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Queen Anne Dressing Table

Queen Anne Dressing Table, in cherry. Brasses by Ball and Ball, poplar secondary wood. Finish is BLO followed by orange shellac and one coat of low lustre lacquer.

Upholstered Wing Chair

Cherry legs, maple and poplar frame using mortise and tenon joinery. Fabric is Historic Deerfield Flame Stitch.

LInen press

Based on a similar piece at MESDA, in poplar with a red over black milk paint finish. Rat tail hinges. The upper cabinet hides a TV, the lower a stereo. Plinth base with dovetailed bracket feet...

Tall clock

In poplar with a milk painted finish followed by an oil topcoat. 86 inches tall, painted dial housed in a dial frame behind a door. Quartz movement with pendulum behind the lower door.

Windsor arm chair

Windor arm chair, carved volutes on end of crest rail and hand holds, milk paint finish followed by oil topcoat, Legs and stretchers are maple, spindles and bent parts are red oak, seat is pine.

Small four drawer chest

Tiger maple chest of drawers with graduated drawer heights, drawers dovetailed front and back, case also dovetailed top and bottom. Drawer runners dovetailed into side of case. Plinth base with...

Tilt top tables

A pair of walnut tilt top tables. One has a round dished top, done on the lathe, the other has an elliptical top bevelled underneath to reduce the apparent thickness of the top. Both have latches...

Small dovetailed Chest

Cherry, with breadboard ends on the top, Holly escutcheon, ogee bracket feet. Finish is BLO followed by orange shellac followed by one coat of 10 degree lacquer.

Massachusetts tea table

Cherry, finish is BLO followed by orange shellac followed by one coat of 10 degree lacquer. Based on tables by Norm Vandal, Lonnie Bird and Glen Huey.

Comb back arm chair

Similar in style to another chair I have on this site, in this example I modified the turnings and the rake and splay of the arms and legs and extended the length of the arms to account for the...

Connecticut Highboy

Inspiration from Eldred Wheeler, Norm Vandal and an article in Woodworkers Journal. 75 inches tall, primary wood cherry, secondary poplar.  All dovetails hand cut, 158 in total.

shaker boxes

Set of boxes in maple in sizes 1 through 5.

shaker candle holder

This lamp is hardwired into the house circuits and hangs from a single peg which is part of the electrical box.

Writing arm windsor chair

Pine seat, maple turnings, oak spindles, arm and crest rail.  Oil over milkpaint finish.


Appalachian dulcimer inspired by the work of Warren May of Berea, KY.  In cherry with African blackwood pegs and tagua nut inlay on the fretboard.  Hummingbird soundholes.

Comback windsor arm chair

Tall back Windsor finished in milk paint from the Real Milk Paint Co.  Pine seat, maple legs, stretchers and arm posts, oak crest rail and arm as well as oak spindles.


A tall post bed in cherry, post height is 81 inches.

Slant top desk

Based on the piece by Ontario cabinet maker John Doan as seen in Howard Pain's book but in cherry rather than bird's eye maple.

Connecticut highboy

In cherry, finished with oil and shellac. Two drawers have fan carvings. The sides of the lower case are single boards. The dovetails are hand cut and the piece has 158 dovetails in total. The upper...

Recent comments

Re: Connecticut highboy

This is a hobby, always has been and will be. I have no desire to do this for $, takes all the fun out of it.

Re: Reader Says Mythbusters Missed on Hammer Strikes

Mythbusters may be full of it but the girl is cute.

Re: Wall Unit

Very nice work. May I ask how you did the diamond panels in the doors?

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