by sliding it onto several extremely long/flattened carriage bolts that would be screwed securely into the wall studs. However, to my dismay, I soon realized the client's intended wall for this piece lacked the stud support one would typically find every 16" or so in standard wall construction. Because of this I was forced to get creative with my engineering/design in supporting the potential shear load - without a visibly 'tacky' means of distributing the shelf's final weight across the wall's face. ...so there you have it - the mount's actually quite simple in its execution & appearance, but it did require a decent amount of thought and solid math, along with some precise joinery technique.

Re: Rice Coffee Table

@DeereBoy - ha, It really was! Thoroughly enjoyed working on this project - with a slab this unique, it was easy to visualize/feel how the piece should look in the end. Loved the table so much that, instead of selling it, I swapped it with my old 'generic' coffee table and now get to enjoy the piece daily...and it only gets better with age!

Re: Rice Coffee Table

@Rich67 thanks! I certainly agree - sometimes it's the wood considered most "flawed" that ends up making the most beautiful piece.

Re: Coker Coffee Table

@shakersteve - Thanks for the compliment! The first two turned out well, but I've certainly improved with each piece (I believe), especially with the hand-cut inlays. The 1st was a simple Eastern Red Cedar slab w/ MCM steel hairpin legs - the 2nd, another Cherry slab set on a Nakashima-style base w/ Maple inlay (it's also in the FW "readers gallery"). You can check out my Facebook page for photos. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scheffler-Worked-Wood-Furniture-Design/178725915525930?sk=wall



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