Michael Pekovich is Fine Woodworking’s art director. A long-time woodworker, Mike caught the hand tool bug when he came to the magazine 13 years ago. On weekends he’s apt to be rummaging for old tools to fill out his collection at flea markets and tag sales, and he wrote an article on tips for using hand tools in issue #178. His taste in furniture is typical of the magazine’s readers. Growing up in California, he was inspired by the writings and work of James Krenov and a visit to the Gamble house in Pasadena cemented his love for Arts and Crafts furniture. Upon relocating to Connecticut, Mike developed a passion for the simplicity and subtle proportions of Shaker furniture and for working with hardwoods native to New England.
Infeed and outfeed clearance at every machine and plenty of room for hand work.
Just a simple dovetailed box with a rope to keep it closed.
My brother found some Rookwood tiles on ebay and asked me to make a table for them. He likes arts and crafts furniture, but wanted something original. It was fun…
White oak cabinet with spalted tanoak drawer fronts.
This bed was for a friend whose only request was that is was comfortable to read in. The panels are coopered quartersawn cherry.
Fereral-style cherry cabinet with broken pediment and walnut detail. A companion piece to a writing desk.
Shaker meets federal desk in cherry with walnut trim
This 7-drawer dresser with jewelry box is part of a Shaker bedroom set that included a pencil post bed night stands and a tall dresser.
Cherry desk with secret compartments and inlayed silver fish for my son, Eli. The idea was a bomb-proof desk that could one day survive dorm life and serve as a…
Bird's eye and tiger maple dressing table with walnut trim for my wife. I later added a desktop jewelry box.
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