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Picture frames, out of the box

Some picture frames I created. The oil paintings are by my wife, Gail. The 2 projects were created independently of each other.

100 Trees: A Display of Wood Veneers

When I adopted woodworking as a hobby 25 years ago (Thanks Norm), I purchased some veneer samples to help me learn about wood. I have always thought they should be displayed so as to show people the...


This oak and cherry credenza sits under a wall mounted TV screen in our living room. It was designed to store the components of the stereo, cable box, Apple TV and to hide the associated cables. Each...

Boomerang table: curly maple, root cherry, gold leaf

This table, which sits in front of the sofa, is made from curly maple, root cherry (Artisan Lumber, MA) and gold leaf. The root cherry is finished in Walnut Danish finishing oil. The maple was...

Loop side-table

I dry to design functional furniture that will engage the viewer/user. The Loop side-table is composed of steam-bent, 2" wide, 5/16" ash and butternut wood obtained from httpwwwartisanlumbercom...

Rock table for hallway

I try to make furniture which contains some unexpected design element. In this piece, it was my hope that the extreme cantilever of a lacquered-finished walnut table top, off of a granite post, would...

Chest of draws [sic] Revealed

I had previously posted this project, showing the front. As the readers are all woodworkers, I thought you may find the back side of the carcass equally interesting. The stiles and rails, on the face...

Probing the limits of picture frames

I had been away from woodworking for 2 decades and forgot what I use to know. I needed some simple projects to help me re-learn woodworking. I decided to explore the "intellectual" limits of the...

Chest of draws

The intent was to build a chest which contained a set of randomly distributed drawers. Given the constraint that each draw had to be neither too large nor too small, ultimately, I could not design a...

Recent comments

Re: Why do you work wood?

Woodworking is less expensive than regular visits to a psychiatrist, but not by much.

Re: Free Plan: Build a Picture Frame

I think woodworkers have not yet explored the limits of frames. Here are a few examples of non-standard frames... http://gallery.me.com/hzmd#100372

Re: Chest of draws [sic] Revealed

It was mostly designed using paper, cut-up pieces of paper and pencil. I think some of it was done on a Mac computer using an old drawing program.

The goal was to create the appearance of a set of randomly placed drawers, however all drawers had to be functional. The drawers range from 6" x 6" x 18" to 26" x 24" x 18". I used a Leigh dovetail jig to create the internal spline joint of the carcass and all the other dovetails.

No (significant amount of) blood was drawn during the creation of this project.

I have tried to create furniture that makes the viewer look/think twice at the project. Here are my other projects... http://gallery.me.com/hzmd#100082

I want to thank Norm Abrams for getting me into woodworking some 20+ years ago. My first project was the workbench he did on his first show.

Thanks for your interest.


Re: Chest of draws

"Draw" is my error. It will not happen again.

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