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Building a Wooden Playground Adventureland

Building a Wooden Playground Adventureland

  Playgrounds today are complex wood play sets that feature swings, slides, and monkey bars for children to enjoy. To make the ideal adventure playground, why not attempt to build a sturdy structure...

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Hall Table

Hall Table

Hall Table for a foyer area. Sapele African Mahogany. Pore filled for smooth surfaces, and protected with General Finishes varnish. Dyed red-brown with water-based dye.

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Arts and Crafts sideboard

Arts and Crafts sideboard

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This Honduras mahogany sideboard is designed in an arts and crafts tradition. As noted in the photo captions, I started the design with variations on a long slow curve (seen in Harvey Ellis' work as...

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Cherry Kitchen Cabinets using Kreg Jig

Cherry Kitchen Cabinets using Kreg Jig

Cherry finished with Boiled Linseed Oil, 2 coats Dark GARNET Shellac and 3 ooats Polyuretane. Photo 3 is a sideboard located in the Dining Room. I used a Kreg Jig and used pocket hole construction.

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Celtic Cross Wooden Box!

Celtic Cross Wooden Box!

Just a little piece of artwork I completed, the center portion is stained 'hard maple' with a chip carved celtic cross (the same as the one on my personal guitar I recently posted). I then inlayed...

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Greene and Greene inspired coffee table

Greene and Greene inspired coffee table

This Greene and Greene styled coffee table is made primarily of cherry with walnut and ebony accents. It is approximately 24" x 50" x 18.5"   The inlay in the middle of the top is composed of ebony...

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Chocking the Chicken

Chocking the Chicken

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This is a sculpture that I just had to do. Every artist puts on the wall what he thinks is improtant, so I thought I would just put this up and ask the question, Why would Anyone Make this? Made from...

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Paolini #74 Stickley Book Rack - Knock Down Version

Paolini #74 Stickley Book Rack - Knock Down Version

Paolini's new video series on his variation on the #74 promises to be a great one. I've made a couple of these from his FWW May/April 2008 article. On this one, I used stub tenons and connector...

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Guest apartment

Guest apartment

We recently completed the addition of a small guest apartment and now I have been working on finishing it. We built custom mahogany cabinets for the kitchen and I have been busy making the furniture...

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Eleven-Drawer Arts and Crafts Dresser

Eleven-Drawer Arts and Crafts Dresser

Woodworker: Hikmet C. Sakman Sakman’s interpretation of this Arts and Crafts dresser includes graceful elements that break up the typically rectilinear style, such as a tapered carcase and curved...

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White Oak Desk

White Oak Desk

Woodworker: Steven Kessler To make this desk, Kessler modified plans for a Roycroft lady’s writing desk. He finished the quartersawn white oak with Jeff Jewitt’s Arts and Crafts finishing...

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Greene-and-Greene-style Sideboard

Greene-and-Greene-style Sideboard

Rogowski’s Greene-and-Greene-style sideboard in mahogany. Ebony and yellowheart carved inlay give the piece its visual interest. Traditional frame-and-panel construction was used, as well as breadboard ends, dovetail, and mortise-and-tenon joinery. The process is outlined in three FW magazines #125, 126 and 127.

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Arts and Crafts-style Coffee Table

Arts and Crafts-style Coffee Table

Arts and Crafts-inspired coffee table in cherry and walnut. The finish is varnish.

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Arts and Crafts-style Bed

Arts and Crafts-style Bed

Rogowski’s mahogany Arts and Crafts bed also features Chinese accents (cloud lifts). The piece is finished with varnish.

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Greene-and-Greene-style Dining Set

Greene-and-Greene-style Dining Set

Peart’s commissioned cherry dining set based on a Greene-and-Greene design. The set and Ebon-X accents are finished with a urethane-varnish mix.

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Arts and Crafts-style Side Table

Arts and Crafts-style Side Table

Elaborating on the familiar Arts & Craft style, Bodett’s table is made from lacewood, koa, ebony, and finished with a combination of varnish, tung oil, mineral spirits, and wax.

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Re-Created Gustav Stickley Strap Hinge Writing Desk

Re-Created Gustav Stickley Strap Hinge Writing Desk

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Modeled after a Gustav Stickley writing desk (ca. 1900). Quarter sawn white oak with mission brown trans fast dye and Tried and True varnish oil.  The desk is 12 1/4" deep by 26 1/2" wide by 54 14"...

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gab furniture & woodworks shop

gab furniture & woodworks shop

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this is my dream shop it is 24'x45' it is a project of mine that hopefully will soon come true! i've placed the machinery in order that will work for me. i design and build to others specs, i also...

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Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom Vanity

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This is a variation of the arts and crafts coffee table from a fww article by Kevin Rodel. I built it from some old 2x4's i picked up free from craigslist. they are from a 100 year old grocery store...

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Fantasy Shop

Fantasy Shop

I try to line my equipment up so it can be used as an out feed table if necessary, Planer being the same height as the workbenchs etc.  I have to raise the heights of some of the equipment to...

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