Christopher Somers, Auburn, CA, US

Recent comments

Re: Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Very very nice. Hope it comes to the pages of FWW someday :) Are the mid-stiles on the sliding door "real" (the panel is broken and captured between each), or simply in front of a solid/full-width panel? I like the effect.


Re: Amazing Bed in a Box

That is definitely awesome! The alternative to a Murphy bed came to mind as well. Though my wife would be more likely to come camping more frequently if this was our sleeping arrangements.

Another request for plans / full article of construction.


Re: some sideboards

Very interesting and diverse collection! I'll ask the question that you're suggesting - when does a sideboard become something else, maybe, a dresser - like yours that are much lower to the ground, and have a large set of drawers (e.g. the cherry and burl veneer, the "circa 1990," and especially the Greene inspired piece - the latter 2 could definitely work as a dresser in a bedroom, say with a couple open shelves behind the opposing doors). Or your sideboard from 1987 that has a cutout that makes it look like a desk - suitable to sit down in front of to do some writing.


Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

Since my PBS carried season 1 but not season 2, it would be nice to get this book! Thanks for offering it.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Thanks for offering this - I'd love to win it!

Re: Help me choose what to build for a video workshop

Wow, I guess I get to be the 1st to say - #2! I like the asymmetry, and the mix of open space with the door and drawers.

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

This would be quite useful to me! Thanks for offering.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

I'm always interested in design books - it's the hardest part of this craft! Thanks for offering this.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Country Furniture by George Buchanan

Would love this book! Thanks for doing these Give-aways!

Re: Building wooden bikes

Very cool, and +1 on the I stumbled up that shop in Sausolito a couple weeks ago, and got to see them up close and talk w/ the owner/designer. THOSE are wooden bikes that compete at the highest levels of both road and mountain races - impressive!

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Thanks for offering another book! Hope this one is mine :)

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Would love this book. Thanks for offering these give-aways.


Re: UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

Would love a copy, thanks.

Re: UPDATE: Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw by Hendrik Varju

Thanks for these giveaways - hope I can land this one!

Re: UPDDATE: Shop Improvements: Outstanding ideas from the world's finest woodworkers from Fine Woodworking magazine

My shop could stand some improvements - would love the book!

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

Would love to get this set!


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

And, I hope this isn't out of line (editors squelch if needed), but anyone interested in Studio Furniture should check out the free, on-line history of two decades worth of furniture and craftsmen that passed through the doors of Pritam & Eames studio in NY., goto their Archives, and you'll see it split up into two decades. A wealth of reading and photographs! (NOT for dial-up connections!)


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