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Oval mahogany table

Second version of the oval table, this one is in Mahogany. Apron is brick laid and veneered. Bandings and paterae are all custom and built at the shopFinish is hash coat of dewaxed garnet shellac...

Cherry Chest on Chest

This is a simplfied Thomas Elf chest on chest. This was built in 2005. Cherry and figured Cherry for the drawer fronts. Poplar for secondary wood Finish is shellace and wax

Walnut coffee table

Bookmatch walnut top, reversed tapered legs Finish Tung oil, additional coats of wipe on Varnish on top for better protection. Rubbered out top finish with Maguires to give nice medium gloss

Blanket chest

Cherry blanket chest made for my daughter , based on a 1760's  6 board chest Hand cut dovetail, molding on the sides of the top are sliding dovetails to allow for seasonal movement

additional views of maple box

Additional views of maple / walnut box

Tiger Maple / walnut keepsake box

Tiger Maple and walnut keepsake box Finish is oil with top coated with several coats of wipe on varnish, sanded lightly between coats. After the finish had cured used Maguire's swirl remover to...

Federal style oval table

Construction- bricklaid apron, legs connected via bridle joint / sliding  dovetail . Custom banding, holly and ebony, cuffs on legs are ebony and fiddleback mahogany, Oval Inlay curly maple/ black...

Cherry Side Table

Side table, Cherry , ebony, holly, fiddleback and Zebrawood inlay

Cherry side table

Cherry Side table

Writing desk

Writing desk for my daughter,  Materials: Cherry, quilted maple and tiger striped mahogany inlay, holly and ebony banding and cuffs. Finish: Amber shellac, non-wax shellac sealer/ wipe on varnish

Cherry curved chest

Cherry/curly cherry; mortise and tenon joinery, handcut dovetails Finish:tung oil varnish , wax

Mahogany Blanket Chest

Carcase is a single 21' wide maghogany board, handcut dovetails. Moldings on the lid are attached via sliding dovetails to allow for expansion and contraction of the top

Recent comments

Re: Walnut coffee table

ezigmond, the legs are tapered on 2 sides, they are not tapered where the rails meet the leg.
Thank you for the kind words.

Re: Cherry curved chest

Good point I had to use different stock on the drawer front because the curve was cut from the solid, but worth paying closer attention to on the next one

Re: Walnut coffee table

The taper on the legs is on the outside of each leg. The sides with the mortises are not tapered.
The taper is smaller at the top and flair out towards the bottom

Re: Tiger Maple / walnut keepsake box

Pauljh, not sure how to post additional views on here but I do have a few extra views if it would help
Rich Macrae

Re: A Pair Of Desks

Love the desks, choice of materials, and the craftmanship , looks first rate;the chair, well that's another story, looks more inviting for watching a football game, or taking a snooze,than getting work done...

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