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Home Office Bookcase Wall

Home Office Bookcase Wall

This project took nearly 2-1/2 years of Sundays to complete. Luckily it was commissioned by my (still) very close friends, so their patience and collaboration was unlimited. This is my first builtin...

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Contemporary Tansu-Style Buffet

Contemporary Tansu-Style Buffet

This is a large dining room buffet built as a companion piece to a large Japanese tansu step-chest that I built for the same client. Both are 100% African sapele, finished with Minwax red mahogany...

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SMALL HANGING WALL CABINET

SMALL HANGING WALL CABINET

Dovetailed birch cabinet with marquetry panel. Some of the woods I used are manzanita, walnut burl, rosewood, and anigre.

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All Pocket Hole Cherry Cabinets, mirrors and shelves

All Pocket Hole Cherry Cabinets, mirrors and shelves

Custom built cherry cabinets, matching mirrors and shelves all done with pocket hole joinery.  The cherry plywood side and back panels were pocket hole joined to the legs and the face frame was also...

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Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

This was my first commissioned work. An Asian inspired bed based on the customers ideas. I designed it in Sketchup. I went through about 6 versions until the customer said that's the one for me. The...

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Walnut dining room table

Walnut dining room table

The table design is a modified version of the Tim Rousseau hall table. The table top is Claro Walnut. The legs and frame were made from Eastern Walnut. The dimensions are 61" long by 35-1/2" wide by...

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Portabench

Portabench

This was a design I came up with to use my beech slab, temporarily, in my front workroom.  In stark contrast to my usual engineering methods the design became more complex as I went along.  The top...

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Mahogany and Leather Side Table

Mahogany and Leather Side Table

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I came across an incredibly lovely board of Santos mahogany one day, with swirls of vanilla and orange in the grain, that board is what inspired the whole piece.  The legs are ebonized maple with a...

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pear hall table

pear hall table

Hall table, made from Swiss Pear with bubinga drawer front. Features dovetail-splined miters, and through wedged carcass tenons. Approx 32x38x13

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Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Drawer pulls in tight spaces

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Recently I had to figure out a way to make low-clearance pulls for drawers installed behind a sliding door.

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Cremation Urn

Cremation Urn

This cremation urn is my first serious attempt at a mitred box or fine woodworking in general. It's maple and cherry with a Danish oil and wax finish. The vertical cherry connecting the mitre splines...

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Asymmetrical End Table

Asymmetrical End Table

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  This project was the first piece of fine furniture I have made. I deisgned and built this piece for a introductory woodworking class at my college. I was greatly inspired by an article in Fine...

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Cherry Bed Frame

Cherry Bed Frame

Cherry bed frame styled after one by Thos Moser. Finished with oil varnish mixture. My wife loves it, as do I.

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Sapele Ottoman

Sapele Ottoman

This Ottoman was designed with a bit of Asian flair to suit the style preferences of a family member. It is solid African Sapele wood all around with the exception of Alder used for internal corner...

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Auragami

Auragami

This origami inspired table is made of spalted Maple & ebonized Ash. The origami butterflies are made of Rosewood & Ebony. The large butterfly has a 3/4" x 32" steel rod running through it to...

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Bamboo Wall Unit

Bamboo Wall Unit

This wall-unit and fireplace surround was made of bamboo plywood and finished with Tried and True's original oil. A flat-screen TV is housed in a recess behind the smoke glass framed in bamboo above...

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Little Maple Cabinet

Little Maple Cabinet

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This is a small cabinet made of hard maple. The two doors on the left are sliding doors, and the one on the right is hinged. The slats in the door frames are concave, planed with a round bottom...

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Torii Nightstand

Torii Nightstand

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This piece started out as a small cabinet for my wife's office while also helping me build my portfolio.  I wanted a small case that would lend itselft to small production runs while still being...

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Tim Rousseau style hall table

Tim Rousseau style hall table

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The table is 6 inches longer than the plans dimension. The joinery is countersunk and plugged screws instead of mortise and tenon joinery. The wood is Walnut with Watco Danish oil finish. Very good...

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Stacking tansu dressers

Stacking tansu dressers

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This pair of stacking tansu cabinets are designed to be his and hers.

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