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Mesquite and Mahogany Console

A commisioned piece to provide a rustic TV console formed from a single bark-on, kiln dried mesquite slab. The 6ft slab was halfed, one half flipped to conform to the arch of the first and both...

Mesquite & Cherry Sofa Table

A commissioned mesquite and cherry sofa table built around a 72" Mesquite slab accented with turquoise and copper inlay and secured with functional mahogany bowties. The contrasting natural cherry...

Mahogany Book Cabinet

A simple mahogany book cabinet that combines both open and closed storage. The piece is constructed with mortise and tenon joined panel frames. The mahogany front posts are concave in two planes...

Smoke and Mirrors

Friends wanted to outfit their contemporary bedroom with mirrored pieces instead of more traditional designs. Based on photos they provided, I prepared designs for a dresser and matching...

Mahogany/Makore Amoire

One thing about old houses is a lack of closets so a friend asked for a large amoire.  The African Mahogany case is accented with Makore veneered door and side panels. The upper unit also holds...

Heather's Jewel

Heather wanted easily accessible, wall-hung storage for her jewelry. A thin, double door box unit with six drawers filled the bill. The exterior door/drawer surfaces are cased with plane tree...

Big

A friend asked for a large dresser in an "old world" style and supplied a couple of internet images for reference. She also wanted plentiful Rosewood displayed along with separate storage for her...

Tabular Display

A collection of small occasional tables.

50's Fab

A friend forwarded internet images of a TV console and companion coffee table he wanted in walnut for his "new" living room concept.  These midcentury modern pieces may bestraight...

Tsuba Display

A friend inherited a Japanese Tsuba collection and wanted a simple wall display. New to me, a little research revealed that Tsubas serve as hand guards on the traditional katana and wakizashi...

Shoe Dock

A simple project to allow the door of my wife's closet to shut (temporarily). Mahogany carcass with a birch interior and burled spanish cedar doors provide decorative andstandaloneconcealment...

The Joker

A friend wanted a compact game table with a lighter side for her parlor. This piece worked well with its mahogany bellbottom legs and contrasting sycamore top with stylized inlayed accents. The...

Lincoln Revival

Adaptation of an internet image of a lincoln backless bench. African Mahogany construction designed for an indoor/outdoor location sheltered from direct sun and moisture. The end standards and the...

Footnote

A friend needed a footrest to match his colonial style chair and I was able to fashion one from some mahogany drop pieces and salvaged leather.  The concave, laminated seat basewasvacuum...

Hilo Heritage

Vacationing in Hawaii, I was taken by similar style table shown in a Hilo consignment gallery that was equisitely done in cocobolo. Loving the style but having to choose between cocobolo andfood...

An Asian Cherry

This asian inspired bench serves as standby seating in a casual dining room and is formalized by its solid cherry construction. The floating seat is independently supported between each pair of...

Red 16

This 36" by 30" compact unit was designed for a combination of display and storage capacity in a small bathroom space. The piece is fabricated from Virola and theexposedverticalsurfaces...

Prairie Home Companions

A friend wanted a pair of craftsman style side chairs for his home's "day" room. I interested him in a design drawn from the Stickley 416 Prairie style with a few modifications readily developed...

Debi's Live Edge Desk

A friend wanted a little nature brought into her design studio. A Texas pecan slab was transformed into her workstation through the addition of an African mahagony base supported with double...

Private Screening

My daughter's new home's open-concept living and dining areas begged for some nominal separation and this 80" tall by 8 ft folding screen seemed like the logical solution. The five African...



Recent comments


Re: Mesquite & Cherry Sofa Table

Jay, Thanks for the compliment. The inlay process I use is relatively straightforward... level the slab, install bowties, rough sand all to 80 grit, fill the voids up to 1/4" freeboard depth with fiberglass resin. After curing, I lay in a bed of turquoise fines and insert larger turquoise chips, then overfill with dust and fines, brush the overfill so everything is slightly proud of the slab surface and apply thin CA glue to saturate the mix but not necessarily fill remaining voids. After curing, the inlay is amazingly stout and I sand it flush to the slab surface (careful belt and RO) to 80 grit and blow stone & wood dust from inlay. I then overlay the clean inlay proud of the surface with either medium CA glue or clear two-part epoxy, let cure, and finish sand full slab/ inlay flush to 220 grit. I stain the slab at this point and finish with poly. Hope this helps and I'm sure there are several alternatives....good luck.

Re: Newport Tea Table

Remarkable piece of work.....would you outline the procedures/techniques you used to fabricate the top? Thanks.

Re: Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle

Steve, fantastic work...what tools did you use for all that sculpting??



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